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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 Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2018. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 6:07 a.m. Eastern time. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it. On...


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White House adviser Kushner's ties to Israel an issue on Mideast trip

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As White House senior adviser Jared Kushner travels in the Middle East this week seeking a peace deal, his financial connections to Israeli banks and companies are raising concerns among Palestinian officials about his ability to impartially broker an agreement that...


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Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Trump Immigration

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don’t go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they...


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Legal pot will roll out differently in Canada than in US

Canada Marijuana Legalization-Things to Know

Mail-order weed? You betcha! With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and...


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Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

Science Says Gaming Disorder Addiction

CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Can GOP fix immigration amid border crisis

Congress Immigration

While President Donald Trump boasts about signing an executive order that he says fixes the problem he created by forcibly separating more than 2,300 children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, House GOP leaders were working to get reluctant party members on board to resolve broader...


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Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Immigration Abuse Claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile...


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Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Trump

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and...


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House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border. President Donald Trump’s sudden executive action...


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Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

California Immigration Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration’s key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday. Judge John...


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