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June 20, 2018 - 5:20 pm
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana construction worker driving a lift has been killed after it was struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 77 in South Carolina. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the lift was in the roadway as part of a project on a bridge at exit 27 near...
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In this June 16, 2018 photo, American Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. American Airlines says it asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on its flights. In a statement Wednesday, June 20, American said it doesn't know whether any migrant children have been on its flights and doesn't want to profit from the current immigration policy of separating families. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
June 20, 2018 - 4:42 pm
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents. Both airlines said that the administration's recent immigration policy of separating migrant families...
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June 20, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media. In a letter...
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In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 photo, immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles. Inside the courtroom, immigrant children who arrived on the U.S. border seeking asylum or other relief attended a special hearing for juveniles on the status of their cases. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
June 20, 2018 - 4:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador. Gang gunfire once forced her to hit the floor inside her home...
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June 20, 2018 - 4:04 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate will require members to receive annual training after a senator was charged with extorting sex from a page earlier in the session. The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday amending its rules to mandate training and establish a process to...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004, file photo, designer Kate Spade sits during an interview in New York. Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself June 5, 2018. Her husband says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line...
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June 20, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested Tuesday at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large-scale raid within the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. The retired archbishop of Washington, D.C. has been removed from public ministry over allegations he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., whose sexual misconduct with adults led to previously undisclosed legal settlements, has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a "credible" allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a...
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Ivanka Trump listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2018 - 2:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the firestorm over forced separations of migrant families consumes the White House, Ivanka Trump, the presidential adviser who has billed herself as a "force for good" in the administration, has remained out of sight. In a closed-door meeting with Republicans late Tuesday,...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to rally Republicans around a GOP immigration bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 20, 2018 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Wavering GOP lawmakers are poised for a trip to the White House as President Donald Trump seeks to win over their votes on immigration. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is bringing the group to the White House,...
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