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Second Guatemalan child dies in United States government custody in a month

Second Guatemalan child dies in United States government custody in a month

Texan congressman Joaquin Castro called for a congressional investigation into the boy's death. The father and son were not identified, and the agency said it will release more details "as available and appropriate". Agents cleaned up the vomit but say the father refused further medical assistance. The children's deaths have highlighted the life-and-death challenges that migrants face in attempting to come to the U.S. Read More

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Trump to replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis early after foreign policy fallout

Trump to replace Defence Secretary Jim Mattis early after foreign policy fallout

Citing strong rifts with President Trump's foreign policy agenda and his treatment of historic US allies, Mattis announced on Thursday that he would be leaving his post in February. The departure of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in a week will thrust President Donald Trump's largely unknown choice for acting Pentagon chief into the military hot seat and shift attention to the search for a permanent replacement who will probably face sharp Capitol Hill questioning about the ... Read More

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'Very possible' U.S. shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director

'Very possible' U.S. shutdown could extend into new year, says budget director

A gate leading to public restrooms is locked at the Ellipse visitor centre near the National Christmas Tree that is now closed to the public due to the partial shutdown . House Republicans passed a spending bill that included an additional $5 billion for the wall last week, but the legislation is considered dead on arrival in the Senate where Democrats have said they would not support it. Read More

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White House: Trump Would Accept Less Money For Border Wall

White House: Trump Would Accept Less Money For Border Wall

A senior Trump administration official told reporters on a conference call that Democrats must accept physical barriers on the border as part of any deal. Trump canceled his holiday vacation to Florida due to the budget wrangling, and his wife Melania, who had already traveled to their Mar-a-Lago resort, was returning to Washington to spend the holidays with her husband. Read More

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Patrick Frazee, Fiancé Of Kelsey Berreth, Booked On Murder Charge | Crime Time

Patrick Frazee, Fiancé Of Kelsey Berreth, Booked On Murder Charge | Crime Time

Berreth, who shares a one-year-old daughter with Patrick Frazee , has been missing since Thanksgiving . Frazee's arraignment has yet to be set, May said. Officials were able to get the arrest warrant based on the interviews they conducted with Frazee. Frazee previously said he saw Berreth on Thanksgiving Day when she dropped off their 1-year-old daughter, according to authorities. Read More

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fractured ribs led to discovery of lung cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's fractured ribs led to discovery of lung cancer

A thoracic surgeon said the "nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation", the statement read , adding that now, there is "no evidence of any remaining disease". In 1999, she was treated for colorectal cancer; in 2009, it was pancreatic cancer and, now, lung cancer. In 2014, she underwent a procedure to have a stent implanted to open a blocked coronary artery. Read More

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Trump Insists ‘The Wall Will Pay for Itself on a Monthly Basis’

Trump Insists ‘The Wall Will Pay for Itself on a Monthly Basis’

One possibility Friday is that the Senate strips the border wall out of the bill but keeps the disaster funds and sends it back to the House. On Wednesday, there appeared to be bipartisan agreement to pass temporary spending bills keeping the government running at its current funding level through 8 February, which did not include the $5bn in federal funding Trump had demanded to build his long-promised border wall with Mexico . Read More

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Trump Celebrates Big Win: 'First Step' Passes With Strong Bipartisan Support

Trump Celebrates Big Win: 'First Step' Passes With Strong Bipartisan Support

The centerpiece of the bill directs the Justice Department to create a new risk assessment program in federal prisons, which hold fewer than 200,000 of the nation's 2 million prisoners. Every Democratic senator voted in favor of the bill, and Sen. It allows for more criminals to serve their sentences in halfway houses or under home confinement, and requires offenders to be jailed within 500 miles (800km) from their families. Read More

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Trump Signals He’s Ready to Back Down in Border Wall Fight

Trump Signals He’s Ready to Back Down in Border Wall Fight

Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) discusses how Congress is looking to avoid a partial government shutdown, as Democrats fight with President Trump over border wall funding. The Senate's top Republican and Democratic leaders began negotiating new proposals, and talks were expected to continue. Despite his willingness for a shutdown fight over border security prior to the midterm elections, Trump conceded to Republicans leaders House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch ... Read More

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May postpones Brexit deal vote

May postpones Brexit deal vote

May was due to make a statement in the Commons on Monday afternoon, arguing for her preferred way forward. Michael Gove has insisted Tuesday's crunch Commons vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal will take place as the prime minister made a final push for MPs' support in a test of authority she is nearly universally expected to lose heavily. Read More

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Protests 'a crisis' for France as 1700 arrests made

Protests 'a crisis' for France as 1700 arrests made

A ring of steel surrounded the Elysee Palace itself as police stationed trucks and reinforced steel barriers in streets throughout the entire neighborhood. "We are here to tell (Macron) our discontent", said protester Myriam Diaz. But foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today hit back by telling Mr Trump not to meddle in French politics. Read More

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