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Families still being separated at border — months after Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy reversed Families still being separated at border — months after Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy reversed
The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some cases using vague or unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing or minor violations against the parents, including charges of illegally re-entering the country, as justification. Over the last three months, lawyers at Catholic Charities, which provides legal services to immigrant children in governm...
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Stay or go back? Uncertainty grips migrants waiting in Tijuana following tear gas incident Stay or go back? Uncertainty grips migrants waiting in Tijuana following tear gas incident
A growing number of Central American migrants in this border town awaiting their chance to claim asylum in the United States are thinking twice after a small group of migrants tried to rush the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday. U.S. border agents fired tear gas into Mexico near the San Ysidro port of entry to disperse the crowds of migrants, including women and children, that amassed at the border...
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Former CIA director Michael Hayden hospitalized after suffering stroke Former CIA director Michael Hayden hospitalized after suffering stroke
WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director Michael Hayden has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier this week. A statement released Friday by Hayden’s family says he is “receiving expert medical care.” Hayden, who is 73 and a retired Air Force general, led the CIA under President George W. Bush from 2006 to early 2009. He was also director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005...
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Fox News guest apologizes for comparing Hillary Clinton to herpes during segment mix-up Fox News guest apologizes for comparing Hillary Clinton to herpes during segment mix-up
Fox News guest Anna Paulina apologized for comparing former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to a sexually transmitted disease in a Thursday segment broadcast by the network. "Yesterday on Fox I was placed on the wrong segment & in the confusion made a brash and unprofessional joke," Paulina tweeted Friday. "To Fox and those watching, I am deeply sorry." The network o...
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Will those holiday gift boxes actually get recycled? Um, maybe Will those holiday gift boxes actually get recycled? Um, maybe
As millions of holiday deliveries head to doorsteps around the country, it's becoming clear that some of this year's gift boxes may not necessarily become next year's gift boxes. This holiday season collides with what has become known as the great recycling crisis. Earlier this year, China, which for years has been America's go-to nation for processing recyclables into new boxes, started reject...
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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is a go, despite record low temperatures in Manhattan Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is a go, despite record low temperatures in Manhattan
It was a close call, but the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade mounted its annual trek through the heart of Manhattan Thursday, despite record low temperatures and winds close to the danger level for high-flying Charlie Brown and SpongeBob balloons. Bystanders, some arriving hours ahead of time, huddled under blankets and behind guardrails as the eye-catching floats, balloons and marchers w...
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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker released details of past income that shows $900K from nonprofit Acting AG Matthew Whitaker released details of past income that shows $900K from nonprofit
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration released details of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's past income and financial holdings that show he reported $904,000 in income from a nonprofit. The documents were released on Tuesday after watchdog groups complained the information was months overdue. The $904,000 came from the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, where...
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Chicago hospital shooting gunman was kicked out of fire academy for bullying Chicago hospital shooting gunman was kicked out of fire academy for bullying
CHICAGO – The gunman accused of killing a doctor, a pharmacist and a police officer at Chicago's Mercy Hospital on Monday was kicked out of the city's fire training program more than four years ago for bullying fellow cadets, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Lopez, 32, bullied multiple cadets, including some women, during his roughly two months at the Chicago Fire Academy in 2014 before he was te...
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Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems Rain forecast for wildfire-weary California will offer relief – and bring more problems
The scorched Northern California town of Paradise should get its first significant rainfall in six months this week, a forecast that would at least interrupt one of the most horrific fire seasons in state history. Paradise could see up to four inches of rain Wednesday to Friday, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "Once you get the first real rain, the fire season come...
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President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to nominate acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the environmental agency. "He’s done a fantastic job and I want to congratulate him," Trump said about Wheeler during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Wheeler was in the audience attending the event when the president ...
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