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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad. Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation designed to end the U.S. government’s practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said. Immigrant children now housed in a tent encampment under the new “zero tolerance” policy by the Trump administration are shown
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WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy. The family separations and detentions of children, highlighted by videos of youngsters in cages and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. Democrats blasted such treatment as “barbaric,” while a few of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans also voiced concern as
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Monday defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as criticism mounted over detained immigrant parents being separated from their children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. While Democrats blasted such treatment as “barbaric” and some Republicans also voiced concerns, Department of Homeland Security Secretary
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped major rulings on whether state lawmakers should face curbs on their ability to draw legislative districts purely for partisan advantage, issuing narrow rulings in cases from Wisconsin and Maryland regarding the practice called partisan gerrymandering. The U.S. Supreme Court is seen after the court revived
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ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors investigating U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen have extracted more than 700 pages of messages sent using encrypted programs like WhatsApp and Signal on phones seized from Cohen, according to a court filing on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen leaves his hotel in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced fresh ethics questions on Friday, this time about how he got tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl college football game, but President Donald Trump reiterated that Pruitt has done a “fantastic job” leading the agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Embattled U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt obtained tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl college football game from a public relations executive, said a letter by the top Democrat on the House of Representatives oversight committee released on Friday. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Interior, Environment, and
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WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday it was possible he could meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer, and Moscow did not rule out a meeting. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017.
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(Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday the Justice Department would confront any problems uncovered by an inspector general’s report that found former FBI Director James Comey made errors in judgment handling the Hillary Clinton email investigation. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses a new Justice Department initiative on religious liberty during
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