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China ‘expresses regret’ over USA withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council China ‘expresses regret’ over USA withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
- June 20, 2018

But on this one it's hard to disagree with the truculent Trump, the Human Rights Council's about as ineffective as the amorphous, cumbersome, ambulance at the bottom of the cliff (even if on many occasions it's out of fuel) United Nations itself. (more...)
Tropical showers in the forecast Tropical showers in the forecast
- June 20, 2018

Showers and storms are ongoing and have been through the overnight to our south and east, with activity trying to get going locally as well. Rain is not a guarantee for everyone due to the scattered nature of the storms, but rain chances both Monday and Tuesday will be around 40%, which is the highest we have seen over the last week. (more...)
Trump says will sign executive order to avoid family separations Trump says will sign executive order to avoid family separations
- June 20, 2018

Juan Vargas, a Democrat from southern California, shouted as Trump exited the meeting. Republican lawmakers emerged from the 45-minute huddle energized that Trump was giving his backing to legislation that House leaders expect to bring to a vote this week. (more...)
Stephen Miller Says ‘Simple’ Decision To Separate Parents From Kids Stephen Miller Says ‘Simple’ Decision To Separate Parents From Kids
- June 20, 2018

The weekend story in question traces the genesis of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance", specifically how the president came to adopt the separation of immigrant children from their parents as policy. The newspaper said it agreed not to use the audio because ground rules for how Miller's interview would be used were not clearly established. In a statement to Business Insider, The Times said the producers of The Daily decided they wanted to use the audio from the Miller interview ... (more...)
Trump defends separating families at US border, ‘politically correct or not’
- June 20, 2018

Members emerged from the evening meeting with a range of opinions about what Trump would support. Many presidents have used the detention of migrants as a tool to enforce immigration law. Several White House aides, led by adviser Stephen Miller, have encouraged the president to make immigration a defining issue for the midterms. As Vox reports , that included about two weeks when the zero-tolerance policy was not in full effect. (more...)
Peter Strzok, FBI official removed from Mueller probe, escorted from building Peter Strzok, FBI official removed from Mueller probe, escorted from building
- June 20, 2018

No he won't. We'll stop it. "We can't survive with a justice system we don't trust", said Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Washington D.C. [United States], June 18 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump , yet again has taken aim at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). (more...)
Gaza militants fire rockets, Israel responds with airstrikes Gaza militants fire rockets, Israel responds with airstrikes
- June 20, 2018

It said seven projectiles were intercepted, at least three fell short inside Gaza and that it was not immediately able to account for the others. Read the full story . Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade of the strip, citing security reasons, which has caused an economic crisis and collapse in living standards there over the past decade. (more...)
Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast: Israeli army Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast: Israeli army
- June 20, 2018

The group also accused Israel of justifying its use of excessive force against Palestinian activists. On Monday, CNN witnessed charred fields, blackened trees and remnants of kites in Kissufim, on the Israeli side of the fence with Gaza. (more...)
President Trump doubles down on immigration amid backlash
- June 20, 2018

Zero tolerance is the worst of flawed thinking that advocates one-size-fits-all politics. But Trump touched on many topics during the meeting, including his historic meeting with the North Korean Kim Jong Un. But no law mandates that parents must be separated from their children at the border. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she had not heard the audio. (more...)
United Kingdom government backs upskirting ban after lawmaker blocks it United Kingdom government backs upskirting ban after lawmaker blocks it
- June 20, 2018

Campaigners have hailed Government plans to ban upskirting as a "great day" for all "right-thinking individuals". "She said the measure is one the government supports and has received extensive support both in and outside of parliament , so she was pleased to confirm we will adopt this as a government Bill". (more...)
Giuliani doubts Trump knew about Roger Stone's meeting with Russian Giuliani doubts Trump knew about Roger Stone's meeting with Russian
- June 20, 2018

Stone and Trump campaign communications official Michael Caputo claimed to the Washington Post to have been set-up by a Russian national who told them he was an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant. Schiff said he had similar concerns about Caputo's testimony, which he said also omitted mention of this interaction with a Russian national offering dirt on Clinton, something Schiff said could not plausibly have escaped his recollection. (more...)
Trump administration wants Congress to fix immigration loophole, White House says
- June 20, 2018

Trump, whose promise to crack down on illegal immigration was a major theme of his 2016 campaign and one he has carried into his presidency, has responded sharply to critics. The Trump administration insists the family separations are required under the law. "It should do so now". The second, more conservative bill , is much more onerous for immigrants who want to stay legally in the U.S. (more...)
Half of Aquarius migrants will 'seek asylum in France' Half of Aquarius migrants will 'seek asylum in France'
- June 20, 2018

Fifty-six per cent of respondents said they backed the government, while 42 per cent said it should have offered to let the ship dock, according to the OpinionWay poll. The Spanish coast guard said it rescued over 1,400 migrants between Friday and Sunday who were trying to reach Spain, the third busiest gateway for migrants into Europe after Italy and Greece. (more...)
No extension of Afghan ceasefire: Taliban No extension of Afghan ceasefire: Taliban
- June 20, 2018

Mujahid also said the group banned its fighters from attending public gatherings, going into cities, and meeting with the Afghan public, as well as officials and security forces, during the cease-fire. Before the Taliban's cease-fire had even started, analysts had expressed cautious optimism that the truces, if successful, could help build trust between the government and the Taliban and lay the groundwork for peace talks. (more...)
Maddow breaks down on-air while describing 'tender age' migrant shelters Maddow breaks down on-air while describing 'tender age' migrant shelters
- June 20, 2018

She went on to continue by saying, "to at least three", but had to stop once again due to becoming overly emotional. She ended her show with "I think I'm going to hand this off". The "tender age" facilities reportedly house children with special needs and those younger than 13. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow found herself unable to finish her show Tuesday night as she broke into tears reading a story about President Donald Trump's administration detaining babies and toddlers. (more...)
Hogan Pulling Maryland National Guard From U.S. Border
- June 20, 2018

The opposition Democratic party leadership and rights activists have intensified their attack on Trump over his controversial immigration policy of separating children from their parents who illegally enter the US. But similar images of children sleeping on the ground exist now. If adults have been held in detention for longer periods, children typically have been released to a relative or sponsor - and they still can be, although fingerprinting is expected to deter relatives whose status is ... (more...)
Sessions: Build a Wall to End 'Terrible Choice' of Separating Families Sessions: Build a Wall to End 'Terrible Choice' of Separating Families
- June 20, 2018

He addressed the controversial zero-tolerance policy, saying the USA will not encourage people to come to the country illegally by releasing them into the country. We're taking care of these children", Sessions told Fox News host Laura Ingraham . Attorneys general from 21 states also sent a letter to the Justice Department on Tuesday calling on it to end the "zero tolerance" policy , writing that they are concerned the policy violated childrens' civil rights. (more...)
Ted Cruz to Introduce Bill to End Family Separation Ted Cruz to Introduce Bill to End Family Separation
- June 20, 2018

Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, spent part of the weekend demonstrating near a tent city in Tornillo, outside of El Paso. Both candidates taped interviews with KERA's statewide program "Think" on June 7. This must stop. Now. He called for an end to the family separation and says he plans to introduce legislation with this goal in mind. "Repeatedly, I have visited detention facilities tragically housing young children". (more...)
White House: We won't stop separating migrant kids from parents White House: We won't stop separating migrant kids from parents
- June 20, 2018

But let's look at President Donald Trump . Since the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy was debuted over a month ago, the number of people in detention centers has risen and backlogs have built up in courts. Both Republican bills under discussion, which have been blasted by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, would fund the border wall and reduce legal migration, in part by denying visas for some relatives of U.S. (more...)
May faces another Brexit showdown with Tory rebels after heavy Lords defeat May faces another Brexit showdown with Tory rebels after heavy Lords defeat
- June 20, 2018

They backed, by 354 votes to 235, an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill created to strengthen the terms of the "meaningful vote" that Theresa May has promised to give Parliament. Mr Grieve said MPs should be able to "sensibly" express their views if there was no exit deal agreed with the EU. If the United Kingdom looked like leaving the European Union without a deal, he said it would be a moment of "national crisis". (more...)
Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Mother Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Girl with Down Syndrome Separated from Mother
- June 20, 2018

Anna Kendrick was short with her response, calling Lewandowski a "piece of sh*t" and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn said, "This is who Trump has sticking up for him, and how". The story Petkanas was referring to involved a young girl with Down syndrome who was held in a detention facility away from her family in McAllen, Texas, despite her father being a legal USA resident. (more...)
BJP pulls out of J-K govt, ends alliance with PDP BJP pulls out of J-K govt, ends alliance with PDP
- June 20, 2018

BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta told reporters in Delhi that he and his ministerial colleagues have submitted their resignations to the governor as well as to the chief minister. BJP Chief Amit Shah had called in for an urgent meeting with J&K's BJP members and according to the reports CM Mufti is likely to resign from her post reports dnaindia. (more...)
Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup
- June 20, 2018

Disgraced former Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: FIFA's President Sepp Blatter shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. (more...)
Asian shares fall as U.S.-China trade spat escalates Asian shares fall as U.S.-China trade spat escalates
- June 20, 2018

Beijing will impose an additional 25% tariff starting from July 6 on 545 products from the United States including soybeans, electric cars, orange juice, whiskey, lobsters, salmon and cigars, according to the Ministry of Finance. The Senate minority leader said he urged Trump to hit China with the penalties because the United States would eventually prevail in any trade war. (more...)
North American stocks fall amid U.S.-China tariff threats, loonie lower North American stocks fall amid U.S.-China tariff threats, loonie lower
- June 20, 2018

The president said the only acceptable result for his administration is a significant reduction in the trade deficit and balanced fair trade between both countries. Trump has angered Canada with his protectionist rhetoric, and has threatened to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in favor of a new bilateral trade deal. (more...)
Dreamworld ride had other ‘incidents’, inquest told Dreamworld ride had other ‘incidents’, inquest told
- June 20, 2018

But at 2:30pm a pump failed again causing a drop in the amount of water, which in turned caused the raft to become caught on rails. However, a memo had been sent to Dreamworld staff days before the tragedy warning the emergency stop button was not to be pressed unless there were certain specific circumstances. (more...)
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...)

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