New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill anxiously searched on Tuesday for a way to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents. GOP House leaders, increasingly fearful of […]

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Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms […]

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Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he declared and the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Besides, […]

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DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May […]

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Trump embracing US adversaries, pushing away its allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — With enemies like these, who needs friends? Stepping onto the world stage for a pair of high-profile summits, President Donald Trump is scrambling the usual breakdown of allies and adversaries. In the span of a few days, he’s embraced Russia and North Korea while pushing away America’s closest friends, like France, Canada […]

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Trump says Kim summit all about attitude, not preparation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into his North Korea summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump said Thursday that “attitude” is more important than preparation as he looks to negotiate an accord with Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Preparing to depart Washington for next week’s meeting, Trump dangled before Kim visions of normalized […]

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