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  • State Dept. Q&A unleashes condemnation, mockery of administration’s immigration policy

    A Facebook Live question and answer session hosted by the State Department on Tuesday promised “Family Travel Hacks,” but soon became a platform for critics to blast the Trump administration over the separation of children and parents at the US-Mexico border. “Are you traveling with kids this year?” the organizers ask in the event’s description. “Have questions about getting their passports, and want tips to make travel easier?” “Join us for a Facebook Live with Carl and Kim from Passport […]

  • Trump ramps up rhetoric: Dems want ‘illegal immigrants’ to ‘infest our country’

    President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting “illegal immigrants … to pour into and infest our country,” language evoking images of pests, not human beings. “Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!” he wrote. The President’s Twitter […]

  • The last hope for elephants: Can new law help stop the slaughter?

    MOZAMBIQUE — It’s no secret where the ivory deals take place in Pemba. Despite a new blanket ban on the ivory trade in China, the closest major city to Mozambique’s largest nature reserve remains a smuggling hotspot for criminal gangs. In shabby three-star resorts and half-empty Chinese trading offices, illicit deals are discussed freely, especially the illegal trade in ivory. Posing undercover as ivory middlemen, an investigator is invited into a Chinese investment center near the international airport to talk […]

  • One dead after flooding in Wisconsin and Michigan

    ASHLAND COUNTY, WI — Devastating floods ravaged Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and parts of the Midwest this weekend, with one death reported in northern Wisconsin. It was not only heavy rains of 6 to 8 inches and flooding that struck parts of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some areas saw damaging winds, large hail, downed trees, demolished roads and buildings. The downpours led to more than 60 sinkholes and washouts, according to CNN affiliate WLUC-TV. The flooding also left water and sewer lines […]

  • Former immigrant shelter worker says he was told to separate hugging siblings

    When Antar Davidson was ordered to separate two brothers and a sister tightly hugging each other, he realized his time as a youth care worker at an Arizona immigrant children’s shelter was coming to an end. “I was told that they should not be able to hug,” said Davidson, “and (I) basically realized that being in Southwest Key would mean — continuing to remain there, despite the good I was doing — would mean that I had basically come up […]

  • Dow falls 325 points as trade war fears escalate

    NEW YORK — Stocks are off to another rocky start on Wall Street. The Dow opened down 325 points on Tuesday, turning negative for the year and on track for its sixth straight day of losses. President Donald Trump threatened Monday evening to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods if Beijing follows throw with its promise to retaliate against a previous round of US tariffs. “Further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, […]

  • Nine immigrants who helped make America great

    NEW YORK — America is a nation of immigrants. While immigration remains a topic of debate, it cannot be denied that the country we enjoy today, featuring world-class innovation, creativity and opportunity, would not be possible without the contribution of foreign-born persons who’ve chosen to live permanently in the United States. Here are just a few foreign-born American citizens who’ve overcome the hardships that accompany relocating to a new country. Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: Czech Republic Madeleine […]

  • Microsoft urges Trump administration to change its policy separating families at border

    REDMOND, WA — Microsoft is calling on the Trump administration to change a “zero tolerance” immigration policy that is separating families at the US-Mexico border. The company took a stand Monday after it was scrutinized for its working relationship with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that is enforcing the policy. ICE uses Microsoft’s cloud software Azure. “Family unification has been a fundamental tenant of American policy and law since the end of World War II,” the company said. […]

  • US expected to disengage from UN’s Human Rights Council

    NEW YORK — The US is expected to disengage with the UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias, a senior US official, a diplomatic source and several activists tell CNN. The announcement is expected as soon as Tuesday, the sources said. The anticipated move follows months of talks between the US and UN member states in New York and Geneva, where the Human Rights Council is based, on reforming the agenda of the council. In addition to concerns about agenda […]

  • Trump threatens China with new tariffs on another $200 billion of goods

    WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump just raised the stakes in the fight with China over trade. The White House said Monday evening that if China goes through with its promise to retaliate against the US tariffs announced last week, the United States will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. “Further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods, and accept a more balanced […]