About 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press Friday.
The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct by the adult.
A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday.
The 12-year-old, who was not injured, told police that his mother and another driver were involved "in some type of road rage incident" near a business complex in the city of Westminster.
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued an El Niño watch for next fall and winter, raising the prospects for cooler, wetter weather across most of the United States and a significantly milder late hurricane season, according to NBC News.
The service’s Climate Prediction Center believes there is a 50 percent chance for an El Niño during the fall and 65 percent chance in the winter. An El Niño begins with warm water in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean and changes weather patterns across the world.
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White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer.
Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity.
For Muslims all over the world, June 15 marks Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting. It brings festivals, food, gifts and prayers.
Health officials on Thursday added 10 more states to the list of retail locations that may have received cut melons possibly contaminated with salmonella, bringing the total number of states to 23.
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Caito Foods LLC recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fruit medleys containing at least one of those melons that were produced at its facility in Indianapolis.
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The lower house of Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it’s approved.
The measure has roused fierce passions in the homeland of Pope Francis, and the vote was tight: 129 to 125.
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Don't park in front of a fire hydrant. Seriously. And not just because it's illegal.
A New Jersey fire department posted a photo to its Facebook page of a sedan with its windows smashed, a large hose running straight through the car, with a simple message: "This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant."
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A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, The Associated Press has learned.
The AP confirmed that at least four former Cambridge Analytica employees are affiliated with Data Propria, a new company specializing in voter and consumer targeting work similar to Cambridge Analytica's efforts before its collapse. The company's former head of product, Matt Oczkowski, leads the new firm, which also includes Cambridge Analytica's former chief data scientist.
Oczkowski denied a link to the Trump campaign, but acknowledged that his new firm has agreed to do 2018 campaign work for the Republican National Committee. Oczkowski led the Cambridge Analytica data team which worked on Trump's successful 2016 campaign.
An Asian-American group suing Harvard University says it has evidence of discrimination in the school's admissions process.
But Harvard is attacking the group's analysis and says it has countering evidence disproving discrimination.
Motions filed by both sides Friday ask a judge to take their side before the case heads to a trial scheduled for October.
Paul Manafort, a one-time Trump campaign chairman, was sent to jail Friday after allegedly attempting to tamper with witnesses in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election...
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President Donald Trump is refusing to take ownership of an immigration policy that is separating children from parents who are arrested for illegally crossing the border. His supporters in Congress are helping him with that evasion.
Trump has repeatedly tried to pin blame on Democrats, saying they passed a law that is forcing the families apart. No such law exists.
Now House Speaker Paul Ryan says a court decision is responsible and legislation is required to fix it. The White House agrees. But that's a diversion, too.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday used scripture to bolster his full-throated defense of the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border, saying that having kids does not give migrants immunity from prosecution — and found justification for his policies in the Bible.
"Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order," Sessions said.
Later Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down, saying it is "very biblical to enforce the law."
"That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible," she said, responding to a question about Sessions' comments about scripture supporting the administration's policies.
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One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police.
Westminster police released a statement saying a man unrelated to the other three victims was also shot, but is expected to survive.
Department spokeswoman Cheri Spottke said a man suspected in the attack is in custody. A motive wasn't immediately clear, she said.
President Donald Trump and some congressional Republicans have been claiming a law is forcing the Trump administration to separate migrant children from their parents at the border.