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In this image taken from video footage run Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's CCTV via AP Video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. (CCTV via AP Video)
March 28, 2018 - 4:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor. North Korean leader Kim...
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In this image taken from video footage run Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's CCTV via AP Video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. (CCTV via AP Video)
March 28, 2018 - 3:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor. North Korean leader Kim...
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David Hernandez, left, Genevieve Peters, center, and Jennifer Martinez celebrate after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California's sanctuary cities law (SB54) during their meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 2:34 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California and its Democrat-controlled Legislature have courted a reputation for leading resistance against the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. But at the local level, there's a brewing backlash. On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, a crane transporting vehicles operates on a container ship at the Port of Oakland, in Oakland, Calif. The Trump administration said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, it has widened U.S. access to South Korea’s car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said it has widened U.S. access to South Korea's car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports. The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement to overhaul the 6-year-old U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, a crane transporting vehicles operates on a container ship at the Port of Oakland, in Oakland, Calif. The Trump administration said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, it has widened U.S. access to South Korea’s car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 28, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says a revamped deal with South Korea will give U.S. carmakers more access to the country and will provide protection from competition. Senior administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the United States reached an agreement to...
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In this photo released Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju, left, pose for a photo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 11:55 pm
BEIJING (AP) — North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the long-time allies despite a recent chill as both countries on Wednesday confirmed Kim's secret trip to Beijing this week. The visit highlights Beijing and Pyongyang's...
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A small group of sanctuary state supporters gather outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., as they prepare to discuss joining a DOJ lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 9:10 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In a dramatic one-two punch, leaders in California's Orange County voted Tuesday to condemn the state's sanctuary law that limits police cooperation with federal immigration authorities and to join a Trump administration lawsuit that seeks to overturn it. The all-Republican...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has widened U.S. access to South Korea's car market while providing American manufacturers protection from South Korean imports. The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement to overhaul the six-year-old U.S.-Korea Free Trade...
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A small group of sanctuary state supporters gather outside the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting in Santa Ana, Calif., as they prepare to discuss joining a DOJ lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
March 27, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations. The all-Republican Board of Supervisors in the county of 3.2 million people made the...
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March 27, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish banker convicted of helping Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions deserves a lenient sentence because he at most had a small role "in someone else's mammoth plot," his lawyers said. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, 47, who is facing sentencing on April 11, made the appeal to a New York...
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