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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries. Much of the apprehension...
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In this May 16, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is not welcome everywhere as his party tries to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities. Republican candidates in some of the most contested states fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm than good if he were to campaign on their behalf. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do...
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Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Freedom Caucus opposed the measure, seeking leverage to obtain a vote on a hard-line immigration plan. Last week’s display of anarchy among House Republicans on immigration underscores how problematic and risky the issue is for a GOP that badly needs unity heading into November elections that will decide control of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 19, 2018 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress. GOP leaders thought they had found a way by Friday...
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President Donald Trump walks into the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, for a Prison Reform Summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2018 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor David Asman...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie after announcing he will nominate him to lead the department during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event Friday on prison...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy in California in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 18, 2018 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the agency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 18, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event on prison...
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Heidi Clark holds a photograph from her 1995 wedding at her home in Orem, Utah, on Friday, May 18, 2018. Clark became pregnant at 16 and married soon after, under pressure from her boyfriend's religious community of Seventh-Day Adventists in Pennsylvania, she said. “I always felt a little bit like I was trapped,” Clark said, now 40. “I was 17. I was so young.” Utah state Rep. Angela Romero wants to ban marriage for anyone under 18 as part of a national push to outlaw underage marriage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates. High-profile teen marriage cases in Utah have...
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A dump truck sits near the scene after a collision with a school bus in Mount Olive, N.J., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Jay Faltings via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 5:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a school bus crash with a dump truck in New Jersey (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The owner of a trucking company whose dump truck collided with a school bus on a New Jersey highway says he's "deeply saddened" by the accident, which killed a student...
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