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Youngest migrants are held in 'tender age' shelters in Texas

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas, the Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande...

  • U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council

    U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council

    The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an “unconscionable” bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere. The decision to leave the U.N. Human Rights...

  • Republicans in Congress look for way out of border crisis as Trump publicly stands his ground

    Republicans in Congress look for way out of border crisis as Trump publicly stands his ground

    Senate Republicans mobilized on Tuesday to end the administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant parents — and the mounting political backlash — as President Trump publicly held firm, warning that those illegally crossing the border “infest our Country.” Yet cracks appeared...

  • Trump administration finalizes rule to allow for skimpier health plans

    Trump administration finalizes rule to allow for skimpier health plans

    The Trump administration Tuesday advanced its plan to promote the sale of skimpier health insurance, finalizing a new rule that would make it easier for individuals and small businesses to band together to get plans that don’t offer a full set of health benefits. Administration officials say these...

  • Colorado joins California in fight to prevent Trump from weakening auto emissions rules

    Colorado joins California in fight to prevent Trump from weakening auto emissions rules

    As the Trump administration moves to roll back ambitious vehicle-emissions targets, California and several other states that rely on those standards to achieve their clean air goals have enlisted an influential new partner in the fight to keep the rules intact. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced...

  • 'Freedom city'? Going beyond 'sanctuary,' Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests

    'Freedom city'? Going beyond 'sanctuary,' Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests

    Ever since the Texas legislature last year passed one of the country’s most aggressive “anti-sanctuary city” laws, some enclaves have fought officials over the extent to which police can ignore federal immigration law. The state regulation known as Senate Bill 4 has been described by opponents...

  • Family separations at the border: How did we get here?

    Family separations at the border: How did we get here?

    The Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families are apprehended crossing the border illegally caught many Americans by surprise. Where did the policy come from, and what’s new about it? Here are answers to some often-asked questions. When did government...

  • Republicans outline their latest strategy to roll back Obamacare

    Republicans outline their latest strategy to roll back Obamacare

    In a bid to revive the Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act, a group of leading conservative healthcare advocates is proposing a new strategy to overhaul the law. The plan -- which is outlined in a seven-page blueprint unveiled Tuesday – faces long odds on Capitol Hill, where...

  • A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border

    A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border

    The practice of separating children from their parents, a result of the Trump administration's new hard-line immigration enforcement policy, has unfolded largely in the dark, separated from the public and restricted to the media. But on Monday, the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica published...

  • Supreme Court refuses to rule on partisan gerrymandering in a setback for reformers

    Supreme Court refuses to rule on partisan gerrymandering in a setback for reformers

    In a setback for political reformers, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to strike down partisan gerrymandering as unconstitutional and set aside cases from Wisconsin and Maryland for procedural reasons. In Wisconsin, several Democratic voters had sued to challenge a Republican-drawn election...

  • Backlash builds against Trump's policy splitting families at border, as he falsely blames Democrats

    Backlash builds against Trump's policy splitting families at border, as he falsely blames Democrats

    President Trump stood defiant Monday against a growing backlash over his administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy that since April has separated at least 2,000 children from their parents crossing the southern border, and he continued to falsely blame Democrats for the hard-line actions....

  • First Lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

    First Lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

    First Lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said Sunday: "She believes we need to...

  • Texas Border Patrol center where immigrant families are separated draws lawmakers, protest

    Texas Border Patrol center where immigrant families are separated draws lawmakers, protest

    A baby boy cried as a staffer carried him past chain-link fenced holding areas in the Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday morning, a sprawling former warehouse, the largest of its kind on the border. Such crying is not unusual, said John Lopez, acting deputy patrol agent...

  • Midwestern states endure flash flooding and heat wave

    Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings from east-central...

  • Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded and suspect killed

    Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded and suspect killed

    Gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday, sending people running over one another in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed, and 22 people, including two suspects, were injured. Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four of them, including...

  • Giuliani: Trump may pardon targets of special counsel if he thinks they 'have been treated unfairly'

    Giuliani: Trump may pardon targets of special counsel if he thinks they 'have been treated unfairly'

    As former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent a first weekend in jail pending trial on charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday floated the possibility of presidential pardons for Manafort...

  • Parkland students and anti-violence activists are registering voters in Chicago

    Parkland students and anti-violence activists are registering voters in Chicago

    Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

  • Border Patrol investigating after SUV is seen striking man

    The Border Patrol says it is investigating an incident involving an indigenous man who was recorded on video being struck by an agent's vehicle. The agency said Friday that its Tucson Sector had been made aware of the video taken Thursday on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Paulo Remes, a resident of...

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