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IMMIGRATION-POLITICS – The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on the contentious issue and fueling concerns a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 930 words, photo.
TRUMP-SELLING THE DEAL – President Donald Trump credits his accord with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un with saving tens of millions of people from nuclear war. Now he just has to get everyone else on board. Frustrated with lukewarm backing from congressional Republicans, criticism from Democratic opponents and skepticism from allies and the media, Trump made a stop on the North Lawn of the White House to promote the nuclear deal that critics have criticized as vague and lacking in clear objectives. By Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 970 words, photo.
IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM – The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, paying a smuggler $8,000 to get to the border and take their chances with the American asylum system. Like many others he was undeterred by the new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week to bar victims of gang violence from seeking asylum in the U.S. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 900 words, photos.
COLD CASE-DNA HISTORY – Groups of private investigators in Utah and California have been emboldened by the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer and are spearheading a push to replicate authorities’ use of DNA evidence in that case by urging amateur genealogists to contribute genetic information to a public DNA