Jake Monty, a former member of the president's National Hispanic Advisory Council, is deeply troubled by the administration's ongoing confinement of undocumented children.'Mean-spirited, misguided' »
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration’s controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats, while others in his administration threw up a variety of confusing, misleading and sometimes contradictory explanations and defenses. “Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?” the president tweeted. “Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country,” he continued.
The mystery of a seemingly bizarre “wolf-like” creature that was shot and killed in Montana last month has been solved: The animal was a wolf all along. In May, a rancher shot and killed the wolf on his property near the Montana town of Denton. Officials sent the carcass for further inspection to a lab in Bozeman, Montana.
Caitlyn Jenner’s model daughters got sentimental on Father’s Day. Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner on Sunday both posted sweet throwback pics on Instagram, along with holiday wishes. The siblings’ mother, Kris Jenner, posted a general Father’s Day greeting to all the “incredible” dads, but did not mention Caitlyn.
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A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store. The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m. A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store.
The school board in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday night voted to rename an elementary school after former President Barack Obama. J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, named after a Confederate general, will become Barack Obama Elementary School. The decision means that Richmond, the former capital of the Confederate States of America, will soon have a school honoring America’s first black president.
Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul. Duque, 41, polled 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro's 42 percent with almost all the votes counted, electoral authority figures showed. Tensions over the deal became apparent in the immediate aftermath of Duque's victory, after the president-elect lost no time in pledging "corrections" to the peace deal.
John Moore, a photographer who has been documenting migrants at the border for 10 years, captured the harrowing picture on June 12 in Rio Grande Valley. The little girl immediately started crying," the photographer told NPR on Sunday.
Could a volcanic eruption be the key to unlocking the mysterious geological history of Mars? Back in the 1960s, NASA's Mariner spacecraft discovered an extremely large and unusually soft rock formation. More than 3 billion years ago, extreme volcanic eruptions on Mars dropped the huge deposit near the Martian equator, according to the new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. WASHINGTON — It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., stopped speaking and looked up.
At least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV believed to be carrying undocumented immigrants crashed in southern Texas after being chased by Border Patrol agents. The driver was not seriously injured and taken into Homeland Security custody, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd told reporters.
TOP STORIES(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)EIGHT DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING THEIR BEST SHOT AGAINST FAMILY SEPARATIONS AT THE BORDER By speaking out and hoping their Republican colleagues pay attention. Trump could single-handedly
A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire in southwest Colorado, which has blackened more than 50 square miles (129 square kilometers) and is 25 percent contained, The Durango Herald reported Sunday. Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Emergency Management, said Bud provided the perfect amount of rain, helping firefighters increase containment.
One of the shooting victims was a 13-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference. At least two people opened fire around 2:45 a.m. at the annual Art All Night event in Trenton, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of New York City. The dead suspect was identified by police as Tahaij Wells, 33, and another suspect, Amir Armstrong, 23, was in police custody.
A Dunkin Donuts in Baltimore is under fire for posting a sign offering customers coupons for reporting employees shouting in foreign languages. General manager posted a sign asking customers to report employees not speaking English.
The South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that their major military exercise with the US planned for August has been suspended.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Gaza is close to the brink of war and expressed shock over the number of Palestinians killed and wounded by Israeli live fire during protests, in a report obtained by AFP on Monday. Guterres told the Security Council that he "unequivocally condemns the steps by all parties that have brought us to this dangerous and fragile place" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The report was sent to the council last week ahead of a meeting on Tuesday on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.
While her 5-year-old granddaughter slept inside, Dede Phillips told Inside Edition affiliate WGCL that the animal attacked her with barely any warning. The bobcat managed to badly bruise her body, inflict some seriously deep wounds and even break fingers on both her hands but when she got her hands around the animal's neck, Phillips didn't let go. While Phillips could breathe easy with the animal lifeless and her granddaughter safe, she wasn't out of the woods yet.
For some of President Trump’s supporters, his administration’s policy of separating children from their families when they illegally cross the U.S. border goes too far. According to the Department of Homeland Security, nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families at the border between April 19 and May 31. The separations are the result of the Trump administration’s decision to prosecute the adults as criminals, which requires the separations.
The U.S. Supreme Court took a pass on setting limits on extreme partisan gerrymandering on Monday, saying the plaintiffs in the case didn’t have standing to challenge Wisconsin’s statewide assembly map. The decision came in a case called Gill v. Whitford, which advocates had hoped would allow the court to clarify if partisan gerrymandering could be so egregious that it violated the U.S. Constitution. The court has never said partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional, leaving lawmakers from both political parties free to draw lines to their advantage.
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One cage had 20 children inside. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and resulting separation of families.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people. Strong shaking was felt but "all is calm," Guatemala's disaster agency said in a statement. A Reuters witness said tremors were not felt in the capital Guatemala City.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended her agency’s role at the U.S. border with Mexico on Sunday, saying there was no family separation policy. “This misreporting by members, press and advocacy groups must stop,” Nielsen wrote in a series of tweets Sunday evening. “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border,” she continued.
Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her second daughter, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, the monarch's seventh great-grandchild. Zara, who is married to former England rugby union captain Mike Tindall, gave birth to her second child, who weighed in at 9lb 3oz (4.2 kg), on Sunday at Stroud Maternity Unit in western England. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course, the palace said, adding that the queen, her husband Prince Philip and Zara's mother Princess Anne, the monarch's only daughter, were delighted with the news.