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Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. Above, Sessions at the Department of Justice in Washington on Tuesday.

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Hawaii tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have some respect'

The U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.

President Donald Trump meets with Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker, in the Oval office of the White House on Friday.

Aid worker released From Cairo jail, returns to U.S.

Aya Hijazi and her husband were accused of child abuse. Human rights groups called the charges specious but the couple were jailed for nearly three years.

SoCal Dreamer 'repatriated' to Mexico files lawsuit

A 23-year-old California student is suing the federal government to learn its reasons for returning him to Mexico despite what his attorneys say is his DACA status.

Trump lifting federal hiring freeze

The White House Office of Management and Budget also calls on federal agencies and the public to come up with ideas to overhaul government services.

Homeland Security fields 1,000 sex abuse complaints, report says

More than 90 percent of the complaints involved ICE, an agency within Homeland Security that has more than 30,000 beds at U.S. detention facilities.

Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Among the winners were Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" for fiction, The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold for national reporting and The East Bay Times for breaking news reporting.

Google accused of underpaying female employees

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.

Ceremony in San Francisco marks the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March

The Bataan Death March in the Philippines is an oft-forgotten part of World War II history, but survivors and advocates are working to change that.

What is the US goal in Syria?

The U.S. has now bombed both main players in the Syrian war: President Bashar Assad's military and the Islamic State. But the Trump administration hasn't spelled out what sort of outcome it's seeking.

Postal Service reports increase in dog attacks on letter carriers

The USPS said its employees were bitten in 6,755 attacks in 2016, and Los Angeles topped the list, with 80. The postal service also released safety tips.

Why add a banana to the Passover table?

It's one of several suggestions that connect the ancient holiday, remembering the Israelites' flight to freedom, with the world's current refugee crisis.

Congress reacts to Trump's Syria missile strike

On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.

​Trump defends attack on Syria; demands 'end the slaughter'

The U.S. blasted the air base Thursday night with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

US missiles blast Syria base where chem planes took off

The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.

In WWI trenches, instant coffee gave troops a much-needed boost

One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.

The unsung equestrian heroes of World War I and the plot to poison them

April 6 marks 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I. Years before, the U.S. supported the effort by sending over thousands of horses, which were so important that Germans plotted to kill them.