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HHS now estimates under 3,000 kids separated from parents in government custody

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More than 2,000 children were separated from their parents after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in May that the zero tolerance was in full effect, even if it meant splitting families . The new policy faced backlash from immigrant advocates and lawmakers from the Democratic and Republican parties, and on June 20, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the practice of separating families . Read More »

Man who challenged black mom at pool loses job

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The black woman confronts him in the video, asking Bloom if he could tell her where exactly the rule is mentioned on the pool's premises, but he stumbles to give her an answer. Bloom, Edwards and police officers remained calm throughout the confrontation - but Bloom walked off without apologizing when police confirmed that Edwards had done nothing wrong. Read More »

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif given 10-year jail term

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In Friday's ruling, the court also sentenced Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, to seven years in a case stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm while her husband, Mohammad Safdar, got a year's sentence for giving false information to investigators. Read More »

Japan Executes Leader of Doomsday Cult

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Aum evolved from a yoga school established by Asahara in 1984 and had about 1,400 live-in followers and over 10,000 lay followers at one point. Joyu said he first learned about the executions of Aum founder Shoko Asahara and six other condemned cult members during a telephone call Friday morning from an acquaintance. Read More »

United Kingdom police hunt for source of Novichok

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Now, the plight of civilians Dawn Sturgess , 44, and Charlie Rowley , 45, of nearby Amesbury has unwittingly revealed that more Novichok may be out there. On Thursday, Britain's Security Minister Ben Wallace called on Russian Federation to give details about the nerve agent attack on the Skripals. The couple fell critically ill a few miles from where a former Russian intelligence officer, Sergei Skripal , and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with Novichok in March. Read More »

PM 'confident' he did nothing inappropriate at music festival in 2000

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Trudeau, whose government is working on new legislation against workplace harassment, has faced Canadian media scrutiny in recent weeks about what happened at a charity fundraiser in Creston, British Columbia almost 20 years ago. Trudeau has acknowledged that he, like other political leaders, is struggling to figure out the best way to deal with allegations while still allowing due process for those accused. Read More »

Trump says US to meet soon with Europe on trade

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TRUMP: - because we're just thinking about those cars that pour in here. "We have to work something out". In response, Trump chose to further escalate tensions by threatening the EU with a 20% tariff on all European cars. "Because these six represent values, represent an economic market, and more than anything, represent a real force at the global level today". The Netherlands is part of the European Union, which has been involved in a trade dispute with Trump over the automobile ... Read More »

3 people who went missing at Shannon Falls found dead

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The names of Gamble and Lyakh might be familiar to Buckrail readers as two members of the High On Life SundayFundayz adventure crew from Canada that earned dubious acclaim after trespassing on Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park two summers ago. Read More »

Chuck Schumer to Donald Trump: Nominate Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

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President Trump has narrowed his list of Supreme Court candidates to three, according to two sources close to the process. Among those still under consideration is Judge Amul Thapar, named by Trump a year ago to the U.S. He acknowledged that his fellow Kentuckian, Judge Amul Thapar, is a finalist, but noted, "The competition at this level is pretty intense". He conducted interviews on Monday and Tuesday. Read More »

White House tweets draw ire over their political content

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For this fact check, we examined the tweet about Harris . Both posts ended with the message, "You must not know what ICE really does", and linked to news releases detailing the agency's work confronting threats at the border and apprehending criminals. Read More »

Trump insists he will be ‘prepared’ for Putin meeting

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Trump's decision to hit Germany, France and other top European exporters with steel and aluminium tariffs has done nothing to reverse his low popularity on the continent, and on Thursday he returned to another contentious topic-allied defense spending . Read More »

With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

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President Donald Trump announced he was abandoning the nuclear deal and moving to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Foreign ministers from the five remaining signatories are meeting with Iranian officials in Vienna today to discuss proposals aimed at keeping the deal alive. Read More »

With Bashar al-Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

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An AFP correspondent on the edge of the rebel-held south of the city of Daraa, the divided provincial capital, said the bombing of rebel neighbourhoods was the most intensive since the launch of the Russian-backed offensive on 19 June. He said Syrian and Russian jets had pummeled towns across the southwest and villages near the border crossing. But the regime along with ally Moscow has violated the deal. Read More »

Canada man killed by polar bear while trying to protect his kids

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The polar bear was killed by other people who were in the area at the time of the incident. His school-age children made it safely to the boat and called for help on the CB radio. "It's a fact of life for us living here now", said John Main, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Arviat North-Whale Cove. The bears then migrated from Manitoba, where the tours are based, towards northern communities like Arviat, he said. Read More »

Pruitt says he never asked Trump for Sessions' job

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Pruitt already faces a dozen investigations by the EPA inspector general, Congress and the White House. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was finally ousted Thursday, and the employees of the agency couldn't be more happy. Read More »

Declaration of Independence Is Hate Speech? Facebook Thought So

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More recently, Facebook gave hard numbers on the number of problematic posts its algorithm caught before they were reported by users - and hate speech was the lowest, with a success rate of just 38 percent. However, Facebook realised its mistake and restored the post after The Vindicator raised an alarm. The action confirmed the inability of the Facebook processes to tell the difference between "white nationalist ravings" and the "writing of Thomas Jefferson", the report said. Read More »

Margarita-loving bear takes a dip in a California hot tub

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After Hough shot some video, he said the bear emerged from the water, walked over to his margarita, knocked it over and lapped it up. The creature played with the chlorinator and tossed the thermometer in the air, Hough said. Looking up, Hough saw the bear fast asleep in the branches. The reason for so many bear sightings near human civilization in Altadena is because the city is surrounded by wilderness. Read More »

Ohio lawmaker accused of ignoring abuse of Ohio State student-athletes

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Kathleen Trafford, a spokeswoman for Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the firm representing the university, said it contacted Jordan's office to request an interview. Ryan of Wisconsin, said: "These are serious allegations and issues. The speaker will await the findings of that inquiry". DiSabato told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday that not only was Jordan aware of the alleged abuse, but that he witnessed inappropriate behavior from Strauss in the team shower. Read More »

Panel calls intel assessment on Russia meddling 'sound'

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The ICA relies on public Russian leadership commentary, Russian state media reports, public examples of where Russian interests would have aligned with candidates' policy statements, and a body of intelligence reporting to support the assessment that Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for Trump. Read More »

Verify: Is July 4th really independence day?

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The next day, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife saying he believed that July 2nd would "be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival." and he also predicted parades, games, guns, bonfires, and all the pomp and circumstance we give it today! The famous principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence are not only the foundation of our country's freedom: they have become a global standard for the liberty and autonomy of all peoples. Read More »

One dead, 'dozens missing' as Chinese tourist boat sinks

The governor of the southern Thai province said a rescue operation was underway after the incident, which occurred shortly before 6pm local time. Footage and images captured in Phuket showed tourists huddling in blankets, while others looked distressed as medics tended to the injured. Read More »

Blimp of 'baby' Trump gets OK to fly over London during visit

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The office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a frequent Trump critic, on Thursday gave the approval for the balloon to fly. Their plan to to suspend the balloon will be suspended above Parliament Square, which is beside the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, when Trump visits on July 13. Read More »

Immigration Enforcement is Like Liberating a Town in Combat

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But a Trump tweet this morning showed how easy the issue will be to demagogue: "To the great and courageous men and women of ICE, do not worry or lose your spirit". Still, not every immigrant advocacy group takes the same view. Despite this information, locals maintained that ICE and its actions were immoral. Read More »

The Atlantic Hurricane Season's Next Storm Could Develop off Bermuda

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A tropical depression , or even Tropical Storm Beryl, could develop in the next few days between Bermuda and the United States, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami. As of 7 a.m., the disturbance was a few hundred miles south of Bermuda and was disorganized. But, forecasters said , the storms will run into a frontal system by Sunday that would limit any additional development. Read More »

Thousands march against U.S. immigration policy

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The Trump administration kidnapped thousands of migrant children from the arms of parents at the border and thrust them into the arms of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) with no plan in place on how to get them back to their families. Read More »

SC verdict has made BJP further nervous of AAPs performance in Delhi

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The apex court had further indicated at the time that, according to the Constitution, the final nod lay with the L-G's office while the elected state governments would have to operate within the framework laid out. The Constitution, it argued, could not give the L-G powers to "stultify daily governance by sitting over files". Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said there was no room is the Constitution for absolutism and a balance must be struck to achieve the goals of cooperative ... Read More »

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

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In an upcoming July 16 summit, President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sit with Russia's Vladimir Putin for a one-on-one meeting before allowing other aides to join them. The senators then met with representatives of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament. Relations have been marred by multiple contentious issues, including the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and some in the USA accusing Russian Federation of meddling in their presidential elections. Read More »