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The Turkish Army says its forces have begun patrolling the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney, deputy coalition commander, said on Twitter that patrols outside of Manbij "are meant to prevent clashes between forces operating in the area" and to ensure ongoing focus on defeating ISIS.
  • Russian Federation calls out U.S. ‘cynicism’ for rights council pullout

    Russian Federation calls out U.S. ‘cynicism’ for rights council pullout

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    Slovenian ambassador Vojislav Suc, who now holds the council's rotating presidency and has been pushing a faltering reform drive, described the Geneva-based chamber as the best place to trigger action on risky rights crises. "The US has once again dealt a powerful blow to its own human rights protection reputation showing disregard for both the Human Rights Council and the United Nations and the bodies it includes in general", she said.
  • Lackluster so far, tropical disturbance still forecast to bring substantial rain

    Lackluster so far, tropical disturbance still forecast to bring substantial rain

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    The radar imagery through the morning has, for the most part, been disappointing. Showers and storms have returned to East Texas today and are likely to continue this afternoon. If you can stay out of these heavy, training bands of showers and storms, the rainfall should come at manageable rates. Even with this area of low pressure over land, ample tropical moisture is expected to flow over Southeast and Central Texas.
  • US President Donald Trump digs in heels on disturbing immigration policy

    US President Donald Trump digs in heels on disturbing immigration policy

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    More than 2,300 minors were separated from their parents at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security. In fact , it is new and a near blanket policy in practice and intention. The policies included detaining immigrants in remote locations where it was hard for them to retain legal counsel. "It was put on back many years ago, and I think very seriously that they need very firmly to say enough is enough".
  • Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual…

    Texas deputy arrested on allegation of child sexual…

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    Nunez, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff's office, is charged with "super aggravated sexual assault of a child". Bexar County's sheriff nevertheless urged undocumented immigrants to come forward if they are a victim of a crime. Senate Bill 4 went into effect this year after months of legal wrangling. Nunez was arrested early Sunday morning, according to jail records. He faces a minimum of 25 years in jail if convicted.
  • Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

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    The Fake News is not mentioning the safety and security of our Country when talking about illegal immigration . We don't want people coming in. Because House Speaker Paul Ryan has repeatedly said he will not consider a bill that Trump will not sign, all eyes are now on the president.
  • FBI Agent Peter Strzok Is Willing To Testify Before Congress

    FBI Agent Peter Strzok Is Willing To Testify Before Congress

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    Strzok "has been fully cooperative with the DOJ Office of Inspector General" and "intends to voluntarily appear and testify before your committee and any other Congressional committee that invites him", the lawyer reportedly wrote . Strzok's lawyer Aitan Goelman called it "critically flawed" for the OIG to conclude that it "cannot rule out "with confidence" the possibility that Special Agent Strzok's political "bias" may have been a cause of the FBI's failure, between September 29 and ...
  • Israel launches 9 airstrikes on Gaza in response to arson kites

    Israel launches 9 airstrikes on Gaza in response to arson kites

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    Last week, the UN General Assembly condemned Israel for the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians. The Israeli military has fired warning shots from the air and destroyed property belonging to the kite launchers. Around two million people live in Gaza, majority the descendants of refugees from what is now Israel . Most of the worldwide community considers settlements to be either illegal or illegitimate.
  • Trump Visits Hill Republicans, But Passage Of GOP Immigration Bills Uncertain

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    President Donald Trump could end the policy today if he wanted. An audio recording purported to feature Central American children separated from their parents sobbing and wailing has also struck a nerve. Earlier in the day, a defiant Trump sounded unfazed by the mounting pressure to alleviate the situation before it ruptures into a public relations disaster for his party.
  • Around 100,000 Chinese to attend 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation

    Around 100,000 Chinese to attend 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation

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    Blatter posed for photographs with fans from Mexico and Portugal on arriving at his downtown base after flying from Zurich. Blatter, who led soccer's world governing body for 17 years, is serving a six-year ban for unethical conduct after Federation Internationale de Football Association was rocked by a global corruption scandal in 2015.
  • MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow Cries on Camera About Immigrant Kids

    MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow Cries on Camera About Immigrant Kids

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    The host stopped at the description of the facilities and asked for the graphic to be put up before deciding to cut the segment altogether. Instead of continuing, she just made a decision to close out the show and let host Lawrence O'Donnell begin " The Last Word ".
  • Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome

    Former Trump aide Lewandowski mocks immigrant child with Down syndrome

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    Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took some serious heat over his response to a fellow guest Tuesday night on CNN . Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
  • Eid Celebrations in Afghanistan Marred by Deadly Bombing in Nangarhar

    Eid Celebrations in Afghanistan Marred by Deadly Bombing in Nangarhar

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    Kabul city police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said some unarmed Taliban had entered the Afghan capital Saturday. The first formal nationwide cease-fire since the 2001 US invasion had been widely welcomed across the country as Afghans - Taliban, security forces and civilians - celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan.
  • White House: We won't stop separating migrant kids from parents

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    Many lawmakers say Trump could simply reverse the administration's "zero tolerance" policy and keep families together. WASHINGTON ― Conservative groups that promote themselves as "pro-life" and "pro-family" are quietly supporting the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, or refusing to weigh in at all.
  • U.S. Rep. Yoder urges Sessions to halt separation of families

    U.S. Rep. Yoder urges Sessions to halt separation of families

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    The Trump administration has made a decision to criminally prosecute any adult caught crossing the border illegally , as opposed to referring those with children mainly to immigration courts, as previous administrations did. In the letter, the attorneys general argue that the policy of separation is not in the best interest of the children who end up at the border. "When we ignore our laws at the border we obviously encourage hundreds of thousands of people a year to likewise ignore our ...
  • Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows

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    He has cast blame for the family separations on Democrats, although his fellow Republicans control both chambers in Congress and his own administration implemented the current policy of strict adherence to immigration laws. "I'm all alone.'" She also explained how gang members have taken over their native land. The 6-year-old's mother, 29-year-old Cindy Madrid, was separated from her child after they arrived in the U.S.
  • May: Parliament must not tie Government’s hands in Brexit talks

    May: Parliament must not tie Government’s hands in Brexit talks

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    A new version of the former attorney general's amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would secure a meaningful vote for parliament - dubbed Grieve II - was passed by the Lords again last night. The upper House of Lords, which wants to keep Britain close to the European Union after the United Kingdom leaves in March, will rake over the EU (Withdrawal) Bill on Monday, before it returns to the lower House of Commons on Wednesday.
  • PDP alliance ends highlights: Governor Vohra recommends imposition of Central rule

    PDP alliance ends highlights: Governor Vohra recommends imposition of Central rule

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    Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram in a tweet said , "The long awaited break of the PDP-BJP coalition will be welcomed by all those who despaired that Kashmir may have been lost forever". "I am not shocked", Mufti said on the withdrawal of BJP from the alliance. Noor Ahmad Baba, a political analyst based in Srinagar , said "it was an incompatible alliance from the beginning".
  • Washington launches trade war measures against China

    Washington launches trade war measures against China

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    Since the U.S. -China trade dispute started in March, U.S. soybean prices have fallen about 12 percent. China will suffer 25 percent tariffs on more than 800 products and proposed duties on almost 300 tech goods that will undergo further review before a final decision.
  • Donald Trump weighs in on German immigration debate

    Donald Trump weighs in on German immigration debate

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    Trump chimed into the debate with a Twitter taunt yesterday, charging that "the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition". Appearing before reporters in the Bavarian capital, Munich , about 20 minutes after Merkel spoke, Seehofer sounded less conciliatory, saying that once he returned to Berlin , he would begin laying the groundwork to change German policy over the chancellor's objections.
  • Israel Launches More Air Strikes Against Incendiary-Balloon Launchers in Gaza

    Israel Launches More Air Strikes Against Incendiary-Balloon Launchers in Gaza

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    The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel . On Thursday, Hamas threatened to launch around 5,000 flaming airborne objects some 40 kilometers into Israel on Friday in a new round of weekly demonstrations on the volatile border.
  • Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

    Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

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    The House of Commons has voted 205-82 to reject 13 amendments passed by the upper house, including one which would have authorized provinces to prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants if they choose. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said that he expects the government to rake in almost 300 million Canadian dollars from the taxes on legalized cannabis.
  • Distraught child migrants heard in audio published by ProPublica

    Distraught child migrants heard in audio published by ProPublica

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    But the Trump administration points out that most of those migrants never showed up for court. "You look at what's happening in Europe, you look at what's happening in other places". World leaders, senior Democrats and Republicans, the United Nations and religious leaders have united to speak out against the damaging policy.
  • At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase

    At least 5 die when SUV crashes during chase

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    ProPublica dialed the number she recited in the audio , and spoke with the aunt about the call. "I can go home with my auntie, at least", the girl said, proudly explaining that she memorized it. "But she's a human being". The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. It seems like Nielsen is taking a leaf out of her boss' book, who has blamed children being separated on borders, entirely on Democrats .
  • UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalised

    UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalised

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    Late on Saturday night Billy Caldwell, who has drug-resistant severe epilepsy, was granted access to his "life-saving" cannabis oil medicine following an emergency intervention by the home secretary , Sajid Javid. However, she said his body and his mind have been "completely broken" after the ordeal. Ms Caldwell said she had "achieved the impossible" after Billy was allowed the treatment, but reasserted her call for the oil to be made freely available, the BBC reported .
  • Donald Trump: US envoy confirms UN Human Rights Council withdrawal

    Donald Trump: US envoy confirms UN Human Rights Council withdrawal

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    The council has adopted more resolutions condemning Israel than any other country on earth, and nothing condemning nearly 90 percent of the world's states. She says the council also has a "chronic bias against Israel". During a five-year "review" to fix the Council back in 2011, the Obama administration pushed for membership reform as well.
  • Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

    Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

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    Greece and Macedonia, a Balkan nation which was born after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, looked to have resolved a dispute which has dragged on for nearly 30 years. The UN Secretary General also called on to ratify the document and implement it implementation. If Macedonians vote in favor, the next step will be for the country's parliament to approve a constitutional amendment formally changing the country's name.
  • Trump doubles down on trade war with China by announcing new tariffs

    Trump doubles down on trade war with China by announcing new tariffs

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    He threatened even more tariffs if Beijing again hits back with tit-for-tat duties on American goods. Around 3 million Chinese visit the United States annually spending tens of billions of dollars. Trump has raised trade tensions on other fronts as well. U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have already drawn a response from a range of countries including Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
  • Trump's campaign manager calls for AG Jeff Sessions to be fired

    Trump's campaign manager calls for AG Jeff Sessions to be fired

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    Sessions on Monday also confirmed that the new policy meant to send a "message" and deter people from "breaking across the border unlawfully"-just hours after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen slammed that very notion". In another tweet , Parscale said: "Russia investigation was a political witch hunt and tainted from the start It is now time for it all to end THIS WAS ALL A POLITICAL SCAM TO HURT".
  • Pentagon Cancels Freedom Guardian Military Drill with South Korea

    Pentagon Cancels Freedom Guardian Military Drill with South Korea

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested a joint hosting of the 2030 FIFA World Cup with other Northeast Asian countries at a meeting past year with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino. It is a combination of Focus Lens exercise led by the United Nations Command since 1954 and S. Korea's Ulchi exercise that was launched after N. Korea's infiltration on the Blue House on January 21, 1968.
  • Several injured following 'explosion' at London Tube station

    Several injured following 'explosion' at London Tube station

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    British Transport Police said there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue at Southgate station. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 7pm this evening following reports of people "running" from Southgate station.
  • US expected to back away from U.N. Human Rights Council

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    The 47-member council, based in Geneva and created in 2006, began its latest session on Monday with a broadside against President Donald Trump's immigration policy by the UN's high commissioner for human rights. Current members of the Human Rights Council include Cuba, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Afghanistan, China, North Korea, Pakistan and others.
  • Senate opposes Trump and votes to reinstate USA ban on ZTE

    Senate opposes Trump and votes to reinstate USA ban on ZTE

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    After the Senate vote on the defense bill closed, with the bill passing 85-10, four of the senators who had put forward the amendment released a statement . Completing the payment and the escrow placement are crucial for the embattled ZTE to resume production and be freed from a seven-year ban. US senators who back a clampdown on China's ZTE Corp said on Tuesday they intend to fight for the measure, and urged fellow lawmakers not to give in to White House pressure to give up on the ...
  • PM under pressure to review laws on recreational cannabis use

    PM under pressure to review laws on recreational cannabis use

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    Officials last week confiscated cannabis-oil from the mother of Billy Caldwell, who was attempting to bring the medicine to the United Kingdom from Canada to treat her son. "This government has absolutely no plans to legalize cannabis and the penalties for unauthorized supply and possession will remain unchanged", Home Secretary (interior minister) Sajid Javid told parliament, echoing words from the prime minister's spokesman who denied the government had lost the war on drugs.
  • United States set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council

    United States set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are scheduled to talk about the Human Rights Council later Tuesday in remarks at the State Department. "The Trump administration's withdrawal is a sad reflection of its one-dimensional human rights policy: Defending Israeli abuses from criticism takes precedence above all else", said Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch.
  • Meghan Markle's Dad: Prince Harry Said Give Trump a Chance

    Meghan Markle's Dad: Prince Harry Said Give Trump a Chance

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    He said he also asked his son-in-law about Britain's 2016 decision to leave the European Union and got the impression Harry is comfortable with Brexit . "Eventually I spoke to him as well", he revealed. "Very nice man, gentleman". Markle also added that Harry was "quite easy to talk to" and that the two have had discussions about politics , including a conversation in which Markle complained about President Donald Trump shortly after the US election.
  • Boris Johnson accuses UN Human Rights Council of anti-Israel bias

    Boris Johnson accuses UN Human Rights Council of anti-Israel bias

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    Washington's pullout would be the latest USA rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal. The United Nations could update its black list of companies doing business in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights by September, a top human rights official said.
  • Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

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    Sessions went on to admit that the point of the new policy was to deter further illegal immigration. "We cannot and will not encourage people to bring their children or other children to the country unlawfully by giving them immunity". Yoder, who is chairman of a House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, demanded the change Monday. Last week, Nielsen visited Israel , toured its border barrier with Egypt and received a briefing on Israeli border technology to take away lessons for ...
  • Macedonia got a new name

    Macedonia got a new name

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    On the eve of Alexis Tsipras after a telephone conversation with Zoran by Sevim said that his country and the former Yugoslav Republic reached an historic agreement in resolving the dispute about the name. For Zaev this is an historic opportunity to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the economic sphere and to ease trade and the flow of people as well as to build a strong partnership with Greece.