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Immigrants from Guatemala seeking asylum look over travel packets as they wait at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 21, 2018 - 11:40 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone...
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Demonstrators with the Poor People's Campaign await processing by U.S. Capitol Police after being peacefully arrested at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018, where they protested the Trump administration and Congress' policies towards immigrant children and families and the poor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never...
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Protesters and media gather outside a closed gate at the Port of Entry facility, where tent shelters are being used to house separated family members, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Fabens, Texas. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an order to stop the separations. Justice Department lawyers are working on a legal challenge to allow families to be detained longer than 20 days. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 21, 2018 - 6:46 pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Arkansas' Republican governor says he's opposed to the federal government using any facilities...
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Pope Francis talks with journalists on board the flight to Rome as he returns from a one-day visit to Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Francis journeyed Thursday to the well-heeled city of Geneva to encourage all Christians, despite their differences, to join in efforts to foster justice and fight poverty while the rich grow "ever more wealthy." (Ciro Fusco/Pool Photo via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis urged nations Thursday to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won't turn to human traffickers to reach countries that can offer a better life. Speaking to reporters on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler runs his first Michigan State University board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler is apologizing for emails in which he said Rachael Denhollander, victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 2:42 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for emails in which he said a victim of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar probably received a "kickback" from her plaintiff's lawyer. John Engler issued the written statement more than a week after media...
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Argentina's former soccer star Diego Maradona cheers for his team before the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
June 21, 2018 - 2:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:30 p.m. An Argentina fan has been banned from attending World Cup matches after posting a sexist video in which he encouraged a Russian woman to say offensive things in Spanish. The video shows the fan asking the young woman...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Washington. From left, Deputy Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on protecting American workers in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2018 - 2:00 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform. Billy Inman of Woodstock, Georgia, said he felt sorry for the children but...
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CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF KING TO ABDULLAH II -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, June 21, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday visited Jordan, a major refugee host country, amid an escalating domestic conflict over migration that has shaken her coalition government. (AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh)
June 21, 2018 - 12:02 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month. She arrived later in the Lebanese capital Beirut, another major Middle Eastern...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first license for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell...
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