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President Donald Trump in a speech in West Virginia Tuesday defended the agency. He stopped short of calling for the agency to be fully abolished, a proposal that has gained steam among advocates and lawmakers on the left. But the policy resulted in an estimated 2,400 children being separated from the adults who illegally brought them into the country. The "Abolish ICE" movement is gaining ground and getting the attention of some Democrats in Congress, including Washington Rep.
  • Trump on Democrats calling to abolish ICE:

    Trump on Democrats calling to abolish ICE: "I love that issue"

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    Fueling its sudden ascent have been a series of recent shocks to the system. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said , "We need to probably think about starting from scratch". Activists and progressive leaders are pressing on, becoming more aggressive in their push to abolish the agency, an effort many in the movement view as both a way to open up the debate over decades of bipartisan US immigration policy and, crucially, win elections.
  • Pompeo corrects Trump, says North Korea is a nuclear threat

    Pompeo corrects Trump, says North Korea is a nuclear threat

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    It noted "continued operations" at the North's uranium enrichment plant and several new installations at the site - including an engineering office and a driveway to a building housing a nuclear reactor. Trump and Kim met in Singapore on June 12. China has been a critical player in that effort, and remains so, according to Pompeo. "North Korea has had a decade-long nuclear testing sequence where they have presumably learned a lot about designs", he told CNN.
  • Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building

    Capitol Police Arrest About 575 Protesters at Senate Office Building

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    It was organized by the women's march and by the Center for Popular Democracy. They came from all over the country, slept at friends' homes or in churches to risk arrest in Washington on Thursday. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Sen. "On my side of things, I ask my colleagues, let's pass, finally, sensible immigration reform". Winnie Wong , political adviser for the Women's March, said the crowd's fervor would translate into "the energy we will need to see to at the ballot box in ...
  • The Supreme Court of the United States Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

    The Supreme Court of the United States Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

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    At a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming into the country; we know who's coming in; we know where they're coming from. "For my family, personally, and my uncle who was first person to come to the United States, who came here seeking political asylum, it's a real disappointment to put it mildly that a country that had welcomed him previously with open arms is now closing the door to Muslim families", said Leila Amirhamzeh, 41, of New Jersey, which is home to one of the ...
  • Jeff Flake says he won't hold up Trump's next Supreme Court justice

    Jeff Flake says he won't hold up Trump's next Supreme Court justice

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    Interestingly, the president says that he does not intend to ask his candidates how they feel about the landmark court case. "I think myself and a number of senators, at least a few of us will stand up and say, 'Let's not move any more judges until we get a vote, for example, on tariffs, '" Flake said.
  • Stop the presses: Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy is retiring

    Stop the presses: Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy is retiring

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    The 5-4 decision was a big victory for Trump in the court's first substantive ruling on one of his administration's policies. President Donald Trump's broad powers over immigration to protect national security aren't canceled by his campaign statements calling for a Muslim ban, a sharply divided Supreme Court said Tuesday.
  • Confusion swirls on border after Trump U-turn on migrant families

    Confusion swirls on border after Trump U-turn on migrant families

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    The administration has released a preliminary plan to reunite those children with their parents, but the details remain unresolved. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Mrs. White did not give further details and it was not clear how numerous children who could be sent to the bases are already being detained at other facilities.
  • Spain rescues 569 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa

    Spain rescues 569 migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa

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    The Lifeline is carrying 226 migrants . "These ships belong to a German NGO and do not appear in the Dutch naval registers", the tweet said. But Malta , who refused safe passage to LifeLine, claims it had not received a call for help from the ship, or from Italy's coastguard, Maltese government sources said.
  • Is China Using North Korea As Leverage Versus US Tariffs?

    Is China Using North Korea As Leverage Versus US Tariffs?

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    Trump also agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea in what was seen as a major win for North Korea and its chief allies, China and Russian Federation. The degree that bones have broken down is also important, and deterioration, such as from being under soil, can affect whether DNA can be recovered, he said.
  • Uncertainty for Erdoğan as Turkey awaits election results

    Uncertainty for Erdoğan as Turkey awaits election results

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    If Mr Erdogan wins more than 50% of the overall vote, he will be declared the victor and avoid the need for a second round of voting. "But our military operation in Syria and the historically significant regional developments in Syria and Iraq made it compulsory for Turkey to overcome the uncertainties", said Erdogan.
  • Melania Trump Sets Off To Visit Detained Kids Wearing Bizarre Coat

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    The First Lady appears to have made quite the statement while making her way to visit immigrant children being detained at the Texas border in a coat with the words 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' across the back. She told children to "be kind and nice to each other" as she left another classroom. In a cabinet meeting Thursday, President Donald Trump said that he wanted to reunite the kids with their parents, but offered no concrete details on the administration's plan.
  • New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump looking down at crying migrant child

    New 'Time' magazine cover shows Trump looking down at crying migrant child

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    Donald Trump has got himself another Time magazine cover , but it's probably not one he'll be rushing to get his hands on. The issue carries the simple coverline, " Welcome to America ". A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection also confirmed to the Daily Beast that the mother and daughter were not separated. "[The mother] was told to set the child down while she was searched".
  • In Brexit showdown, British PM May faces challenge over 'meaningful vote'

    In Brexit showdown, British PM May faces challenge over 'meaningful vote'

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    A series of further votes will take place on Wednesday, with no defeats expected after ministers agreed compromise wording over post-Brexit plans for a " customs arrangement ". This amendment had looked unsafe for the prime minister. But, the pro-EU MPs' version of what they were promised appears to differ from what they government says it offered, threatening to reignite the dispute and reviving the possibility of a revolt that would badly damage May's authority.
  • What is behind United States decision to abandon UN Human Rights Council?

    What is behind United States decision to abandon UN Human Rights Council?

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    Let's hope the USA decision triggers a reassessment by the UNHRC of its mission and a real change in its review of human rights violations around the world in which Israel is not the focus. The Americans complain about the constant carping on Israel, which of course should be criticised, but every time the council convenes? "Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan, reporting from Washington, DC, said the United States exit from the 47-member Geneva-based body" did not come as a shock", as it was ...
  • United States and South Korea Adjourned Joint Military Exercise

    United States and South Korea Adjourned Joint Military Exercise

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    The suspension will remain effective as long as North Korea stays at the table to discuss its denuclearization. The decision on war games coincided with a surprise visit to Beijing by Kim, who had visited the Chinese capital in March on his first trip outside North Korea since taking power after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in December 2011.
  • Mehbooba Mufti Resigns As CM; BJP Demands Governor Rule In Jammu & Kashmir

    Mehbooba Mufti Resigns As CM; BJP Demands Governor Rule In Jammu & Kashmir

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    While the PDP would repeatedly say it will never allow dilution of this provision, the BJP would vow that abrogation of Article 370 and its upshot including Article 35A are "core agendas" of the party and that it could never abandon it. The three years of its rule has evaporated the little sympathy and support it had. "Ideologically, the two are completely different parties". While the PDP called for more restraint, the BJP advocated a more hardline approach.
  • European Union tries to assuage German, Italian concerns on migration

    European Union tries to assuage German, Italian concerns on migration

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    At the centre of the tensions there is Mrs Merkel's widely criticised immigration programme, which brought more than a million refugees in the country in 2015. There is even talk that the 70-year-old conservative alliance between the CSU and Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) could fall apart. Now Mr Seehofer has launched an ultimatum, saying he will leave the government unless the country adopts a stronger stance on immigration.
  • Syrian, Iraqi forces say US bombs military border positions, US denies

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the conflict, said it was one of the deadliest air attacks on government loyalists in recent months. At least 52 fighters were killed in the attacks, including a number of Syrian troops. A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USA military was concerned that Popular Mobilisation Forces could retaliate against American forces in Iraq.