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 2018-06-23 19:11 

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Protests spread, outcry continues against Trump administration's harsh immigration crackdown...

The Trump administration has attempted to quell national outrage about the thousands of parents and children who have recently been forcibly separated at the southern border, but protesters across the country aren't letting up the pressure anytime soo...

 2018-06-23 18:49 

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Mike Huckabee wants to make sure you remember that he's racist, too...

Saturday morning on Twitter, former Arkansas governor and current Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee sent out a tweet accusing a restaurant that refused to serve his daughter, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, because of her work with the Trump admi...

 2018-06-23 18:46 

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Private companies are making millions from detaining immigrant kids taken from their parents...

Private companies are being paid millions of dollars in lucrative federal government contracts to provide housing and other services for undocumented immigrant children including the thousands of recently arrived youngsters separated from their relatives ...

 2018-06-23 18:00 

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Jameis Winston facing suspension for alleged sexual assault. Who could have seen that coming?...

Jameis Winston will be suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to a report on Thursday by Adam Schefter of ESPN. His violation? Well, in March 2016, Winston allegedly grabbed...

 2018-06-23 16:33 

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Virginia restaurant refused to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders because she works for Trump...

The owner of a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia reportedly refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night out of "moral conviction," telling Sanders she wasn't welcome in the establishment because she work...

 2018-06-23 15:43 

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Mueller to move forward with sentencing George Papadopoulos...

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is seeking a September sentencing for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, according to a Politico report. In a court filing obtained by Politico, Mueller asked U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss to set Papad...

 2018-06-23 14:46 

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'Don't rip us apart': Father deported back to El Salvador without his 6-year-old daughter...

Over 2,500 migrant children have been torn from their parents after crossing the U.S. border, and the Trump administration has no clear plan as to how — or even if — these families will be reunited. Now, parents are being deported back to thei...

 2018-06-23 14:23 

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Trump created a total mess at the border and doesn't know how to clean it up...

Federal officials are scrambling, task forces are assembling, courthouses are swelling, and immigration lawyers are working overtime as a result of the Trump administration's abrupt decision to begin — and then halt — the practice of separ...

 2018-06-23 12:46 

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Trump can't make up his mind about whether North Korea poses a nuclear threat...

Last week, Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat, thanks to his brilliant summitry and superlative deal-making. But less than two weeks after his high profile meeting with Pyongyang's dictator Kim Jong Un, it appears t...

 2018-06-23 12:00 

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Turkey's strongman might be losing his grip on the country. Here's why that matters....

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a major challenge in the snap elections he called for. If he loses on Sunday, the shift could be seismic for the country he has run with an iron fist for nearly four years (and helped run as prime minister ...

 2018-06-22 20:42 

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'Abysmally poor policy choices' by FBI led to 2015 church shooting, federal judge finds...

A federal judge Monday dismissed 16 lawsuits against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over a delayed gun background check that allowed white supremacist Dylann Roof to buy the handgun he used to kill nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Ca...

 2018-06-22 20:10 

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The first WNBA player to join Kaepernick's protest refuses to stop kneeling...

In the summer of 2016, Kelsey Bone was the first WNBA player to join Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality and systemic racism by taking a knee during the national anthem. She heard Kaepernick's message, and felt passionately about s...

 2018-06-22 20:05 

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Trump spreads disinformation about immigrant crime during profoundly bizarre White House event...

On Friday, President Trump held an event at the White House intended to stoke fears that undocumented immigrants are violent criminals. At the beginning of his remarks, Trump alluded to the humanitarian crisis he created with his policy of separating immi...

 2018-06-22 19:24 

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Thousands of kids are still separated from their parents. It's unclear how they'll be reunited....

Seven-year old Darwin Mejia-Mejia is likely one of the first kids to be reunited with his parent, after being separated from his mom at the southwest border for more than a month. The scene at BaltimoreWashington International Airport at around 3 a.m. on ...

 2018-06-22 19:24 

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Can Trump even reunite migrant kids with their parents? House Dems want answers....

It's time for a formal investigation into whether or not the administration is actually capable of reuniting the roughly 2,000 migrant families it forcibly separated in May and June, Democratic lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Inspectors General (OI...

 2018-06-22 19:17 

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Meet the favorite philosophers of young white supremacists...

As Donald Trump basked in his presidential election victory in 2016, white supremacist Richard Spencer unleashed a round of Nazi-inspired praise for Trump's victory — sentiments echoed by Alexander Dugin, a Russian neo-fascist whose writings rea...

 2018-06-22 19:15 

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HUD may soon allow insurance companies to set discriminatory housing policies...

The Trump administration has laid the groundwork to allow insurance companies to create housing-related rules and policies that discriminate against minorities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is reviewing and seeking comment about th...

 2018-06-22 17:52 

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EPA responds to court order for Pruitt emails by sending one single email from 10-month period...

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's emails are back in the spotlight after the agency responded to a request for the documents with what watchdogs say is a red flag. Asked for documents over the course of a 10-month peri...

 2018-06-22 16:48 

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Conservatives use racism to justify Trump's child separation policy...

Conservative lawmakers and media figures have unleashed a wave of racist vitriol in recent days, in a half-baked attempt to defend President Donald Trump's controversial child separation policy. Although the president signed an executive order this we...

 2018-06-22 16:43 

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Trump stacks key renewable energy office with former Koch officials...

To fill key positions in the renewable energy and energy efficiency office at the Department of Energy (DOE), the Trump administration is lifting people straight from the Koch brothers' numerous anti-clean energy efforts. Next week, the Senate Energy ...

 2018-06-22 16:01 

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Chief Justice Roberts is scared of technology. That's very good news....

There is a powerful scene in the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, where the main character and her husband realize that the United States is crumbling into a authoritarian theocracy. The couple hires a man to help th...

 2018-06-22 15:47 

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White House cynically exploits a little girl to downplay family separation crisis they created...

Following massive national outcry over the Trump administration's policies that have separated at least 2,300 children from their families at the southern boarder, the White House is pushing to delegitimize the stories of the people who have been affe...

 2018-06-22 15:44 

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Pivoting away from White House immigration crisis, GOP lawmakers attack science agency...

Despite raging controversies at the White House and an immigration crisis unfolding on the Southern border, conservative lawmakers have turned their attention elsewhere, targeting the National Science Foundation, which they accuse of "propagandizing&#...

 2018-06-22 15:36 

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Republican congressman failed to pay taxes because he 'got busy'...

Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) neglected to pay $11,842 in property taxes, interests and penalty charges on rental properties he owned, according to public records discovered by the Virginian-Pilot. His reason: he was busy and forgot. Asked why the federal lawm...

 2018-06-22 15:35 

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The government accidentally just admitted it separated 3,300 immigrants kids from their families...

The U.S. government accidentally just admitted it separated more than 3,000 immigrant kids from their families. In a statement to CNN's Nick Valencia on Friday, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said that it has reunited "approximately 500 children ...

 2018-06-22 14:27 

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Trump pulls support from GOP immigration bills after weeks of supporting them...

President Donald Trump torpedoed any hope Congressional Republicans had of passing immigration legislation in the next two weeks, telling lawmakers Friday to stop "wasting their time" and to instead wait for a "Red Wave." Republicans shoul...

 2018-06-22 14:20 

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Protesters wake Kirstjen Nielsen with audio of detained children outside her house...

Activists targeted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's home Friday morning, protesting her continued support of President Trump's family separation policy for immigrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, about which Niel...

 2018-06-22 13:47 

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Trump endorses congresswoman who called him an 'unacceptable candidate' during the 2016 election...

President Trump on Friday endorsed a congresswoman who withdrew her support for Trump's campaign following the release of the "grab them by the pussy" tape during the 2016 presidential election. Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a ...

 2018-06-22 13:32 

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It's time for Nike and other MSU sponsors to stop waiting and start helping Nassar survivors...

Earlier this week, over 150 survivors of sexual assault at the hands of former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar wrote an open letter to the MSU Board of Trustees, urging them to fire interim president John Engler. The letter — which was timed to c...

 2018-06-22 12:58 

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'These aren't our kids': Fox News dehumanizes immigrants to defend Trump's family separation policy...

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade defended President Trump on Friday by pointing out that while his harsh "zero tolerance" policy may have resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents at the southern border, at least the ki...

 2018-06-22 12:45 

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Are the Texas shelters holding migrant children at risk of dangerous flooding?...

Flash flood warnings have been issued in Hidalgo County, southwest Texas. At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a warning for the area, urging people to seek higher ground immediately. The day before, widespread flooding was cause...

 2018-06-22 12:00 

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'The doomsayers were right': James Hansen's 30-year-old climate warning rings true today...

On June 23, 1988 NASA's James Hansen told the U.S. Congress that global warming had begun — and he predicted it was just going to get worse and worse as levels of human-caused carbon pollution kept rising. "Thirty years later, it's clear...

 2018-06-21 23:37 

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Pentagon asked to house 20,000 migrant children on military bases, per Trump's orders...

The Pentagon is looking into the logistics of how and where to house roughly 20,000 migrant children on American military bases, according to reports from The Washington Post and New York Times. The request comes after President Donald Trump signed an exe...

 2018-06-21 22:05 

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House Republicans pass a farm bill that guts food assistance for working families...

The House of Representatives narrowly passed the farm bill Thursday afternoon 213-211, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in voting no. The House version of the farm bill dramatically cuts funding for food stamps, officially known as Supplemental N...

 2018-06-21 21:08 

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Pompeo cites Kim Jong Un's 'reputation' as evidence North Korea will denuclearize...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted during a cabinet meeting on Thursday that North Korea will follow through on the Kim regime's vague promise to denuclearize — otherwise, he reasoned, totalitarian dictator Kim Jong Un's international r...

 2018-06-21 20:47 

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Melania Trump doesn't really care what you think...

I am all for ignoring a woman politician's fashion in favor of focusing on her politics, good works, and, you know, her overall character. And that is especially true of First Lady Melania Trump, whose style can best be described as uninspiring. There...

 2018-06-21 20:38 

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11 days and counting: U.S. citizen detained in Vietnam over pro-democracy protest...

The last time William Nguyen was seen in public was on June 10, standing in the bed of a pickup truck in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a wound on his left temple bleeding through his buzz cut. Around him was the chaos of a protest being broken up by police. ...

 2018-06-21 20:27 

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House Republicans are making a spectacle out of the immigration debate...

The House of Representatives failed Thursday to move forward one of two Republican-led immigration reform bills it has been considering. The bill — introduced by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Martha McSally...

 2018-06-21 19:51 

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Republican judge orders the entire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau eliminated...

A Republican federal trial judge held on Thursday that the entire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — all of it — must cease to exist. The case is CFPB v. RD Legal Funding. Judge Loretta Preska's decision on this matter can barely even ...

 2018-06-21 19:40 

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Sinclair forces news stations to air segment blaming media for overreacting about child separation...

President Donald Trump's ever-shifting explanations regarding his choice to forcibly remove migrant children from their parents as part of a "zero-tolerance" immigration policy have left his media allies scrambling to keep up in recent weeks. ...

 2018-06-21 18:34 

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Echoing 'QAnon,' Trump accuses Democrats of creating child smuggling ring...

During a cabinet meeting on Thursday, President Trump sought to blame Democrats for the humanitarian crisis he created with his family separation policy, going so far as to accuse Democrats of "creat[ing] a massive child smuggling industry." "...

 2018-06-21 18:09 

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House Republican expands attack on environmental groups' global work...

A top congressional Republican is ratcheting up his campaign against prominent U.S. environmental organizations, an effort critics are likening to a return of McCarthyism. So far, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) has singled ou...

 2018-06-21 18:09 

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Border agents will stop referring migrant parents for prosecution because ICE lacks holding capacity...

Trump administration officials quickly disputed a Washington Post story Thursday, which reported they would stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border unauthorized with their children, the latest confusing development relating to the president&...

 2018-06-21 17:07 

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Trump says we need to detain immigrants because they won't show up for court. That's not true....

The Trump administration has regularly claimed that families seeking asylum who get released within the United States while they wait for their interviews and court dates do not show up. "Not surprisingly, many of those who are released into the Unite...

 2018-06-21 17:03 

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1 year ago, Trump got rid of a wildly successful immigration program that didn't lock people up...

When President Donald Trump conceded defeat Wednesday on his preferred policy of splitting up migrant families, he insisted it is still necessary to keep those families imprisoned ahead of trial. But Trump's team knows better. It ended a program that ...

 2018-06-21 16:15 

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The president suggests asylum-seekers are crisis actors...

On Thursday morning, President Trump suggested many asylum-seekers are essentially crisis actors who are coached to say "passwords" to enter the United States. "We shouldn't be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration ...

 2018-06-21 15:54 

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Justice Kennedy just gave Steve Bannon a big reason to smile...

In the early days of the Trump administration, when former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon was a top adviser to Donald Trump, Bannon proclaimed that one of the new administration's top goals would be "deconstruction of the administrative state.&#...

 2018-06-21 15:45 

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Hundreds in Pittsburgh protest brutal police killing of unarmed Black teen who was shot in back...

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the East Pittsburgh Police station Wednesday evening to demand justice for Antwon Rose, a 17-year-old black teenager who was shot and killed by a Pittsburgh police officer Tuesday night. Rose was unarmed and fleeing...

 2018-06-21 15:25 

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Lawsuit claims Virginia detention facility subjected immigrant kids to horrific abuse...

Immigrant children being housed in a Virginia detention facility were subjected to brutally abusive conditions, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The claims were made public in a series of court filings against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center ...

 2018-06-21 14:12 

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Pruitt spent thousands on 'tactical pants' and 'tactical polos', new documents reveal...

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt spent even more taxpayer money on security expenses than previously thought, according to documents obtained by the Intercept and first reported Wednesday night. The expenses include nearly...

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