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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:16 PM EDT

Local Lawmakers Have Different Takes on Border Crisis

Local Lawmakers Have Different Takes on Border Crisis

Americans are clearly divided on how best to handle the complicated immigration crisis. And while many are shocked at the sights and sounds they've never seen before others say we are just shining a bright light...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:09 PM EDT

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

Lower Costs, Fewer Benefits in New Health Insurance Option

The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:41 PM EDT

Rep. Cummings on Family Separation: 'We Are Better Than That!'

Rep. Cummings on Family Separation: 'We Are Better Than That!'

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) slammed the Trump administration’s practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday in an emotional speech during a House Oversight and Government Reform...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:41 PM EDT

What Happens When Families Get Separated at the Border?

What Happens When Families Get Separated at the Border?

Children are being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. This is what happens once separated.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:31 PM EDT

Trump Campaign Manager: Time to Fire the Attorney General

Trump Campaign Manager: Time to Fire the Attorney General

President Donald Trump's campaign manager on Tuesday called on his boss to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "Time to fire Sessions End the Mueller investigation," Brad Parscale wrote in a tweet. "You can’t...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 04:43 PM EDT

Trump Raises Risk of Economically Harmful US-China Trade War

Trump Raises Risk of Economically Harmful US-China Trade War

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:19 PM EDT

Glitch Slows Down Maine Voting Process

Glitch Slows Down Maine Voting Process

Results from state's first election under ranked-choice voting system facing delay because of computer glitch.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:37 PM EDT

Trump to Meet With Republicans Amid Border Battle

Trump to Meet With Republicans Amid Border Battle

Newly-released audio from inside a Texas detention facility is fueling outrage and putting the Trump administration on defense about separating migrant children from their parents.  The audio was first...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:32 PM EDT

US Exits U.N. Human Rights Council Over 'Anti-Israel Bias'

US Exits U.N. Human Rights Council Over 'Anti-Israel Bias'

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:28 PM EDT

'Don't Leave Me, Mom': Detainee Tells of Separation From Son

'Don't Leave Me, Mom': Detainee Tells of Separation From Son

The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life. So Blanca Orantes-Lopez, her 8-year-old boy and his father packed up and left the Pacific surfing town of Puerto La Libertad...

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