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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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Rights Groups Worry Barr Will Continue Sessions' Policies

A day after reassuring members of Congress that he'd allow the special counsel to complete his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, attorney general nominee William Barr drew fresh criticism Wednesday over his support for the controversial policies of his ousted predecessor, Jeff Sessions. A parade of ...

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In Chaotic Afghan Capital, Crackdown on Crime Is Turning Heads

From a systematic pursuit of the “pyramid of crime” to a ban on unruly armed men, new initiatives have brought a rare thing to Kabul: a whiff of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who sang to her, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone’s manager, said in a statement.  Mercy Corps Shirley and Pat Boone had been married for 65 years. During ...

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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 behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday that he was ...

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US Partial Shutdown: What’s Open, What’s Closed

A partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government began Dec. 22, after President Donald Trump and Congress failed to agree on funding for the ...

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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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Mother of college student who committed suicide sues Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for alleged hazing

The mother of Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins, who committed suicide by hanging in her dorm room in 2017, is suing the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for allegedly hazing her daughter. —Motown Museum unveils artifacts to mark 60th ...

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Bolton Hires Longtime Adviser as Deputy

White House national security adviser John Bolton has selected a new deputy. Bolton announced Friday that Charles Kupperman, a longtime colleague dating back to the Reagan administration, would serve as President Donald Trump's new deputy national security adviser. Bolton says in a statement that Kupperman has been an adviser to him for more ...

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Political Pressure Leaves Little Room for Resolving Shutdown

There is no easy way out. As the third government shutdown of President Donald Trump's tenure stretched into its 20th day, political pressures on Trump and the Democrats have left little room for compromise in the standoff over funding for a border wall. Most prominently, Trump's narrow focus on the desires of his most ardent supporters has him ...

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Pompeo Pledges Continued Islamic State Fight After US Troop Withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that although the United States is withdrawing its forces from Syria, it remains committed to fighting Islamic State militants and preventing the group from growing. "We are going to do it in a way ...

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VIDEO: Uber driver recorded calling Black woman n-word in racist rant

A Black woman in Iowa is outraged after getting into a verbal confrontation with an Uber driver who called her a n*gger, and went on a racist tirade ...

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Pompeo Meets With Iraqi Leaders on Unannounced Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit Wednesday to Iraq where he met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and other ...

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Criminal justice groups blast NYC mayor for calling for tougher cash bail policies

  The cash bail system in New York has legally disabled many of the city’s poor non-violent offenders who sit in cells because they can’t afford to get out. It’s a heated topic for which criminal justice advocates have sought reform in order to ease restrictions. Now, a coalition made of of a dozen of […] The post Criminal justice ...

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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 as a prosecutor. In her memoir published Tuesday, the California Democrat describes herself as a "progressive prosecutor" and says it's a "false choice" to decide between supporting the police and ...

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AP Fact Check: Do Former Presidents Back Trump Wall? They Say 'No'

President Donald Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents' club. Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: "This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have ...

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Iran, Islamic State on Agenda as Pompeo Visits Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is focusing on Iran and Islamic State as he makes a week-long visit to the Middle East. Pompeo said ahead of ...

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Julian Castro Vows to Champion Health Care, Housing During 2020 Bid

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro introduced himself to Iowa Democrats on Monday night as a champion for universal health care and affordable ...

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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 ...

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Senators Renew Attempt to Protect Special Counsel Mueller

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, sending a ...

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Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’ role and addresses controversy surrounding the film

Green Book won big at the Golden Globes on Sunday night and Mahershala Ali was a class act for addressing the controversy surrounding the film that was nominated for five trophies. Ali won Best Supporting Actor (Musical or Comedy) for his incredible portrayal of Dr. Don Shirley in the movie that also stars Viggo Mortensen […] The post ...

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Talks to End US Government Shutdown to Continue Sunday

White House officials and congressional aides will meet again Sunday to continue discussions about how to end the partial government shutdown that has affected hundreds of thousands of federal workers and caused delays and inconvenience for Americans. The shutdown has entered its third week. The crux of the discussions is border security. ...

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Amar’e Stoudemire reportedly calls it quits with wife of six years

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire is calling it quits with his wife of almost six years, as he has reportedly filed for divorce a little over a year after his secret love child was exposed. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, ...

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