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Off-duty deputy arrested on charge involving sexual assault of a child Off-duty deputy arrested on charge involving sexual assault of a child
- June 20, 2018

Salazar said Nunez is a 10 year veteran of BCSO who was assigned to the annex jail. Investigators believe there may be additional victims who are also related to Nunez, Salazar said . I don't know that he was purposely targeting the undocumented community. "That's always a concern in the undocumented community", he said. It was " another heartbreaking aspect to this case", he said. (more...)
Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments Marijuana bill goes back to Senate after House rejects 13 amendments
- June 20, 2018

He said the federal government received valuable advice from Colorado and other US states that have legalized recreational marijuana. While production of cannabis is regulated by the federal government, provinces and cities have more powers over retail sales either through private or government-owned stores. (more...)
9-0 ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court 9-0 ruling masks deep division on gerrymandering at Supreme Court
- June 20, 2018

In the election held after the new district maps were adopted, Republican candidates won 48.6 percent of the statewide vote but captured a 60-to-39 seat advantage in the State Assembly. He added that if the reconfigured district "would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican, yes, this was clearly my intent". Meanwhile, the Supreme Court could decide soon to take up a new redistricting case from North Carolina that seemingly addresses some of the high court's concerns. (more...)
'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation
- June 20, 2018

Trump claimed there are only two options to deal with the situation: "totally open borders or criminal prosecution". Trump said his administration was hiring "thousands and thousands" of immigration judges, that the U.S. She said family separation is a "heartbreaking.issue that could be changed in a moment by the president of the United States". Since children can not be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them. (more...)
Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy
- June 20, 2018

Administration officials have defended the tactic as necessary to secure the border and suggested it would act as a deterrent to illegal immigration - which Trump has long made a key goal of his presidency. Expanded facilities could be key, as migrant children separated from their parents are now housed by a different department, Health and Human Services. (more...)
USA leaves ‘hypocritical’ UN Human Rights Council, citing China and Israel USA leaves ‘hypocritical’ UN Human Rights Council, citing China and Israel
- June 20, 2018

Haley said the withdrawal "is not a retreat from our human rights commitments". We have no doubt that there was once a noble vision for this council. And the administration's policy has attracted sharp rebuke from the United Nations high commissioner on human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein. The United Nations could update its black list of companies doing business in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights by September, a top human rights official said. (more...)
Macedonia deal signed, protests in Skopje - English Macedonia deal signed, protests in Skopje - English
- June 20, 2018

Clashes erupted that left Greek police and 12 people injured. "Our two countries have to turn from the past and look to the future", Zaev said. Macedonia constitutes the north-western third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia, which also includes parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Albania. (more...)
China says will 'fight back firmly' if USA publishes additional tariffs China says will 'fight back firmly' if USA publishes additional tariffs
- June 20, 2018

Technology companies such as Apple have complained about infringement of their innovations while increasingly depending on foreign labor to manufacture their products, issues the USA has worked unevenly with China to resolve. It injected another 200 billion yuan (US$31 billion) into the economy via its medium-term lending facility on Tuesday, pushing its net injections so far in June to the most in any month since December 2016. (more...)
Pentagon suspends planning for military drills with S.Korea in August Pentagon suspends planning for military drills with S.Korea in August
- June 20, 2018

According to VOA , last year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian went on for 11 days in August and involved about 17,500 USA troops. "The United States military has suspended all planning for this August's defensive "wargame", she said , adding that no decisions have been made over subsequent military exercises. (more...)
Donald Trump orders Pentagon to create United States 'space force' Donald Trump orders Pentagon to create United States 'space force'
- June 20, 2018

If that means equal in cost, that's huge. Neither of those proposals, however, is quite the same as the creation of a standalone Space Force military service, an idea Trump first proposed in March . "Thankfully the president can't do without Congress because now is NOT the time to rip the Air Force apart". Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford responded "we got it" to Trump when he made the announcement Monday morning. (more...)
Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London Police investigating 'minor explosion' at Southgate Tube station in London
- June 20, 2018

People in the area are reportedly being told to stay indoors as officers work to determine the nature of the item. As police's investigations continue, parts of the Piccadilly line have been closed while trains are now not stopping at Southgate due to concerns following the incident. (more...)
United States expected to withdraw from UN human rights council
- June 19, 2018

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the organization would not comment until after the formal announcement: "We will wait to hear the details of that decision before commenting fully". It also wanted more strict guidelines for membership, as well as the ability to kick out countries with a record of human rights violations. "In that situation, the US would be able to speak out on rights abuses, but not to vote", the AP observed. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation Jeff Sessions Says Immigration Laws & Border Wall Will End Family Separation
- June 19, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday rejected growing criticism comparing the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border to the practices of Nazi Germany as a "real exaggeration". Meanwhile, their children are taken away to separate holding facilities, to be reunited sometime later. It came at the start of his address, as President Donald Trump's chief law enforcement officer accepted the association's lifetime achievement award. (more...)
Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries
- June 19, 2018

More than 70 percent of imports to all of Yemen pass through the docks of the Hodeida port. Saudi-led forces started the attack to pressure the Houthis to negotiate and are "moving methodically" to avoid being pulled "into an ugly fight in civilian areas", the U.A.E.'s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, said in a press conference on Monday. (more...)
Trump is said ready to pull U.S. from UN's Human Rights Council Trump is said ready to pull U.S. from UN's Human Rights Council
- June 19, 2018

Despite the criticism, he said "I stress that that does not mean that we in the United Kingdom are blind to the value of this council". The body, set up in 2006, has a permanent standing agenda item - Agenda Item 7 - on suspected violations committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories that Washington wants removed. (more...)
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
- June 19, 2018

According to the Associated Press , a fifth passenger died after arriving at the hospital. Around 80 people pleaded guilty to immigration charges on Monday, including some who asked the court what was going to happen to their sons and daughters - to which the judge replied that he did not know. (more...)
Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal
- June 19, 2018

In a joint appearance with FYROM premier Zoran Zaev, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described the agreement as "patriotic and mutually beneficial", and stressed the importance of safeguarding it. Zaev said: "Today, we have put an end to long-standing differences" between the two countries, which raises "walls and cast shadows on our neighborly relations". (more...)
UK Official Shreds UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias UK Official Shreds UN Human Rights Council Over Anti-Israel Bias
- June 19, 2018

Haley has been the driving force behind the move, which would be unprecedented in the 12-year history of the council. Libya was kicked out seven years ago. During the first six years the United States was a member, resolutions critical of Israel dropped to one-fifth. Peace proposals that ignore "the resolutions of the Arab summits, resolutions of the UN Security Council, and global legitimacy, primarily the approval of the Palestinian people and the president's signature, will be doomed to ... (more...)
Israel Targets Rights Groups by Outlawing Filming of Soldiers Israel Targets Rights Groups by Outlawing Filming of Soldiers
- June 19, 2018

Today, the IDF air force attacked the observation post of Hamas, near which was organized by the point of launch of the bomb balloons and kites to Israel. Damage has been estimated so far at about 1,235 acres of wheat, avocado orchards, jojoba and agricultural equipment, at a cost of about £1.5 ($2 million). (more...)
Father's Day Photo Shoot Celebrates Every Day Moments Between Dads & Kids Father's Day Photo Shoot Celebrates Every Day Moments Between Dads & Kids
- June 19, 2018

Thank you for being a best dad for me. "They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!.fathers are the irreplaceable guardians and mediators of faith through their goodness, justice, and protection". I am truly grateful to have you in my life. Lucky dads also get boxes of candies to celebrate the occasion. "Just to sit there and color with a child on the floor of the living room means more to them than a dollar ever will". (more...)
Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government
- June 19, 2018

Calling the confiscation of the vital cannabis oil used to stop Billy's seizures by United Kingdom border officials to comply with United Kingdom drug laws as " inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date ", Hague advocated a far-reaching review of policy regarding cannabis, saying " official intransigence is now at odds with common sense ". (more...)
Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately
- June 19, 2018

June 18, 2018. "You look at what's happening in Europe, you look at what's happening in other places - we can't allow that to happen to the United States, not on my watch", Mr Trump said at the White House while announcing an unrelated policy. (more...)
Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm Senate backs bill blocking deal with Chinese telecom firm
- June 19, 2018

The decision by President Trump and the Department of Commerce to lift ZTE's ban on importing us components drew plenty of criticism, but it seemed to mark the end of the ongoing ZTE drama. The company quickly announced that it was halting operations. Earlier this month the Trump administration gave ZTE a lifeline by easing the sanctions in exchange for a further $1.4 billion penalty. (more...)
Trump to huddle with Republicans during crucial week on immigration Trump to huddle with Republicans during crucial week on immigration
- June 19, 2018

Reuters could not independently verify its authenticity. According to ProPublica , the clip was obtained from prominent civil rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury who was given the audio by an unidentified individual who recorded the children in a detention centre. (more...)
Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy
- June 19, 2018

Critics used that reference to highlight what they described as the callous nature of a policy that splits up families seeking refuge in the US. "You play a critical part in fulfilling these goals, and I thank you for your continued efforts in seeing to it that our laws-and as a result, our nation-are respected", Sessions said in the memo. (more...)
Indonesian woman swallowed whole by python Indonesian woman swallowed whole by python
- June 19, 2018

She probably didn't die inside the snake: A reticulated python secures its prey with a bite, then wraps its body around the victim, squeezing down until the victim can not breathe, before consuming, according to The Associated Press . She found only Tiba's footprints, her flashlight, her machete and slippers. The villagers killed the snake and cut it open with a machete. The villagers cut open the 23ft-long creature and found Ms Tiba's body was intact after she had been swallowed head first. (more...)
Dozens missing after ferry sinking at Indonesia's Lake Toba Dozens missing after ferry sinking at Indonesia's Lake Toba
- June 19, 2018

Officials are relying on reports from the families of victims and survivors to estimate the number of victims. Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination promoted by the government, fills the caldera of a giant dormant volcano and is the largest lake in Indonesia and one of the deepest in the world. (more...)
Whistleblower Releases Audio of Crying Kids at Border Facility: The Rundown Whistleblower Releases Audio of Crying Kids at Border Facility: The Rundown
- June 19, 2018

Advocacy groups have said the problem arises from a politically-loaded zero-tolerance policy that is being enforced by the present administration. She wrote: "I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our worldwide boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel". (more...)
Woman Yells 'Allahu Akbar!' and Stabs 2 in French Riviera Woman Yells 'Allahu Akbar!' and Stabs 2 in French Riviera
- June 19, 2018

The most serious incident of this kind involving box cutters was of course the September 11th attack in 2001, which saw four groups of migrants hijack domestic airliners in the United States and crash three into the World Trade Center and Pentagon building, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring over 6,000. (more...)
South Korea, US to suspend military drills South Korea, US to suspend military drills
- June 19, 2018

In this photo provided by the South Korea Culture And Sports Ministry, North Korean head delegate Won Kil U, right, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Jeon Choong-ryul as he arrives to hold a meeting at the southern side of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, North Korea , Monday, June 18, 2018. (more...)

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