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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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‘Black-ish’ executive producer explains the colorism episode and why they chose to unpack one of the most controversial issues in Black families

Black-ish co-showrunner and executive producer Kenny Smith admits the purpose of this episode is to make sure people understand colorism is everywhere. The post ‘Black-ish’ executive producer explains the colorism episode and why they chose to unpack one of the most controversial issues in Black families appeared first on theGrio.

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Despite Colin Kaepernick controversy, Gladys Knight set to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LIII

The NFL is hoping you will jump on the midnight train to Georgia for Super Bowl LIII to see auntie Gladys Knight, who they tapped to sing the ...

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Watchdog: Many More Migrant Families May Have Been Separated

Government investigators said Thursday that thousands more migrant children may have been separated from their families than the Trump administration ...

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Indonesian woman mauled to death by giant pet crocodile

The 700kg crocodile named Merry was being kept illegally at a pearl farm in Sulawesi.

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Indonesian woman mauled to death by 700kg crocodile

Deasy Tuwo, a 44-year-old scientist, was killed whilst trying to feed the 4.4m-long reptile.

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‘Kap did not approve this BS!’: Kaepernick’s crew blasts Travis Scott and Big Boi’s Super Bowl choice

This week reports were circulating that rapper Travis Scott spoke to Colin Kaepernick prior to agreeing to perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII and reached a mutual understanding – but now the former NFL quarterback’s camp ...

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When Mom's Paychecks Stop, Kid Starts New Business

When Bella Berrellez learned her mother was furloughed, she looked for ways help the family. Political bickering in Washington means Bella's mom and hundreds of thousands of other U.S. federal employees won't get paid until the dispute is resolved. Some federal workers have been sent home, while others work without pay. Entrepreneur Bella, 11, ...

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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 general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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LA Teachers Go on Strike in 2nd-Largest US School District

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school ...

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Meghalaya mine: Families of trapped workers live in limbo

Afroza Khatoon is waiting for news of her husband, who was trapped inside a coal mine a month ago.

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Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday. On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to post about the Democrats and their congressional leaders. In a reference to House Speaker Nancy ...

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US Black Men Wrongly Accused of Rape, Receive Pardons 70 Years Later

Four black men who were wrongly accused of raping a 17-year-old white girl in the southern U.S. state of Florida 70 years ago, received pardons Friday.   Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Ernest Thomas became known as the Groveland Four.   All of them are dead. Members of their families, however, are still alive. ...

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New Florida Governor Suspends Sheriff Over School Massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic sheriff, appointing a former police sergeant to serve as acting sheriff. ...

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Migrant Teens Released From US Custody; Texas Tent City to Close

The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to the organization running the facility. The temporary shelter became a controversial symbol of ...

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Native Americans Sound Off on Shutdown, Border Wall

Native Americans, like other Americans, are deeply divided over the proposed border wall that President Donald Trump says will stop the flow of drugs ...

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Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Cabinet granted a pardon to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly ...

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Syrian refugees hardest hit in 'worst storm' to hit Lebanon in years

Aid workers in the area say that some 600 refugee families were forced to evacuate their homes, braving rain, sleet and strong winds to find shelter. They trudged through sewage water to get to shelter.

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Protectionism, Dysfunction Could Hurt US Businesses, Warns Chamber of Commerce

Rising global authoritarianism, trade protectionism and the weakening of global institutions threaten U.S. businesses, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Thursday. In his annual address, Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said for now the U.S. economy is strong and business owners are consistently optimistic, crediting ...

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‘We cannot seek justice without you’: Chicago’s top prosecutor urges R. Kelly’s victims to come forward

  Just days after Lifetime aired a scathing docuseries about unchecked sex abuse by R. Kelly at his home in Chicago, the city’s top prosecutor said Tuesday that she has been in touch with families who claim the singer is holding their loved ones captive. READ MORE: R. Kelly now under criminal investigation in Georgia after […] The ...

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What are you going to do about the R.Kelly in YOUR family?

Blue Telusma wants to know if the increased number of public discussions os sexual abuse will lead to more families getting real about the topic. ...

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Report: US Navy Vet Detained in Iran Since July

A U.S. Navy Veteran has been in Iranian prison since July on unspecified charges, according the New York Times. According to his family, Michael R. ...

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Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past ...

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Malaysia's royals meet over King's abdication, state media reports

Malaysia's royal families are understood to have held a meeting to discuss a date to select a new king, after Muhammad V announced his abdication ...

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Democrats Tour Border Warn Trump Against Diverting Funds for Wall

A Congressional delegation of Democrats touring a Border Patrol facility in New Mexico on Monday warned President Donald Trump against circumventing Congress and diverting already appropriated money towards building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "He can expect a strong and swift challenge from all of us and other members of Congress, and ...

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White House Paints Crisis at Border, Considers Declaring National Emergency 

President Donald Trump is making his case Tuesday to the American public that the country is facing a "humanitarian and national security crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border and needs a wall to thwart illegal immigration, a dispute with lawmakers that has resulted in a partial 18-day government shutdown. Trump is delivering a prime-time, ...

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Trump to Travel to US-Mexico Border Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump is traveling to the U.S.-Mexican border Thursday to get a first-hand look at the country's efforts to thwart illegal immigration, the White House announced Monday. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump would "meet ...

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