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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump’s estimation, the U.S. border isn’t merely porous, it’s “wide open.” Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastructure isn’t just in need of improvement but it’s in “total disrepair and decay.” The health law is not only flawed, but it’s an “absolute and total catastrophe.” His apocalyptic […]
1 week ago
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Candidate forums held for local elections

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) -- March elections are only a few weeks away and candidate forums are attracting higher attendance than before.
1 week ago
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The Latest: Pence: US to ‘will hold Russia accountable’

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Europe (all times local): 10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Russia at the start of his presidency. Pence says at the Munich Security […]
2 weeks ago
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Early voting starts Wednesday in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -- Early voting starts Wednesday, February 15th in Chattanooga.
2 weeks ago
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Newspaper goofs, uses “SNL” pic of Alec Baldwin for Trump story

(CBS) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation – just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on “Saturday Night Live” instead of Trump himself. Accompanying […]
2 weeks ago
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Opponents of Trump’s travel ban look to score another win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s travel ban sought Friday to rack up another legal victory against the measure, believing they have the administration on the defensive after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the order. As government attorneys debated their next move, they faced unsympathetic judges on both coasts. The San […]
Hillary Clinton releases video statement: ‘Future is female’
3 weeks ago
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Hillary Clinton releases video statement: ‘Future is female’

"strong women to step up and speak out."
3 weeks ago
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Travelers arrive in US to hugs and tears after ban is lifted

BOSTON (AP) – Travelers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump enjoyed tearful reunions with loved ones in the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge swept the ban aside. Airlines around the world allowed people to board flights as usual to the United States. One lawyer waiting at New York’s Kennedy […]
3 weeks ago
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US suspends enforcement of travel ban, DOJ appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has appealed a judge’s order temporarily blocking President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration ban, saying it’s the “sovereign prerogative” of a president to admit or exclude aliens in order to protect national security. The appeal filed late Saturday at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, […]
3 weeks ago
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Injured toddler’s future waits on Trump travel policy

(CNN) – Severe burns disfigured the toddler’s face. Scars are scattered under little Dilbireen Muhsin’s chin. In Kurdish, the young Yazidi boy’s name means “wounded heart.” Yet 2-year-old Dilbireen, affectionately called Dili, remains cheerful and self-sufficient. He enjoys cuddling with his blanket and playing peek-a-boo, and he exhibits more independence than many other children his age […]
3 weeks ago
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Nashville To Welcome Iraqi Family Denied Entry Due to Travel Ban

Nashville, TN (WDEF) – Despite holding a U.S. visa and undergoing background screenings, a former interpreter for the U.S. government and his family were blocked from coming to Tennessee from Iraq, due to President Trump’s travel ban. Fuad Suleman was stopped in Cairo and deported back to Iraq last weekend, says the Tennessee Immigrant and […]
3 weeks ago
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US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries was blocked by a federal judge who imposed a nationwide hold on the executive order that had sparked protests across the country. It wasn’t immediately clear what happens next for people who had waited years to receive visas to […]
4 weeks ago
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The Latest on immigration ban

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump, his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and other immigration actions (all times local): There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign. Study the world! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, […]
4 weeks ago
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Olympic champ fears he may not be able to return to kids in U.S.

LONDON –  Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy “seems to have made me an alien” and fears he may not be able to return to his U.S. home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order […]
1 month ago
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US judge bars deportations under Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s emergency order has temporarily barred the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The judge said travelers who had been detained had a strong argument that their legal rights had been violated. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday that […]