• Melania back on US-Mexico border region, visits immigration center
Melania back on US-Mexico border region, visits immigration center

Melania Trump's fashion-model poise and heavily-accented English make her unique among first ladies in history. Melania Trump made a surprise visit last week to a shelter for migrant, but a not-so-hidden message is what really made headlines.

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  • Republican-leadership backed immigration bill goes down in flames
Republican-leadership backed immigration bill goes down in flames

The House overwhelmingly rejected a Republican compromise bill on immigration Wednesday - only 121 Republicans backed it, compared to 193 for an earlier, more hard-line measure. "Unfortunately, many who voted against the bill ... were more concerned with politics than people and policy", Love said in a statement. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., one of ...

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  • Fresh accident on Otedola bridge
Fresh accident on Otedola bridge

The fire had spread to the vehicles caught up in the usual evening traffic on the bridge. According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles also got burnt. Efforts are now on going to contain the raging fire while all the emergency responders are on the ground to manage the huge disaster scene.

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  • 575 arrests in Capitol Hill protest against zero-tolerance policy
575 arrests in Capitol Hill protest against zero-tolerance policy

On Saturday, thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Lafayette Square in a protest calling for the end of family detentions and the return of the at least 2,500 children who were separated from their parents at the southern border.

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  • Several dead in newsroom shooting in U.S. state
Several dead in newsroom shooting in U.S. state

Trump said in a tweet that he was briefed on the shooting at The Capital Gazette before departing Wisconsin. Steve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, told CNN the suspect was found by officers underneath a desk. Davis said a single shooter "shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead ". The Capital Gazette is...

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  • Migration on agenda at European Union summit in Brussels
Migration on agenda at European Union summit in Brussels

If that fails, he vowed to order border police to turn back migrants, which means many will likely have to return to Italy. "These boats can forget about reaching Italy, I want to stop the business of trafficking and mafia". The Alexander Maersk changed course after picking up a distress call Friday, a spokesman for Maersk Line said, without sp...

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  • Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan
Turks vote for president, parliament in crucial test for Erdogan

After casting his ballot in his jail in the northwestern region of Edirne, Demirtas wrote on Twitter: "I wish that everyone uses their vote for the sake of the future and democracy of the country". "If Erdogan wins, your phones will continue to be listened to". Ince further stressed that he would lift Turkey's state of emergency which has been in...

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  • Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases
Macron proposes migrant centers in Europe to assess cases

The group also tweeted that it had carried out another rescue overnight, though details of how many migrants were accepted- and by which ship - have yet to be released. The centers would be created in accordance with guidelines from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, Macron said. According to the Italian media the national coastguard sent a message...

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  • Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends
Saudi women are now driving as longstanding ban ends

Ever since the announcement of the ban reversal, Saudi Arabia had changes when it comes to its automotive market. The Kingdom earlier this month began issuing driving licenses to women, with some swapping their foreign license for Saudi ones after undergoing a practical test.

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  • Trump Approves Suspension Order of Separating Families
Trump Approves Suspension Order of Separating Families

According to an inside account of the president's retreat reported by the Washington Post, the president surprised aides - some of whom had gone out and aggressively defended the policy following their boss's lead - by asking them on Wednesday morning to prepare a draft executive order to end the controversial policy.

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  • The Supreme Court Isn’t Done With Gerrymandering Yet
The Supreme Court Isn’t Done With Gerrymandering Yet

Instead, Chief Justice John Roberts sent the question back to the lower courts to allow for further consideration. Whitford , the justices held unanimously that the plaintiffs had failed to show that their individual votes had been impaired.

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  • Infuriating Moments From the White House Briefing on Family Separation
Infuriating Moments From the White House Briefing on Family Separation

Until Wednesday, the president, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials had repeatedly argued the only way to end the practice was for Congress to pass new legislation, while Democrats said he could do it with his signature alone.

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  • Catholic priest slaps baby then grabs its face during Christening
Catholic priest slaps baby then grabs its face during Christening

In the video, the priest can be seen making a shape of the cross over the baby's body before he begins to cry. The child's relatives still appear to be smiling as the priest brings the baby's head towards his, but the baby reacts badly and flails its right arm towards the woman.

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  • Melania Trump visits detention centre as immigration vote looms
Melania Trump visits detention centre as immigration vote looms

We are also going to count on Congress, obviously, but we are signing an executive order in a little while. The Department of Justice on Thursday asked a federal judge to change the rules governing the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain children in the same facilities as their parents.

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  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to girl
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to girl

Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto gave birth while she was prime minister in 1990. The Prime Minister's Office is on the ninth floor of the Beehive, where her staff will remain. Ms Ardern arrived at hospital with her partner on Thursday. Less than 24 hours into her new role as Labour leader, Ardern was asked twice about whether she had plans to have...

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  • What's next for children already separated from their families?
What's next for children already separated from their families?

Even though Trump has acted unilaterally to stem the family separations, lawmakers still prefer a legislative fix. In April, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions adopted a "zero tolerance " approach to illegal border crossings at the US-Mexico border.

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  • US House to vote Thursday on bill to end family separations: Ryan
US House to vote Thursday on bill to end family separations: Ryan

Senate Republicans, fearing Trump's action will not withstand a legal challenge and eager to go on record opposing the administration's policy, have unveiled their own legislation to keep detained immigrant families together. Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. Trump visited the Capitol on Tuesday to discuss immigration, an...

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  • Trump signs executive order to reverse his immigration policy
Trump signs executive order to reverse his immigration policy

The vast majority of children involved are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Still, Trump, a voracious watcher of cable news who is especially attuned to the power of images, appeared to acknowledge later Tuesday that the optics could be doing damage.

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  • Thousands celebrate solstice at Stonehenge
Thousands celebrate solstice at Stonehenge

Thousands have watched the sun glint over the horizon at Stonehenge , celebrating the summer solstice at the Neolithic stone circle. The solstice will happen at 6:07 a.m. The Druid and Pagan community perform rituals and celebrations at the summer and winter solstices. Up to 25,000 people were expected to attend the overnight celebration o...

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  • Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis
Canadian MPs vote to legalise cannabis

The government is accepting most, but not all, of the Senate's over 40 proposed amendments to Bill C-45. Harder noted that the bill already allows provinces to limit home cultivation to just one plant, if they choose. That timeline was pushed back after the Senate requested more time to review Bill C-45. We'll see the end of criminalisation and...

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  • New Republican plan would hold children in detention longer - with their parents
New Republican plan would hold children in detention longer - with their parents

Cabrera also told CNN about a 9-year-old boy who died of heat stroke last year "with no family around and that's because we're allowing people to take advantage of this system". Her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN on Sunday that "Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle c...

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  • China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms
China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms

Even if the USA duties reach the full $150 billion, they estimated it would shave well under a half-percentage point off China's annual growth rate, which could be offset by fiscal and monetary policy actions. It was also unclear when the tariffs would take effect. The list of 1,102 products issued Friday includes 818 remaining from a tentative l...

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  • Ramadaan truce sees Taliban militants pose for selfies in Kabul
Ramadaan truce sees Taliban militants pose for selfies in Kabul

Their refusal to extend the three day hold on fighting comes as Taliban fighters were seen hugging and taking selfies with Afghan security forces and civilians as they all celebrated Eid. Mullah Fazlullah was allegedly killed in a strike on June 13 in the Dangam district of Kunar province in Afghanistan. An Afghan official says the death toll f...

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  • Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions
Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

Led by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, 21 top state prosecutors from California to MA sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, calling the policy inhumane and draconian.

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  • Four people wounded in Malmö shooting
Four people wounded in Malmö shooting

The motive for the shooting is unknown, police said, and there is no indication it was terror-related. Police are now investigating the attack. Police said they had no suspects in Monday's shooting and called for any witnesses to come forward.

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  • Focus on Harry Kane - England's captain and match-winner
Focus on Harry Kane - England's captain and match-winner

Belgium went top of the group earlier on with a 3-0 win over Panama - so it was down to Gareth Southgate's men to make a statement. Kyle Walker gave away a soft penalty but Harry Kane's late header meant England win 2-1 against Tunisia .

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  • Kim Jong Un begins two-day visit to China following denuclearisation summit
Kim Jong Un begins two-day visit to China following denuclearisation summit

Last November, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said , "A lot of countries like to talk about this idea of a freeze for freeze, but that's just not going to work..." Those priorities, from China's perspective, would be to ensure that Beijing is included in any peace treaty talks and for creating an environment on the Korean Penin...

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  • United States will not be a migrant camp: Trump on family separation row
United States will not be a migrant camp: Trump on family separation row

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, speaking to reporters during a tour of San Diego immigration detention facilities with Rep. Juan Vargas and other House Democrats, said family separation is a "heartbreaking, barbarian issue that could be changed in a moment by the president of the United States rescinding his action".

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  • Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian- Americans Treated Unfairly
Harvard Accused Of 'Racial Balancing': Lawsuit Says Asian- Americans Treated Unfairly

It said that in 2013, a Harvard research division found that, over the course of a decade, Asian American admission rates were lower than those for whites annually even though whites only outperformed Asian American applicants on a subjective rating of a student's personality.

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  • Sarah Sanders pushes back on reports of her departure
Sarah Sanders pushes back on reports of her departure

Whether Trump says "you're fired" or a staffer finally gets fed up and quits, the administration has been unable to keep positions filled, if they've filled them at all. Even with a smaller than usual workforce, the Trump Administration's White House set a record in turnover rates, which now stands at 51 percent and President Donald Trump isn't e...

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  • Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Policy
Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Policy

The policy Trump has decried as " horrible and cruel " is something his own administration put forth - and something it has forcefully defended. Only the compromise measure offers a chance at citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children.

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  • Sanders says watchdog report 'reaffirmed the President's suspicions' of Comey
Sanders says watchdog report 'reaffirmed the President's suspicions' of Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in May of previous year. The inspector general's report said that exchange "is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects.

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  • 'Very Unfair!': Trump Slams 'Tough Sentence' for Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort
'Very Unfair!': Trump Slams 'Tough Sentence' for Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort

The witness said he hung up on Manafort and said he couldn't talk. She explained that she needed to keep him from contacting others. "Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time", Trump said. "But if he were to plead guilty to criminal charges connected to his earlier work as a lobbyist for a pro-Kremlin party in Ukraine, includi...

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  • Ghani confirms death of Pakistani Taliban leader
Ghani confirms death of Pakistani Taliban leader

The airstrike was conducted at about 9 a.m. local time on Thursday, Radmanish added. The statement did not name Fazlullah, but added that USA forces were continuing to "adhere to a ceasefire" which Kabul has entered into with the Afghan Taliban, the country's main insurgents, seemingly ruling out any targets from that group.

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  • Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2018
Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2018

Friday. A new month in the Islamic Calendar is decided based on sighting of the crescent - the new moon, on the 29th day of an ongoing month. The timing of Eid can vary from country to country and community to community, with some following the moonrise in Mecca, and others using local sightings.

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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

She notes that her husband is now being represented by a team of eight attorneys in the case being held in Travis County, Texas, with one of his lawyers being Wallace B. Trump said he wasn't anxious at all. 'Mr. Avenatti's actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity, ' it added. "I've always liked Michael".

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  • France Ready to Accept Migrants From Aquarius Ship Amid Standoff With Italy
France Ready to Accept Migrants From Aquarius Ship Amid Standoff With Italy

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch Friday? Muscat highlighted however that Malta was willing to help avoid humanitarian crises. It added that Italy was waiting for French to take action to "heal the situation that has been created". "We need to maintain dialogue", a source close to Macron said as the president visited the...

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  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies CBS News report she’s leaving the White House
Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies CBS News report she’s leaving the White House

Sanders has served as Trump's press secretary since July 2017. Sanders has been the White House press secretary for less than a year. Since then Sanders, has endured a barrage of press questions spanning issues and scandals such as Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, Trump's alleged Stormy Daniels affair, the North Korea crisis, ...

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  • Fires And Drought Close Forests In Colorado And New Mexico
Fires And Drought Close Forests In Colorado And New Mexico

Hot and dry conditions are helping fuel fast-moving wildfires blazing throughout the West. The 416 fire , just north of Durango, Colo., has forced residents of about 2,000 homes to evacuate since it started June 1. Authorities ordered the residents of 675 homes to evacuate after the fire burning north of Durango almost doubled in size overnight ...

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  • Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors
Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors

A judge had set a deadline of Friday for Cohen's legal team to finish its review of the seized documents. Without legal representation, it is likely that Mr. It turn's out Cohen for the most part handled business/development affairs and primarily operated as the Trump organizations "fixer". President Donald Trump was furious when it surface...

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