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Pope Francis steps out of the plane after landing at the Geneva International Airport for a one-day visit at the invitation of the World Council of Churches (WWC), Thursday June 21, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. (Tony Gentile/pool photo via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 6:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the pope's visit to Geneva (all times local): 12 noon Pope Francis has been greeted joyfully by Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist and Orthodox leaders as he arrived for an ecumenical service among many different Christian faiths at the World Council of Churches. The pontiff...
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Pope Francis is welcomed by Swiss president Alain Berset, after his arrival in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Pope Francis Francis arrived for a one-day visit to promote his view that Christians, whatever their theological differences, can join forces to work for peace and justice in the world. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 4:49 am
GENEVA (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Geneva, one of the world's first cities to adopt the Protestant Reformation, for a one-day visit Thursday to promote his view that Christians, whatever their theological differences, can join forces to work for peace and justice in the world. Two previous...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 4:39 am
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:42 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. In a town hall meeting with students at the German Jordanian University, she largely stayed...
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More than 100 protestors demonstrated outside the federal courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments over the U.S. Justice Department's request to block three California laws that extend protections to people in the country illegally, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday. Judge John...
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More than 100 protestors demonstrated outside the federal courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments over the U.S. Justice Department's request to block three California laws that extend protections to people in the country illegally, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 21, 2018 - 2:59 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants in the country illegally. During a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday, Judge John Mendez questioned the scope of...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Vice President Mike Pence, right, address members of the media before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Looking on is Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:56 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:54 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun a visit to Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. Bavaria's Christian Social Union party is locked in a dispute with Merkel over its demand...
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President Donald Trump, center, listens to Vice President Mike Pence, right, address members of the media before signing an executive order to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Looking on is Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:53 am
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out. There is concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention, even if they...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. The federal government and the provinces also still need to publish regulations that will govern the cannabis trade. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 2:13 am
Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and...
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