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Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Immigration Separated Families

Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months.

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782,...


Government

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic “Wah wah.” Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump’s hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the...


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Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...


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Cowboys stress numbers over No. 1 at receiver without Bryant

Cowboys Life After Dez Football

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cole Beasley doesn’t need a lot of prodding to bring up how much he thinks outsiders will overlook Dallas receivers now that the Cowboys have moved on from Dez Bryant. The new dean of the group sees opportunity rather than uncertainty at a position that lacks a big name, and...


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California to defend immigration laws against Trump

California Immigration Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After repeatedly suing the Trump administration over U.S. immigration policies, California will find itself in an unusual position Wednesday: defending protections for people in the country illegally against a court challenge by the federal government. U.S. Judge John Mendez in...


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Hearing set for California parents accused of shackling kids

Shackled Children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors were expected to begin making their case Wednesday against a Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling their children in a case that drew worldwide headlines when the parents were arrested last winter. David and Louise Turpin are scheduled to...


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APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

Immigration Toddlers Detained

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...


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No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

Immigration Separating Families

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally...


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Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit

Pearl Harbor Sailor's Goodbye

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of...


Government

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Watchdog Report Clinton Email

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans escalated their monthslong standoff with the Justice Department, saying the FBI hasn’t adequately addressed bias within the agency and threatening to hold top department officials in contempt — or even impeach them. The stepped-up criticism followed the...


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