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No children reunited yet from border separations

The day of the court ruling, Azar testified before Congress that his department had 2,047 children in its custody who had been separated from their parents by the Trump administration. He implied that quickly reuniting children with their parents could put them in danger, mentioning two instances of parents who were found to have criminal records including child cruelty, rape and kidnapping. Read More »

Canadian man fatally attacked by polar bear while protecting children


Aaron Gibbons, 31, encountered the polar bear on Sentry Island and put himself between the bear and his children. Community members in the 2,500-person hamlet of Arviat, about 6 miles from the island, mourned the loss of Gibbons. The last death from a polar bear attack in Nunavut was in 2000, about 200km (124 miles) up the coast from Arviat in Rankin Inlet, local authorities said. Read More »

Trump says scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned


Mentioned immediately as possible successors are Matt Mead, Wyoming's two-term Republican governor, and Russell Harding, former director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said Pruitt brought secrecy, conflicts of interest and scandal to the EPA. Pruitt also is accused of excessive spending on travel, staying at expensive hotels while traveling - even if they exceeded allowable federal spending limits - and telling staff to book flights on Delta ... Read More »

Facebook Flagged The Declaration Of Independence As Hate Speech


Specifically flagged were paragraphs 27 through to 31 of the declaration, which detail the complaints the founding fathers have with King George III. At the time, Monika Bickert, the head of global policy management at Facebook, said: "We work hard to make Facebook as safe as possible while enabling free speech". Read More »

New Senate report finds new election meddling evidence


The U.S. intelligence community concluded in 2017 that "Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate [Hillary Clinton] and harm her electability and potential presidency". The committee said intelligence analysts they interviewed reported "no politically motivated pressure to reach any conclusions", and noted that the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation had "high confidence" that Russian Federation favored Trump, while the National Security Agency ... Read More »

Phuket boat accident: Vessels CAPSIZE in Thailand - 49 missing

Around 48 passengers from the first boat - which was carrying mostly Chinese tourists - have been rescued, but another 49 are now missing. Footage and images captured in Phuket showed tourists huddling in blankets, while others looked distressed as medics tended to the injured. Read More »

Bear recorded relaxing in hot tub, drinking margarita


That's when Hough began recording the bear's relaxing afternoon which, in addition to the dip in the jacuzzi, consisted of playing with the chlorinator and tossing the thermometer in the air. Once the bear eventually wandered off, Hough salvaged his afternoon the best way he could: with two more margaritas, one to make up for the one the bear annihilated and a bonus beverage. Read More »

Even ICE Agents Want ICE Abolished


Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY also hopped on the open border bandwagon hoping to cement their activist bona fides. Those were the five words most often used by USA voters to describe President Donald Trump's now-discontinued policy of separating children from their parents when they crossed the US border from Mexico in search of asylum, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll . Read More »

Pompeo to Visit Pyongyang to Discuss Denuclearization Timetable

It will not be possible for inspectors, especially in an adversarial environment, to get unfettered access to all of North Korea's facilities to verify that it has not secretly kept a few nuclear weapons, a few kilograms of plutonium, or one or more covert uranium centrifuge facilities. Read More »

Giant 'Trump Baby' to fly over London during US president visit


After Trump's visit was announced in April, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tweeted that he is looking forward "to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever". Moral outrage is water off a duck's back to Trump. "... So when Trump visits the United Kingdom on Friday the 13th of July this year, we want to make sure he knows that all of Britain is looking down on him and laughing at him". Read More »

Protests erupt at Bedouin village Israel plans to demolish


Israel has refused to recognise Al-Jahhalin Bedouin communities or grant them building permits. "If not, it means you're pushing this region towards a deeper hole of violence and counter-violence and extremes". As part of interim peace deals in the 1990s, the West Bank was carved up into autonomous and semi-autonomous Palestinian areas, known as Areas A and B, and Area C, which is home to some 400,000 Israeli settlers. Read More »

New Trump Order For Separated Parents: Leave US With Or Without Kids


So far more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents after being arrested by the U.S. law enforcement agencies after they illegally crossed the border. In his tweets , Trump seemed to be suggesting the same regulations apply to citizens of other countries saying that the US should be able to deport without "being forced to endure a long and costly trial". Read More »

Fun Facts: The 4th of July was nearly the 2nd of July


Military bases celebrate the day by "Salute of the union", where a salute by one gun in each state at noon. During the cruise, a navy sailor recited the Declaration of Independence on board. The western part of the country, on the other hand, experienced severely hot and dry weather, which was expected to increase the wildfires in the areas. Read More »

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' Leaders are Going to Prison


Harris also cried as he pleaded "no contest" to each count. Thirty-six people were killed when the illegally-converted warehouse in Oakland went up in flames on December 2, 2016 . The plea agreement didn't sit well with one of the victims' families. "To hear them plead guilty basically was what we wanted to hear, but the sentencing part of it, that's questionable", David Gregory told reporters. Read More »

Man picks up unconscious woman after she falls from moving SUV


Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. They were travelling with Mills 22-year-old sister and her 1-year-old son. The Sheriff's Office updated the case Tuesday, reporting that they'd located the maroon Ford Expedition with a man and woman inside on a local convenience store. Read More »

NHC: 50 percent chance of tropical wave becoming tropical depression


Rain from that system has been spreading over parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, and forecasters expect that to continue for the next few days. It put the odds of formation through the next two days at 40 per cent, and increased that to 60 per cent over a five-day period. Forecasters are expecting a low pressure system to form southwest of Bermuda in a few days. Read More »

Delhi L-G can’t act independently of the state government


The verdict on the Delhi-Centre power struggle over supremacy in administration and governance over the national capital was pronounced after it was reserved in December 2017 by a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , Justices A.K. Read More »

In Moscow, US senator hopes for "new day" in US-Russia ties


Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told a delegation of USA lawmakers he hoped their visit to Moscow would help restore relations between the two legislatures, Interfax news agency reported. "We will have to wait and see, and go from there, but we recognize that the world is better off, I believe, if Russian Federation and the USA have fewer tensions", Shelby added. Read More »

Someone is trying to climb the Statue of Liberty


Willis said, with the message referring to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. It caused the National Parks Service to evacuate Liberty Island on one of its busiest days of the year. Read More »

Syria bombardment resumes after ceasefire deal breaks down


Syrian opposition said Wednesday that talks with regime ally Russian Federation on handing over their remaining territory in the southern province of Daraa had failed as they opposed giving up their heavy arms. Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the bombardment was an "attempt to make the rebels back down after they refused to subject themselves to the Russian terms for a ceasefire". Read More »

Texas mum accused of selling son, 7


Department of Public Service officlas reportedly discovered that the boy had already been "purchased", with two girls aged two and three in the process of being sold too. She remained in the Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. Garza was arrested after a raid Friday morning in the Corpus Christi area and may face additional charges. Read More »

How 11-year-old Nigerian Stunned Macron In Lagos


But Macron was quick to highlight that "the heart of this visit is to broaden the partnership between France and Nigeria on cultural, economic and sports subjects", which according to him give "perspectives and opportunities to youth" so that they do not join the jihadist movements. Read More »

Iranian diplomat in Austria held over Paris bomb plot


He described the claim as baseless and unfounded, aimed to undermine the important visit of President Rouhani to Switzerland and Austria. Two Belgian nationals apprehended in Brussels are reported to be husband and wife, and to be of Iranian origin. Read More »

UK government bans 'abhorrent' gay conversion therapy


The Government is also promising to improve the police response to anti-gay hate crime, with 40 percent of those surveyed saying they had experienced at least one negative incident linked to their sexuality in the previous year involving someone they did not live with. Read More »

Rep. Jordan Denies Ignoring Sexual Abuse As Wrestling Coach: 'I Never Knew'


Jordan is also being contradicted regarding what he knew and when he knew it by several men who were part of the Ohio State wrestling program in the 90s, including a handful who say that they were subjected to what was clearly sexual abuse by the team doctor, who has since passed away, that Jordan was well aware of what was going on, and that he failed to report the matter to either law enforcement or to higher-up university officials. Read More »

Japanese tourist dies while hiking on Uluru

Uluru traditional owner, Sammy Wilson, who is also chairman of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board, said in a statement previous year that the closing of the site should be celebrated as a mark of progress. At the base of the climb, there are signs written in multiple languages - including Japanese - asking visitors to reconsider their intention to climb. Read More »

Trump asked aides why we can’t just invade Venezuela

The suggestion stunned the aides, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster - both of whom are no longer with the administration - and sparked a heated debate for about five minutes last August, the Associated Press reported. Read More »

Russian Federation takes action against United States at WTO on metals duties


China, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Singapore, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Qatar, Thailand and India all echoed the same concerns and said they doubted the USA tariffs were in line with WTO rules. "He wrote on Twitter: "'The world is laughing at us, ' says Trump, before proposing the FART Act (Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act)". A White House spokesperson did not return CNN's requests for comment on the bill. Read More »

Apple's Siri interrupts United Kingdom minister during speech to parliament


As Siri yammered on about finding information on the web about "Syrian democratic force being supported by" something-or-other, Williamson sought to silence his phone. 'On this occasion it is a new parliamentary convention without a doubt. Williamson added that he would continue his speech, "without the help and support of Siri". Read More »