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Lesandro Guzman-Feliz Death


Guzman-Feliz was brutally attacked and stabbed on both sides of his neck with a machete. Harrowing CCTV footage has been released showing a teenager being dragged from a shop and repeatedly hacked at with a machete. The hashtag #JusticeForJunior surfaced online following news of the incident and caught the attention of public figures like Cardi B and Kehlani . Read More »

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, Slain Bronx Teen’s Family Creates GoFundMe Page


Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was stabbed in the neck with a machete after getting into a dispute with a group of young men in front of 526 East 183rd Street. I know it doesn't mean a lot. Police said he had run towards St Barnabus Hospial before succumbing to his injuries just feet away. "They said, 'We had the wrong person, ' " Junior's brother-in-law Derek Grullon told the New York Daily News . Read More »

Police officer fired for using uniform to intimidate daughter's boyfriend


Safety-Service Director Dan Given described his actions as "not acceptable and warranted an immediate dismissal". "Have a seat in my auto", the officer says. Afterwards he spoke with his daughter on the phone and she told her father "If I can't be with him, I don't want to be here anymore", which he took to be a suicidal threat. Read More »

Jogger says U.S. detained her after accidental border crossing


The policy resulted in the separation of more than 2,300 children before Trump reversed course in the face of an worldwide outcry and said families will remain together. The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee hedged Sunday when pressed on whether he was confident the Trump administration knows where all the children are and will be able to reunite them with their parents. Read More »

House GOP Immigration Drama and Intrigue Mushrooms


House Republicans will hold a closed-door meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the GOP compromise immigration bill with members ahead of a rescheduled vote planned for Friday. Lawmakers have introduced several competing bills to address the separation of migrant children and parents, all of which would overturn due process, anti-trafficking and human rights protections, and allow for the long-term detention of immigrant families with children. Read More »

Erdogan Wins, Stays in Power As Turkey's President


State-run Anadolu news agency had Erdogan leading the race with 52.63 percent, more than the 50 percent required to avoid a second round on July 8. As the final votes were being counted, Mr Erdogan received a telephone call from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who congratulated him on his apparent victory along with leaders from Sudan, Macedonia and Pakistan. Read More »

English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins Ugliest Dog contest


Dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues will flaunt their imperfections as they compete to win the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. "She has come so far and she is just so lovely in my eyes", said Brainard, who operates a dog-and-cat grooming shop. "She now lives out her retired life in Anoka, MN". Read More »

Why Melania wore the jacket | Opinionated Woman


Melania Trump's jacket has sparked controversy. Some of Melania's 1.7 million Instagram followers jumped to her aid to also defend her look, with one commenting: "She is a great lady. 'Melania Trump has arrived in McAllen, Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and border patrol processing center, ' her communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. Read More »

House Speaker Paul Ryan Delays Amnesty Vote Until Friday


Mr Trump said on Friday that even if a measure passes, it is doomed in the Senate. "The Democrats don't want border security, the Democrats are okay with crime - but we're not okay with it". John Yarmuth, D. "We can not allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections", he tweeted . Read More »

Iran lists demands for improving relations with US


Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote didn't rule out that his country would come back to the negotiating table with the United States if Washington sticks to the 2015 nuclear pact. Russian Federation and China have reaffirmed their support for the deal, stressing that they would continue to do business with Iran. The Commission aims to have the amended Blocking Statute in force before 6 August 2018, when the first set of re-imposed United States sanctions on Iran will take ... Read More »

Trump urges immediate deportation of undocumented migrants


The White House did not return a call seeking clarification. "We believe "expedited removal" fails to afford a meaningful opportunity to defend oneself, and that, whatever its validity when employed at the border, it would be unconstitutional as applied to those living among us who are entitled to full due process protection", David D. Read More »

Trump Administration Says It Knows Location of All Children

Images of children in metal cages, and audio of young migrants crying out for their parents, sparked protests and drew worldwide condemnation from world leaders and organisations. Representative Elizabeth Esty, a Connecticut Democrat , said one of the detainees they saw was a 15-year-old girl who had travelled for a month to the border with her 6-month-old baby. Read More »

Woman calls police on eight-year-old girl selling water


The young girl, Jordan Austin, was selling bottled water across the street from the AT & T stadium in San Francisco, which is right outside her apartment. The woman on the phone counters "it's not your property". Not surprisingly, #PermitPatty went viral, with the hashtag becoming the number 2 trending topic in the United States by Saturday evening. Read More »

#PermitPatty: Woman allegedly calls police on girl selling water in San Francisco

In the 15-second clip, the cousin follows a woman who has been identified as Alison Ettel. The woman then turns around, looks at the camera and then ducks behind a retaining wall. "Its not your property", the woman snaps back. "They were screaming about what they were selling", she said. The woman on the phone counters "it's not your property". Read More »

New Zealand PM Ardern names newborn daughter Neve, leaves hospital


Mr Gayford, known in New Zealand as the "first bloke", is the presenter of a fishing show, and Ms Ardern was the youngest New Zealand PM in 150 years, but she said they would not put pressure on their new baby. "Seeing that person in the act, and then sending something to us, was absolutely handsome so those moments have mattered as much to us as any of those lovely messages of support from around the world". Read More »

New Zealand's Prime Minister Is Now On Maternity Leave


Ardern had little sleep last night, after celebrating her daughter's birth late yesterday afternoon with a dinner of Marmite toast and Milo last night. "Based on what I've heard so far she seems very alert - just like my daughter Isabella who is very excited to have a baby cousin", she said. "It's inspirational for younger women and men". Read More »

Final rallies held ahead of crucial Turkish elections


Should he win the June 24 elections, Erdogan would be Turkey's first leader under the presidential system, which does away with the prime minister's post, among other changes. Erdogan blamed the coup on his former ally, US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, and has waged a sweeping crackdown on the preacher's followers in Turkey. Read More »

Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends


The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world. But much of the initial optimism over his reforms appears to have been dented by a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the driving ban. Read More »

Political cartoons: Donald Trump’s reversal and Melania’s fashion statement

Mrs Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism over the $39 Zara khaki jacket with its daubed slogan which she wore to meet children who had been separated from their parents at a shelter in McAllen, Tx., Thursday. This comes on the heels of her jacket controversy, which originally was said to be "just a jacket" with no hidden message before President Trump doubled down, tweeting it was in reference to her disdain for "Fake News". Read More »

Jogger says US detained her for two weeks after accidental border crossing


So began a two-week nightmare that landed her in a prison jumpsuit. At the time, Roman said she did not have any government-issued identification or travel permits with her. "It's like a trap. anybody can be caught at the border like this", she said. Roman's mother, Christiane Ferne, traveled between the USA and Canada, with her daughter's government ID and study permits on hand, to lobby for her release, according to the CBC's report . Read More »

Explosion at Emmerson Mnangagwa election rally


Bulawayo has always been seen as a bastion of opposition to the ZANU-PF and it was Mnangagwa's first rally in the city. Mr Charamba said the 75-year-old president, who was accompanied by his two deputies, was safe at a state house in the city. Read More »

Melania Trump wears ‘I really don't care' jacket before visiting migrant children


Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. "Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, said that there was no "hidden message" and shared the hashtag " #ItsJustAJacket ". They love to study. "Spending time with them reinforces the fact that these kids are in this situation as a direct result of adult actions", she said. Read More »

Sanders says restaurant owner kicked her out because of Trump


Sanders went on to say, 'the incident says more about the owner than her, and that she does her best to treat people, including those she disagrees with, respectfully'. "Or you can ask for the 'Hate Plate, '" Huckabee tweeted. But well over a thousand children remain apart from their parents, and many continue to criticize the president's "zero tolerance" approach to illegal immigration. Read More »

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to migrant child facility in Texas


The announcement Thursday implies that Border Patrol will hold onto the children until their parents return from court proceedings and then send them to detention together. The order directed other agencies, including the Pentagon, to take steps to find places to house family units and specifies that migrants entering the U.S. Read More »

Hurry up and prepare for a hard Brexit — EU Council


The European Commission President urged the United Kingdom government to take "major steps" towards finding solutions on outstanding issues - most importantly how to guarantee there will be no hard border in Ireland. "The UK gave the European Union back in December a guarantee there'd be no hard border on the island of Ireland". He said: "I remain confident that a withdrawal agreement will be reached in the autumn". Read More »

Several deaths in blast at Ethiopia Prime Minister rally


The PM affirmed that government will never accept any deal violating the country's sovereignty. After the blast, dozens of people stormed the stage, hurling various objects at police, shouting: "Woyane down, down", and "Woyane thief", using a pejorative term for the government, the AFP correspondent said. Read More »

Identifying US troops returned from North Korea may be challenging


Jonathan Ernst / Reuters US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet in a one-on-one bilateral session at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. They're destroying their engine site. The military moved "100 wooden temporary transit cases" that had been built in Seoul to the Joint Security Area on Saturday "so that we are ready to receive remains and be able to transport them in a dignified manner", ... Read More »