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Watchdog: Thousands More Children May Have Been Separated

Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday. It’s unclear just how many family separations ...

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming a ...

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Racist continues to harass ex-Vermont lawmaker Kiah Morris, crashes news conference

Former Vermont state lawmaker Kiah Morris continues to be harassed by racist Max Misch, who prompted her abrupt resignation last fall. This time, he ...

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Storm Batters California for 3 Days, Causes 6 Deaths

The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims ...

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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor ...

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Deaths and detentions in 'new wave of persecution' in Chechnya, say LGBT activists

Dozens of people have been detained, and at least two have died in custody, as part of a fresh crackdown on LGBT groups in the Russian republic of ...

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Small Quake Shakes N. California, No Immediate Damage Reported

A small earthquake shook buildings and roused Northern California residents from their sleep early on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the 7.2-mile (11.6 km) deep ...

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV’s Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, ...

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Parkland Pushes Back Against Arming Teachers

Parents, teachers and students are pushing back on a report released recently in Parkland, Florida — the site of a mass shooting at a high school last February — that recommends arming teachers to secure schools. “I don’t agree we should arm teachers,” said Lori Alhadeff, whose 16-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was shot and killed at Marjory ...

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Steve King condemned for racist remarks, now what?

As the fallout from the latest racist comments by Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King reached a fever pitch, the House overwhelmingly on Tuesday passed a ...

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Baby makes four: Kim Kardashian West confirms she and Kanye are expecting again

Kim Kardashian West has officially confirmed the surrogacy rumors and says she and her husband Kanye are indeed expecting their fourth child, People ...

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Black woman recounts viral video incident of incessant harassment at airport

A Black woman who was seen in a video being bothered by a seemingly incoherent white woman while standing in line at a St. Louis airport is explaining what she experienced in the now-viral footage. READ MORE: After latest racist comments Rep. Steve ...

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Teen charged with killing transgender woman over relationship fears and will be tried as an adult

A Chicago high school senior is charged with murder after police say he shot a transgender woman in the head last August after ending a relationship with her. —After latest racist comments Rep. Steve King has committee posts revoked by congress but he’s always been a bigot— Tremon Hill, 17, has been charged with first-degree ...

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After latest racist comments, Rep. Steve King has committee posts revoked by Congress, but he’s always been a bigot

  Rep. Steve King is being reprimanded by members of Congress for making overt racist comments and had his committee assignments revoked on Monday. —Witnesses: Men in police garb massacred civilians in Haiti— King, 69, shocked his own Republican colleagues when he blatantly told the New York Times on Thursday that he wondered why ...

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US Envoy in Kabul to Advance Afghan Peace Efforts

Zalmay Khalilzad, the man responsible for overseeing America’s negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, arrived Tuesday night in Kabul, after making stops in India, the United Arab Emirates, and China. He is expected to visit Islamabad next. His ...

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AP Sources: Gillibrand Moving Toward 2020 Bid in Coming Days

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney ...

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Trump's 'Wounded Knee' tweet over Warren sparks anger

Native Americans condemn the president's taunts of rival Elizabeth Warren as racist.

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Julian Castro Visits Puerto Rico in Bid for Presidency

U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's plan to build a border wall, and Castro also criticized Trump for his ...

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In his DNA: Famed scientist stripped of honors after repeated racist remarks about Black Intelligence

Dr. James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover the “double helix” structure of DNA in 1953, has been stripped of numerous honorary awards following his repeated racist comments about the intelligence of Africans and Blacks. During a 2007 interview with The Times of London, Watson – who had been the director of New York’s ...

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Intersex surgeries: is it right to assign sex to a baby?

Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.

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Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed to Accountability in Khashoggi Killing

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledge "accountability needs to take place" in ...

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Maryland man sentenced to 195 years in Police Shooting

A Maryland man who claims that he was attempt “suicide by cop” when he opened fire on a police station was convicted of murder and sentenced to ...

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Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday ...

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Republican Senator Tim Scott calls out Senator Steve King, for making comments that damage the party as a whole

Senator Tim Scott, a Republican representing South Carolina, penned a thoughtful piece in The Washington Post on how some Republicans like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) are damaging the party by spewing thoughts that lack basic fairness and civility yet wonder why the party is considered to be racist. Scott said for too long Republicans have been ...

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Selective shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they’ll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month. But if you’re a sportsman looking ...

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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that it stood ...

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