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GOP mutters, gently, as Trump sidesteps Senate for top aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest anointment of an acting head of a major federal agency has prompted muttering, but no more than that, from Republican senators whose job description includes confirming top administration aides.

Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government on Monday highlighted the weekend "rescue" of nearly 800 migrants packed into semitrailers, calling the operation a message that authorities are getting serious about combatting human trafficking.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man authorities say attacked him inside a Southern California Costco Wholesale warehouse store.

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels.

Protesters demand that Hong Kong leader resign

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy.

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding cake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to take a new look at the dispute between the lesbian couple and the owners of a now-closed bakery in the Portland area.

AP Fact Check: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting

EDITOR'S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him.

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime.

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us.

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