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‘It’s heartbreaking’: Advocates work to reunite migrant kids with parents amid U.S. separation crisis

Today 13:37 GMT

Lawyers and organizations working to reunite migrant children with their parents separated by Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” border policy describe a frustrating, heartbreaking, and chaotic process that has left thousands of families searching for answers.

“Even under any circumstance, we’re working to always be in touch with the parents to ensure placement with relatives, and if parents are released, to ensure that they can go to the parents if the parents are appropriate sponsors.”

Source: The Guradian

Families torn apart: the anatomy of Trump's immigration U-turn

Today 15:29 GMT

In a tactical retreat, Trump signs an executive order that will ostensibly end family separations at the border, although opponents criticise its vague language and warn that families can still be held in detention.

On evening cable news, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow breaks down in tears but Trump cheerleader Corey Lewandowski responds to a story about a 10-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome being taken from her mother and put in a cage by saying: “Womp womp.”

Source: Washington Post

The main election strategy of vulnerable House Republicans: Prove they’re not Trump

Today 15:30 GMT

The base-first strategy could benefit some Republicans by juicing turnout in the midterms, especially in states Trump won in 2016 and where Democratic senators are running for reelection.

It is people like him, moderate Republicans fighting for their survival in suburban House districts, who are set to decide whether Republicans can avoid losing 23 seats and control of Congress this fall. That is a contradiction with which Trump has not fully grappled, at least in public, where he has begun to declare that his brand of fire-and-brimstone politics is certain to expand Republican legislative ranks this November.

Source: Reuters

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill effort

Today 13:37 GMT

President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.

Both Republican immigration bills had received backing from Trump but were rejected by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups as too harsh. They would fund a wall Trump has long proposed along the border with Mexico and would also reduce legal migration.

Source: Fox News

John Fund: Why did Trump retreat on immigration It's all about the November elections

Today 13:37 GMT

President Trump threw in the towel Friday with a tweet telling Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections.

With some exceptions, such as in Minnesota, the key races that will determine which party wins a House majority will not be fought in the blue-collar, populist districts that swung from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in 2016.

Source: DW

US Navy plans 'austere' migrant tent camps – report

Today 15:29 GMT

The American navy has drawn up plans for detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants, according to a magazine report.

The navy plans to build "temporary and austere" tent cities to house some 25,000 migrants in Alabama; 47,000 people in San Francisco; and another 47,000 at a facility in southern California. Read more: Melania Trump makes surprise trip to Texas shelter for migrant children. The internal US Navy document indicates it would cost at least $233 million (€199 million) to run a facility for 25,000 migrants over half a year.

Source: Fox News

What’s next for Rosenstein if he won’t release Clinton docs

Today 15:30 GMT

If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does not comply with the request of two Republican lawmakers to release documents about why special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, he could be held in contempt, according to Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz.

To the extent the investigation involves firing Comey, which he was involved in, he shouldn’t be involved in the investigation at all.”

Source: The Guradian

Explosion at rally for new Ethiopian prime minister

Today 15:29 GMT

An explosion has disrupted a huge rally for Ethiopia’s new, reformist prime minister shortly after he addressed a huge crowd.

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, a party in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition that has been the dominant force in government for most of the past 27 years, said the announcement on the peace deal had been made before the ruling coalition’s congress met to discuss it.

Source: CTV

Trump calls on Trudeau for more NATO spending

Today 15:29 GMT

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to attend the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling on Canada to meet the alliance's defence spending targets.

Looking ahead to the coming NATO meeting next month, Trump says in his letter to Trudeau he appreciates Canada's defence contributions around the world, including in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, and on United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Source: NBC News

Time issues correction for photo of crying 2-year-old migrant

Today 15:29 GMT

A photo of a crying Honduran girl used as a symbol of the Trump administration's policy of separating undocumented migrant children from their parents turns out to not be as representative as originally believed.

“The June 12 photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl became the most visible symbol of the ongoing immigration debate in America for a reason: Under the policy enforced by the administration, prior to its reversal this week, those who crossed the border illegally were criminally prosecuted, which in turn resulted in the separation of children and parents," Felsenthal said in a statement on Friday. "Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment.”

Source: Fox News

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough slams Trump and supporters as 'openly racist'

Today 15:29 GMT

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took a shot at both President Trump and his supporters Friday, labeling both as “openly racist.” The scathing comments during “Morning Joe,” which Scarborough co-hosts with Mika Brzezinski, came amid a highly controversial immigration debate over the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to children being separated from their parents after coming across the U.S. border.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump event with ‘Angel Families’ features autographed photos of crime victims

Today 15:29 GMT

Aiming to change the narrative on the contentious border policy that separated families, U.S. President Donald Trump met with what he called “Angel families” – people who’ve lost a loved one in violence related to illegal immigration.

READ MORE: Trump backs down on separating families, but migrant children still remain in custody. The families all held pictures of their lost loved ones, and told their stories at an event on Friday in Washington.

Source: DW

Where do EU countries stand on migration?

Today 15:29 GMT

Since the 2015 migration crisis, the German government has pushed for asylum-seekers to be resettled from front-line countries such as Italy and Greece to other EU member states in order to share the burden across the bloc.

"We must fight together to put in place a migration policy that shows solidarity with the countries that receive these significant flows," Tsipras said in January. The Greek government has also urged stronger external borders and a coordinated response to irregular migration to the bloc.

Source: Fox News

Katie Arrington, who ousted Rep. Mark Sanford in primary, seriously injured in car crash

Today 15:29 GMT

TRUMP-BASHER MARK SANFORD, WHO PRESIDENT CALLED 'NOTHING BUT TROUBLE,' OUSTED IN KEY SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY . Arrington, a state representative and a relative political newcomer, secured Trump’s support hours before the primary ballot.

Trump would reportedly go on to mock Sanford at a meeting with House Republicans:  "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race.”

Source: New York Times

Candidate for Congress Stands by His Words: Diversity Is ‘Evil’

Today 15:29 GMT

The only word bigger than “Support Trump” on the fliers and lawn signs dotting this town are the last name of the congressional candidate who paid for them. “I see a path to victory by saying things that everybody knows are true, but that Jeff Van Drew, and other politicians are afraid of saying because of political correctness,” said Seth Grossman, the Republican candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant House seat in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District in the southern part of the state.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: CBS News

Supreme Court decides police generally need a warrant to track cell phones

Today 14:33 GMT
Source: NBC News

#Pride30: Travel executive Rick Meadows is making diversity a 'business imperative'

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: BBC

US court backs states over web sales tax

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?Can a U2 fan fall for a Justin Timberlake buff?

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Lavish Los Angeles Passion Project to Hit Auction Block

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: The Week

Beware fund fees

Today 15:29 GMT

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