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Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 04:59 PM CDT

Family Separation at the Border, Explained

Family Separation at the Border, Explained

The “zero tolerance” policy separated 2,235 families at the U.S.-Mexico border from April 19 to June 9. Parents were detained separately and children sent to shelters. Now families may be detained together...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 01:22 PM CDT

Toddler Sobbing in Iconic Photo Was Not Separated From Mother

Toddler Sobbing in Iconic Photo Was Not Separated From Mother

The Honduran toddler in a pink jacket pictured sobbing at the U.S.-Mexico border was not separated from her mother when they were detained, as was widely assumed, a man who identified himself as her father told...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 05:32 PM CDT

Asylum Seeker Reunited With Son, 7, After Suing US

Asylum Seeker Reunited With Son, 7, After Suing US

A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated a month ago have been reunited after she sued in federal court and the Justice Department agreed to release the child.

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 06:21 PM CDT

Trump Tweet: GOP Should Stop Wasting Time on Immigration

Trump Tweet: GOP Should Stop Wasting Time on Immigration

Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it. It's...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 06:53 AM CDT

Locked-Up Immigrant Kids' Poetry: 'Life Has Been a Disaster'

Locked-Up Immigrant Kids' Poetry: 'Life Has Been a Disaster'

The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 02:38 PM CDT

Dems Seek Info About Virginia Facility After Abuse Claims

Dems Seek Info About Virginia Facility After Abuse Claims

Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 02:15 AM CDT

Muted Reaction by 'Pro-Family' Groups to Family Separations

Muted Reaction by 'Pro-Family' Groups to Family Separations

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:05 PM CDT

Separated Families Face Hurdles in Effort to Reunite

Separated Families Face Hurdles in Effort to Reunite

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday were still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800 children with their parents...

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 08:56 AM CDT

Brazilian Still Separated From Son: 'He Cried and Hugged Me'

Brazilian Still Separated From Son: 'He Cried and Hugged Me'

Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 04:57 PM CDT

Melania Trump Visits Border Amid Family Separation Crisis

Melania Trump Visits Border Amid Family Separation Crisis

Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday to get a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally...

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Migrant Detainees To Be Housed at 2 Bases in Texas: AP
Migrant Detainees To Be Housed at 2 Bases in Texas: AP

The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained migrants swept up in the federal government's crackdown on illegal immigration, several defense officials...

Body of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Found in Pond
Body of 6-Year-Old Boy With Autism Found in Pond

A 6-year-old boy with autism reported missing Sunday afternoon has been found deceased in a pond near his Kaufman County home.

Supreme Court Accepts Texas Voting Maps in Blow to Democrats
Supreme Court Accepts Texas Voting Maps in Blow to Democrats

The Supreme Court is upholding Texas' use of electoral districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.

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US Approves 1st Prescription Drug Made From Marijuana
US Approves 1st Prescription Drug Made From Marijuana

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalizat...

George W. Bush to Unveil Portraits of Winston Churchill
George W. Bush to Unveil Portraits of Winston Churchill

A former American president with a flair for art and painting will discuss an ex-British leader also known for his world influence and portraits.