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Charges are dropped against 17 immigrants. Now they have to find their kids.

Friday 16:25 GMT

Charges against 17 people accused of entering the country illegally were dropped Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's vow a day earlier to continue prosecuting everyone arrested for illegal entry.

The organization is trying to set all of them up with lawyers to help them find their children, turning to other advocacy organizations that provide legal services and firms that do such work pro bono.

Source: The Week

The liberal lurch left on immigration

Friday 14:38 GMT

Trump's frequent use of dehumanizing words and phrases when discussing immigration, plus his overall racial baggage, reinforces the growing liberal conviction that resisting immigration enforcement is the civil rights struggle of our time.

As The Atlantic's Peter Beinart observed last year, a decade ago even liberals who supported an expansive immigration policy, including legal status for the bulk of the undocumented population, freely acknowledged the costs imposed by large-scale low-wage immigration, the challenges of assimilation in an era of reduced upward mobility, and the cultural tensions that can result.

Source: NBC News

Trump's immigration reversal creates complications for GOP candidates

Friday 20:03 GMT

President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border — and his subsequent reversal — has begun affecting congressional campaigns throughout the country and complicating the efforts of many GOP candidates to find their footing on the issue.

In states where the border issue isn't a constant concern, like Virginia and Pennsylvania, GOP candidates haven't strayed far from Trump, with some fully embracing the family separation policy.

Source: New York Times

Images of the Border Crises Speak Louder Than ‘Womp Womp’

Friday 14:37 GMT

That was the sound that the former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made Tuesday night during a Fox News segment on the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border.

Ann Coulter argued that the children detained at the border were “child actors,” and we shouldn’t fall for their heartstring-pulling wiles. She pointedly aimed this at President Trump, saying, “I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV.”

Source: CBS News

More conservative immigration bill fails, vote on "moderate" bill delayed to Friday

Friday 14:37 GMT

A vote on the more conservative of two GOP-proposed bills failed on the House floor Thursday, and the vote on the more moderate bill was delayed until Friday.

While both bills were originated by Republicans, one is generally considered the more "conservative" bill, authored by retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia. House Republicans are meeting Thursday afternoon for a briefing on that legislation.

Source: New York Times

House Leaders Delay Vote on Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants

Friday 17:19 GMT

House Republican leaders on Thursday delayed a vote on a broad immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for young, unauthorized immigrants while keeping migrant families together at the border.

In the House, the vote on the compromise bill follows a long-running tussle that can be traced back to a different action on immigration by Mr. Trump, which put at risk the young immigrants known as Dreamers, who were brought to the country illegally as children.

Source: NBC News

Many children separated from parents at border are under 13

Friday 11:49 GMT

The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown, a Department of Health and Human Services official told Kaiser Health News on Wednesday.

Making matters more complicated, when families are separated, parents and children are tracked by different federal agencies — the parents by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the children by ORR.

Source: Common Domain

U.S., Russian Top Energy Officials to Meet Next Week

Friday 20:03 GMT

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will host Russia’s energy minister for a meeting in Washington next week, according to people familiar with the planning, putting the top energy officials from the world’s largest oil and gas producers in the same room at a time when relations between the countries are increasingly under the spotlight.

It isn’t clear what the administration’s goals are for a meeting with Russian Oil Minister Alexander Novak, but he will meet Mr. Perry at a time when Mr. Trump and several members of his team have been prodding other oil-producing countries to pump more.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Today: President threatens tariffs on European cars, tells Republicans to stop ‘wasting their time’ on immigration

Friday 20:03 GMT

President Donald Trump threatened Friday to slap tariffs on European cars, as he told congressional Republicans to stop “wasting their time” on immigration until after the midterm elections, and urged OPEC to boost oil production.

Trump made his latest tariff threat against European-made cars on Twitter, following the European Union’s imposition Friday of 25% tariffs on more than $3 billion worth of U.S. goods.

Source: Fox News

Angela Merkel's government almost collapsed this week – How much time does the chancellor have left?

Friday 17:19 GMT

This helps explain why the outsider party Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) did so well in the 2017 elections, and why Merkel now has to govern in a coalition.

Most commonly, the nationality of those planning the attack was Syrian – the country from which Germany took in so many people.

Source: Global News

Donald Trump attacks Democrats over ‘phony stories of sadness and grief’ about immigration

Friday 20:03 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Democrats of telling “phony stories of sadness and grief” related to the president’s immigration policies. Trump lashed out Friday, saying the U.S. “must maintain a strong southern border.”

Crying migrant girl in famous photo was not taken from her mother, dad says. “We cannot allow our country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections,” Trump tweeted. “Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!”

Source: Washington Post

Trump officially declares North Korea still a threat, despite his claim after historic summit

Friday 20:03 GMT

President Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States.

The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion earlier this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North’s nuclear weapons threat.

Source: Global News

Democratic Senate candidate describes D.C. as ‘dumpster fire’ in new campaign ad

Friday 20:03 GMT

Republican-turned-Democrat Richard Painter, released the video on Sunday as part of his campaign in Minnesota’s Democratic primary senate race.

A chief White House ethics lawyer for former president George W. Bush has released a new campaign advertisement that likens Washington, D.C.’s current political climate to a dumpster fire. Republican-turned-Democrat Richard Painter, released the video on Sunday as part of his campaign in Minnesota’s Democratic primary senate race.

Source: The Guradian

Is Melania Trump using fashion to troll her husband?

Friday 20:03 GMT

Ever since Melania Trump wore the world’s most inappropriate jacket on her trip to a child detention center on Thursday, theories have been swirling as to the first lady’s motives.

While that may be what the president is telling himself, the internet has a number of other ideas, one of which is that Trump has learned how dishonest her husband is, and she truly no longer cares about what he thinks.

Source: Global News

Presidential self-pardons are unacceptable, most Americans think: poll

Friday 20:03 GMT

By a wide margin, Americans believe Trump is wrong: 85 per cent think it would be unacceptable for presidents to pardon themselves if charged with a crime, and 76 per cent think Congress should take steps to remove a president from office if they did so.

Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.

Source: New York Times

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

Tuesday 22:48 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
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This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
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Yrsa Daley-Ward on raw Instagram poetry and her new memoir, "The Terrible"

Thursday 21:55 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: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Friday 03:25 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Friday 20:03 GMT
Source: CBS News

Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone

Friday 09:03 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s what could happen to Apple’s average selling prices in the next iPhone cycle

Friday 20:03 GMT
Source: New York Times

Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Friday 09:04 GMT
Source: New York Times

Chinese Fans Paid Dearly for World Cup Tickets That Never Materialized

Friday 09:03 GMT

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