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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

By Michael Birnbaum and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Legal analysts have said a new executive order that maintains bans would not likely allay the concerns of federal judges who put the original order on hold.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the United States, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with Sandra Cano of Atlanta, the "Doe" in the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court case, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2005.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Homeland Security secretary signs guidelines to empower authorities to deport illegal immigrants

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

Florida middle schooler could face charges after throwing wood at Trump motorcade

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach.
U.S. Sen. John McCain speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 17, 2017.

John McCain defends media after Trump’s calls them ‘the enemy’

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
“I hate the press. I hate you especially,” McCain told interviewer Chuck Todd of NBC. “But the fact is we need you. We need a free press.”
A Boeing 787-10 is moved from the tarmac after a ceremony celebrating the rollout of Boeing's newest Dreamliner at the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs during visit to Boeing plant

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised to boost U.S. manufacturing and punish companies for moving jobs overseas during a visit on Friday to a South Carolina Boeing Co plant to celebrate the unveiling of its latest Dreamliner jet.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) catches the ball during pregame against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, Oct. 2, 2016.

Warrant issued for New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis on assault charges

By Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
Police in Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with a group of men in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities said on Friday.

Robert Michel, longest-serving minority leader in US House, dies at 93

By Bob Levey, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert H. Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician who served as House minority leader for 14 years — a tenure marked, toward the end, by partisan rancor and intraparty warfare stoked by his firebrand successor, Newt Gingrich — died Feb. 17 at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.
Former professional wrestler George the Animal Steele throws out the first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, Sept. 12, 2012.

WWE star George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
William James Myers, better known by his name in the WWE ring, George “The Animal” Steele, has died, WWE announced Friday morning. He was 79.

Former Patriots CB Myers dies at 38

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Former NFL cornerback Leonard Myers died Friday after battling cancer. He was 38.
President Donald Trump waves as he steps from Air Force One upon his arrival in West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles — including Trump

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Trump has been vague about his goals and how to achieve them and his aides have struggled to interpret his orders.
The stern of the El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on November 1, 2015.

US probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.

Dick Bruna, creator of children’s favorite Miffy, dies

By Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington on Jan. 18.

Longtime adversary of EPA confirmed to lead the agency

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Scott Pruitt has spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Spicer denies Trump will call up Guard for immigrant roundup

By Margaret Talev, Bloomberg on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
A Homeland Security Department official said the memo was an early idea that was never seriously considered.
The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 4, 2013.

Trump, Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks.
Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commanding officer of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, speaks to an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj, Afghanistan, in this Jan. 6, 2011 handout photo.

Trump’s pick for national security adviser turns down offer

By Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said Thursday.

Friend of San Bernardino gunman pleads guilty to conspiracy charges

By Steve Gorman, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
The California man accused of buying assault rifles used by the married couple who massacred 14 people at a San Bernardino office party in December 2015 pleaded guilty on Thursday of conspiring with one of the killers in previous plots.
President Donald Trump speaks during the signing of H.J. Resolution 38, nullifies the “stream protection rule”, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2017.

Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media, detractors at combative news conference

By Ashley Parker and John Wagner, The Washington Post on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
“To be honest, I inherited a mess,” Trump said, in a news conference that lasted more than an hour and was at times rambling, combative and pointed. “It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.”