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DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:01

The government says the Office of Refugee Resettlement, charged with finding homes for solo children or those who have been separated from their families, has more than 10,000 children in shelters.

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The Russia Investigations: What The Justice IG Report Revealed

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 07:00

The Justice Department watchdog's long-awaited asteroid finally struck. Some big questions were answered but many others remain.

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What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:33

A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

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More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search Tool

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:02

Also in our weekly roundup of education news, the University of Chicago makes test scores optional for applicants.

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'Nobody Cares About Cairo': Residents of Shrinking River Town Fight To Bring It Back

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:00

For Cairo, Ill., a former river port and manufacturing hub, economic troubles began with the decline in river trade. Now two more public housing buildings are scheduled to close.

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Trump Administration To Open Temporary Tent Shelter In Texas For Migrant Children

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:59

The Trump administration is scrambling to find shelter space for a growing number of juveniles who have been separated from their parents under the policy of prosecuting all illegal border crossers.

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After Nationwide Strike, Nicaragua Looks No Closer To Bloodshed's End

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:15

For two months, President Daniel Ortega and his supporters have been in a standoff with protesters seeking new elections. Scores have died, students have occupied schools, and peace remains elusive.

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Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Mueller Investigation Could Be 'Cleaned Up' With Pardons

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:45

The president's lawyer floated the controversial idea on the same day that that Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail amid the growing probe by the special counsel.

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PHOTOS: The World Cup Is A Spectacle Not Only Of Sport, But Of Style

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:43

You'd be forgiven for confusing airport tarmacs of Russia for the catwalks of Milan: From street-ready kits to swank trophy cases to entire teams in matching suits, the World Cup aims to impress.

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Neighbor Who Attacked Sen. Rand Paul Sentenced To 30 Days In Prison

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:53

The Kentucky senator suffered six broken ribs in the assault. Prosecutors had sought a 21-month prison sentence, but had to settle for 30 days and a $10,000 fine.

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Kellogg's Honey Smacks Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak Investigation

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:08

The Kellogg's Company is playing it safe by encouraging consumers and retailers to get rid of potentially contaminated boxes of cereal.

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Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Faces Anger In Farm Country Over Policy

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:49

The EPA administrator met with farmers in midwestern states this week to address frustrations over the renewable fuel standard.

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Unidentified Thief Caught On Camera Stealing $45,000 Banksy Print From Exhibit

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16

Toronto police say Trolley Hunters was stolen from the unauthorized show Sunday — and they've released surveillance video backing it up. That hasn't quieted conspiracy theorists, though.

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As Vote On ZTE Sanctions Looms, Some U.S. Lawmakers Focus On A Bigger Chinese Telecom

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:57

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is the world's third-largest seller of smartphones, and a few powerful senators say they want to ban it entirely from the U.S. amid national security concerns.

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Fear And Frustration Over EPA Move To Kill Chemical-Disaster Protections

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:34

The EPA intends to block rules to prevent and respond to leaks, explosions and other disasters at chemical facilities and refineries around the U.S. That scares many people who live and work nearby.

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McDonald's Says It's Ditching Plastic Straws In U.K. And Ireland

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:46

McDonald's also says it will test alternatives to plastic straws in some restaurants in the U.S. and several other countries later this year.

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Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian-Americans Treated Unfairly

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:44

Harvard says it doesn't discriminate — and it notes that the suit is backed by the same activist who challenged the University of Texas' affirmative action policy.

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Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:03

Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.

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How A Dad Filmed His Early Days Of Fatherhood And Became A YouTube Star

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:30

Amid the cat videos and makeup tutorials on YouTube, millions of people have watched a dad interview his daughters. But La Guardia Cross insists he's an "extreme non-expert on fatherhood."

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The Czech President Invites You To Watch Him Burn Some Huge Red Underpants

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:20

Milos Zeman has some history with Goliath-sized boxers. Bad history. So he had the media gather Thursday for a ritual bonfire. "The time of underwear in politics is over," he boldly declared.

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