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Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

Border Separations Ripple Through Midterm Campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:55 AM CDT

FBI: Agency Won't Repeat Clinton Email Probe Mistakes

FBI: Agency Won't Repeat Clinton Email Probe Mistakes

United States senators grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill, questioning the findings from the Justice Department inspector general's scathing report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 06:29 AM CDT

Ex-Inspector to Review Illinois House Amid Harassment Claims

Ex-Inspector to Review Illinois House Amid Harassment Claims

A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 05:45 AM CDT

Kansas' Voter Citizenship Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

Kansas' Voter Citizenship Law Is Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implicatio...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 04:01 AM CDT

Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

The Department of Homeland Security was discussing separating migrant children from their mothers in the earliest days of the Trump administration, NBC News reported. Obtained by MSNBC, notes from a closed-door...

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'Papá!' Audio of Migrant Children at Border Stokes Rage

'Papá!' Audio of Migrant Children at Border Stokes Rage

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 07:03 AM CDT

Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

Trump Defiant Despite Rising Outrage Over Border Separations

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents....

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:08 AM CDT

US, S. Korea Suspend Military Drills Amid Talks With Kim

US, S. Korea Suspend Military Drills Amid Talks With Kim

South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the United States on a decision to call off a major military drill, one week after President Donald Trump's surprise announcement that he would suspend...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 05:43 PM CDT

DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

DHS Secretary Defends Practice of Separating Families at Border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the practice of separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that her department is merely following laws. Speaking at a White House briefing...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 02:31 PM CDT

Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Curbing Partisan Districts

Supreme Court Leaves Door Open to Curbing Partisan Districts

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now, declining to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for...

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