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By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where unauthorized immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had arrived for hearings on other matters. At Kennedy International Airport in New York, pass…

By JOHN ELIGON, ALAN BLINDER and NIDA NAJAR OLATHE, Kan. – “The Jameson guys,” as some on the staff at Austins Bar and Grill knew the pair, were on the patio on Wednesday evening. It was hardly unusual: Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, two immigrants from India, often enjoyed an after-work whiskey at the bar they had adopted as a hangout. Adam W. Purinto…

By John Wagner President Donald Trump declared himself among friends as he began speaking Friday at an annual gathering of conservative activists and told the crowd that he would serve them well. “Now you finally have a president, finally,” Trump said, shortly after taking stage to Lee Greenwood’s “Good Bless the U.S.A.” “It took you a long time.” With…

By Philip Rucker OXON HILL, Md. – Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended the Trump administration’s plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday night, saying the law known as Obamacare is a “nightmare” and that the administration is committed to “an orderly transition” to a new health-care system. Addressing a gathering of cons…

By YAMICHE ALCINDOR WASHINGTON – Two days before Election Day, Donald Trump traveled to Sioux City, Iowa, and proclaimed that he was the protector of federal programs aimed at helping elderly and low-income Americans. It was Hillary Clinton, he said, who was an untrustworthy steward of the working class and who would slash vital benefits. “I am going to protect a…

By Sandhya Somashekhar, Emma Brown, Moriah Balingit and Robert Barnes WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal protections for transgender students who sought the right to use the public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. Officials with…

By Kenneth Chang Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for biological signs of alien life outside of the solar system. The planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light years, or about 235 trillion miles,…

By Moriah Balingit, Emma Brown and Sandhya Somashekhar The Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender students and is preparing changes to federal guidance that required the nation’s public schools to allow students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities. A White House spokesman said Tuesday that the Educ…

By Franco Ordonez  WASHINGTON — Immigration lawyers have already begun taking steps to challenge President Donald Trump’s sweeping new directives to step up deportations of those in the country illegally. Some of the top immigration rights groups and their lawyers huddled over the weekend and Tuesday to debate when and how they want to attack directives released…

By Fred Barbash, Ben Guarino and Brian Murphy  President Donald Trump called anti-Semitic violence “horrible” and vowed Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism in comments that followed criticism that the White House had not clearly denounced vandalism and threats targeting Jewish institutions. Hours before Trump’s remarks, Hillary Clinton called on her for…

On a day when Jewish Community Centers across the United States received bomb threats, Ivanka Trump encouraged religious tolerance in a tweet. At least 10 Jewish centers across the country, including two in the Buffalo area, were targeted Monday by threats, according to national media reports and local Jewish Community Center officials. Here's is the tweet Trump p…

By Jeremy W. Peters Milo Yiannopoulos had everything he needed to be a smash success in today’s conservative world: A big personality, an intuitive sense for baiting the left and no inhibitions about causing offense. It hardly mattered that he did not consider himself much of a conservative. But Yiannopoulos’ downfall this week – a dizzying 24 hours in which h…

Somalia President-elect Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed quietly lived the American dream with his wife and four children on Grand Island. He provided his family with a comfortable lifestyle and put himself and his children through college. A charismatic and humble man, he befriended fellow immigrants, political figures, sports celebrities. Former Buffalo Sabre Rick Martin lik…

By Steven Erlanger LONDON – With thousands of people demonstrating against President Donald Trump outside Parliament, British lawmakers on Monday debated whether to deny him a formal state visit because – in the eyes of nearly 2 million Britons in an online petition – it would “cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the queen.” The debate included the kind of p…