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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico could allow him to claim a political victory on a largely unfulfilled central campaign promise as he prepares for the 2020 election. The deal offers some provisions agreed to earlier, and some new measures. His campaign spokesman declared that Trump "yet again delivered a huge victory for the American people."
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A deal between Washington and Mexico City to head off tariffs on Mexican imports is being hailed by both countries, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be in slowing immigration. Additionally, migration experts are raising concerns about what it could mean for the treatment of people fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. The agreement focuses almost exclusively on enforcement and says little about root causes driving the surge seen in recent months.
UNDATED (AP) — Pressure on the Southern Baptist Convention to address sex abuse has intensified in recent months. That is due in part to articles by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News asserting that hundreds of clergy and staff have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past 20 years, including dozens who returned to church duties, while leaving more than 700 victims with little in the way of justice or apologies.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Kamala Harris played up her experience as a prosecutor on Saturday, telling a mostly black crowd in South Carolina that her prosecutorial credentials have given her a window in to helping improve the criminal justice system and also make her uniquely qualified to take on President Donald Trump.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Student loan debts are a pressing problem for many young Americans. And they are getting lots of attention from the Democratic presidential candidates. For some it's very personal. Candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) and his husband have loans of more than $130,000, putting them in the ranks of the 43 million Americans who owe federal student debt. Candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed taxing multimillionaires to come up with additional education funding.
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