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  • Associated Press

    Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

    WASHINGTON (June 20, 2018) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together in detention after they are detained crossing the border illegally, according to two people familiar with her thinking. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement.

  • Associated Press

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

  • Associated Press

    With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.

  • Associated Press

    Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

  • Associated Press

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

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2019) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

  • Associated Press

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower premiums but may also cover fewer benefits than current plans.

  • Associated Press

    Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

    WASHINGTON (June 19, 2018) — 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.

  • Associated Press

    Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

    WASHINGTON (June 18, 2018) — The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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