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What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:29
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
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U.S. prison riot teams faulted for injuring staff during exercises

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:00
U.S. Bureau of Prisons riot teams that helped protect the White House during protests earlier this month injured employees by deploying flash bang grenades and pepper spray during exercises last year, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found.
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Pelosi urges Senate to take up 'Dreamers' bill after top court ruling

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:46
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called "Dreamers" now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end their protections.
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Trump says process to deal with Dreamer immigrants must start all over

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:46
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said a legal solution was needed to address the hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamer immigrants after the nation's top court blocked his earlier effort to end their protections, but gave no other details on how he planned to proceed.
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Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:44
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:42
Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
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Thousands evacuated in Arizona as wildfires scorch U.S. Southwest

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:37
Over 2,000 people were evacuated from three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday as dry conditions and gusty winds whipped blazes across the U.S. Southwest.
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Trump to release new list of conservative Supreme Court nominees

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:37
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to release a new list of conservative nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court dealt him a major setback on his hardline immigration policies.
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Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to fill SEC Democratic commissioner slot

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:28
The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:18
Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.
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Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:07
Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city's trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed into canvases of hope with paintbrushes wielded by a small army of artists.
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Ex-U.S. counterterrorism analyst sentenced to 2.5 years over media leaks

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:00
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to serve two and a half years in prison for leaking classified material about a foreign country’s weapons system to two journalists, the Justice Department said.
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Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:54
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government's handling of the coronavirus epidemic and said he was considering a quarantine for travelers from Florida due to fears they could spread the virus.
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Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:49
Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.
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Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns as critics accuse Trump of seeking 'loyalists'

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:22
Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon's most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job at a time when critics have accused President Donald Trump of prioritizing perceived "loyalists" for top national security posts, sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:02
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as well known as their victims.
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Atlanta officer says not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case, contradicting prosecutor

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:45
Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.
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Democrats consider next steps after Bolton revelations on Trump

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:42
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday said they were considering next steps, including a subpoena, on how to respond to allegations by former top White House aide John Bolton that President Donald Trump sought foreign help to get re-elected.
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Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:40
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
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U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:34
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
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