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Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Immigration Separated Families

Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months.

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Warned 30 years ago, global warming 'is in our living room'

30 Years Of Warming

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening...


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James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

30 Years Of Warming Told You So

NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn’t. NASA’s top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 18, the 169th day of 2018. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-...


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Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Trade Dispute Auto Prices

DETROIT (AP) — Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported...


Government

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

US Russia Political Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin’s government was turning to “old Soviet practices” to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President...


Business

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Trump

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.


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Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

Confederate Flag Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state’s problems with poverty, education and health care. Demonstrators with the Poor People’s Campaign burned a Confederate battle flag and then a...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

Immigration Holding Facility

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump’s immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments: TRUMP DIGS IN...


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Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it has 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. The announcement Monday says all planning for the exercise...


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Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in...


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