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Melania Trump Visits US-Mexico Border Again

Melania Trump Visits US-Mexico Border Again

East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham said the first lady's goal is to "learn and educate herself" about issues at the border, first hand, from those on the front lines and thank them for the sometimes unsafe work they do. She later travelled to Phoenix , where she visited a complex that is housing dozens of migrant children separated from their parents. "We're working with Congress, hopefully, to provide more resources and the ability to actually enforce the law", she said. Read More

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What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary upset mean for Democrats?

What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary upset mean for Democrats?

Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock'87), associate provost and dean of students, recalls meeting Ocasio-Cortez-"I knew her as Sandy"-when another student brought her to one of his weekly Coffee & Conversation forums". In a Reddit forum previous year she described driving across the country with friends after the election. "And you know, in certain seats where it's appropriate, I think that a new leaf could actually mean a lot of opportunity for the party and future". Read More

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House to vote on closely watched immigration bills

House to vote on closely watched immigration bills

In addition to ending family separations , the compromise addresses Trump's goals of boosting border security including funding for his wall, limiting so-called "chain migration", ending the visa lottery program and providing legal protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Read More

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Homeland Security chief slams 'irresponsible' reports on separation of migrant families

Homeland Security chief slams 'irresponsible' reports on separation of migrant families

Nielsen joins the growing chorus of administration officials who have been put on the defensive over the policy amid political pressure to abandon it altogether and find a permanent fix to the country's immigration problems. "If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law". "If you smuggle aliens. we will prosecute you". Read More

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China to impose additional tariffs on U.S. imports

China to impose additional tariffs on U.S. imports

Trump, whose hardline stance on trade has seen him wrangle with allies, said in a statement that a 25 percent tariff would be imposed on a list of strategically important imports from China. China's interest in USA lobster has grown exponentially in recent years, and selling to China has become a major focus of the lobster industry. The US president yesterday unveiled the 25 per cent tariffs, created to combat what he says is China's theft of America's intellectual property. Read More

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President Trump Responds to IG Report [with comment by Paul]

President Trump Responds to IG Report [with comment by Paul]

Ron Kaufman, a Quincy native who served as policy director in former President George H.W. Bush's White House, noting that President Trump has been heavily criticized for firing Comey, said the report "vindicates the president - Mr. Right?!" Strzok responded: "No. Trump's allies and former lawyers have warned him against doing an interview, fearing he could put himself in legal jeopardy by making false statements. Read More

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Trump distances self from Michael Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

Trump distances self from Michael Cohen as raided docs are analyzed

Barbara Jones, the retired judge who was named special master in the case, cited the "substantial progress and diligent effort" by lawyers for Cohen, Trump and the president's company, the Trump Organization, in reviewing the documents. Brent Blakely, an attorney for Cohen, argues in court documents filed in Los Angeles that Avenatti has tainted the case with a "publicity tour" that included over 100 television interviews in the last three months and that he's "mainly driven by his seemingly ... Read More

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Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation

Driving winds fan Colorado wildfire, 2,000 homes under evacuation

The Buffalo fire is burning in an area of unincorporated Summit County near the Wildernest and Mesa Cortina subdivisions - where residents of about 1,400 units were ordered to flee immediately. A 32-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 550, which has served as a buffer for homes on the eastern edge of the fire, was closed, officials said. Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says additional firefighting resources were being requested Monday. Read More

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Trudeau’s criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

Trudeau’s criticism will cost Canada ‘a lot of money’

At the summit's conclusion on Saturday, Trudeau reiterated that Ottawa was prepared to retaliate against the new tariffs if the United States did not back down, and said Canadians " would not be pushed around ". Earlier today, Trudeau cheered Trump's bid to broker a deal to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, but he stayed mum on the US administration's persistent trash talk. Read More

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