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- Virginia detention facility for young migrants received over $4.6 million in government grants after abuse allegations
The federal government continued to provide million-dollar grants to a juvenile detention center in Virginia to hold child migrants even after a lawsuit was filed against the facility alleging the young immigrants there were subjected to “brutal, inhumane conditions.”
- Unfiltered: 'The activism that started Pride is being left behind.'
- Melania Trump makes surprise visit to migrant child facility in Texas
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady’s stop at Upbring New Hope Children’s Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.
- Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held
- Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation
The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.
- Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations
- The women who marched on World Refugee Day
- Immigration rally in N.Y.C. to mark World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.
- Indiana’s Joe Donnelly shows up and does his job. But is that enough to win in the age of Trump?
Joe Donnelly got lucky in his first Senate campaign, when his opponent self-destructed. Now he’s up for reelection as a Democrat in a conservative state, running on his record as a nonbombastic, competent bipartisan legislator. Can that work in the age of Trump?
- We've heard from the first ladies. Where are their husbands?
- Trump signs order to 'address' separations, but it won't change the situation for children in shelters now
- Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016
Michael Daniel, Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
- Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test
- Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'
Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.
- Bush A.G. Alberto Gonzales: 'Parents should be with their children'
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, says he isn’t surprised by the “kind of tragedy” happening at the U.S. border, where President Trump's administration has been separating children from their families when they illegally cross it.
- The dominance game, as played by dictators and other animals
If you’ve been wondering what makes Kim Jong Un such a successful dictator, here’s one hint: When he speaks at a meeting, his officials sit up and pay attention. The other way, evidently preferred by Kim, is to make an example of subordinates who fall asleep at meetings or official functions by shooting at them with antiaircraft guns. Unconfirmed but widely cited reports said that was how the career of North Korea’s defense minister ended in 2015.
- Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother
President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.
- Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year’s midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.
- Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.
- Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
- How to help separated families on the border
In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.
- Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
- Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught
- Trump: 'You have to take the children away'
- In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
It’s a week before an election, and the firebrand candidate takes the podium to speak to a small, private crowd of loyal supporters. Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, Erdoğan’s stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdoğan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites.
- He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children
Jake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it’s troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.
- Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of separating families at border, but most Republicans support it
Two out of three Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families illegally cross the southern U.S. border, two new national polls show. But the majority of Republicans support it.
- Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD
South Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.
- Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
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., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.
- Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was “offensive” to imply that the administration had a “policy” of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.
- Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting too few Asian-American students, and New York’s most selective public schools, because the city’s mayor thinks it is admitting too many. As admissions at the nation’s most competitive schools become evermore competitive — Harvard admitted 4.59 percent of applicants this year, while the acceptance rate at New York’s Stuyvesant High School has been estimated at 17 percent — the controversies are a reminder that every change in the admissions equation that increases the chances of members of one group inevitably disadvantage others. Both situations also reflect the fact that Asian-American students tend to excel academically, particularly on standardized achievement tests.
- Crying for 'Mami' and 'Papá' at a Border Patrol detention center
ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying “‘Mami’ and ‘Papá’ over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."
- Rubio campaign manager: The GOP no longer has an 'ideological compass'
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
- Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.
- ‘It’s disgraceful’: Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at border
- Trump: 'The United States will not be a migrant camp'
- Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain
More than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.
- Rudy Giuliani wants Mueller's 'almost illegal and unethical probe' to be investigated
- Rescue ship Aquarius docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey at sea
A ship carrying some of the approximately 630 refugees who were recently rescued off Libya and then denied entry by Italy and Malta has reached a Spanish port. Yahoo News has photos of the ship’s arrival.
- Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'
- Employee suffers radiation exposure at controversial Idaho nuclear waste site
The site has been used by the federal government for nuclear waste disposal since the 1950s, but in recent years, it has been the focus of concerns from state officials and watchdog groups who are alarmed at the volume of radioactive material being held there.
- Short on staff, the Trump administration turns to a job fair
- 'Very unfair!': Trump tweets cap another tumultuous week
- Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself
At a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.
- Unfiltered: ‘[Uber and Lyft] are buying their way into monopolization at the expense of everybody else.’
Last month, yellow-cab driver and family man Yu Mein “Kenny” Chow tragically took his own life by throwing himself into the East River at 86th Street in New York City, just feet away from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence at Gracie Mansion. Chow was the fifth cabdriver within six months to take his own life. There was Danilo Corporan Castillo, who jumped off a roof in Harlem in December, a suicide note later found in his pocket scrawled on the back of a Taxi & Limousine Commission summons.
- Hectic morning on the White House lawn: Trump speaks, and so do the facts
President Trump took questions from reporters Friday morning on the White House lawn, covering a number of topics on which his comments have at times strayed from the truth. Here are some of his remarks, annotated and checked for accuracy.
- Trump on Kim Jong Un: 'His people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.'
- Trump clashes with reporters over false claim about separating children at border
- Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer
U.S. intelligence officials last year identified a “suspect” who served as the “cut-out” for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of DNC emails and documents to WikiLeaks, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
- 'But my emails': Hillary Clinton takes a swipe at Comey after IG report