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Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother

Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.


Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S

Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S By Mica Rosenberg and Reade Levinson OCILLA, Georgia (Reuters) - Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off. “I knew it was my responsibility,” Vasquez said. An El Salvador native, she had crossed illegally into the United States as a teenager, and though she had lived in Georgia for 23 years, she was unable to get a driver’s license under state law.


House to vote on Thursday on immigration bills

House to vote on Thursday on immigration bills The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation designed to end the U.S. government's practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have been scrambling to craft legislation as videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation abroad. Trump has fiercely defended his administration's actions and blamed Democrats for the family separations, even though his fellow Republicans control both chambers in Congress and his own administration implemented the current policy.


Catholic cardinal in Washington accused of sex abuse

Catholic cardinal in Washington accused of sex abuse The Vatican has asked the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to cease public ministry after finding he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager almost 50 years ago, the archdiocese and McCarrick said Wednesday. McCarrick is among the highest-ranking of the more than 6,700 U.S. Roman Catholic clerics to be accused of sexually abusing children since the church's sex abuse scandal broke in 2002, according to BishopAccountability.org, a private group that tracks the allegations. McCarrick, 87, was accused of sexually abusing a teenager when he was a priest in New York, he said in a statement.


Ohio State University closes sexual assault unit; cites mismanagement

Ohio State University closes sexual assault unit; cites mismanagement The university launched its comprehensive prevention effort to combat sexual misconduct in 2015, at a time of intense public focus on sex assault on U.S. college campuses. Its move to shut down the program comes as the #MeToo movement has intensified focus on sexual harassment and assault in many spheres of American life. A review conducted by an external law firm revealed that the campus Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit did not properly document and report information about some sexual assault complaints by students, Chris Davey, a spokesman for the university, said in a statement on Tuesday.


In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions CIUDAD JUAREZ/TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Epigmenio Centeno had hoped to cross the Mexican border into the United States in the coming months, but he and his wife have shelved their plans for fear of being separated from their two sons under U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. The family's quandary mirrors life-changing decisions being made all the way from Central America to the Mexico-U.S. border, as migrant families en route to the United States take pause to consider whether losing sight of their children is worse than the violence back home.


House to vote Thursday on immigration legislation: Ryan

House to vote Thursday on immigration legislation: Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, said on Wednesday the House would vote on immigration legislation on Thursday that would end the practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


Macedonia renamed: Countries' name-changes try to 'clean the slate'

Macedonia renamed: Countries' name-changes try to 'clean the slate' When Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement Sunday to bring an end to their vicious, three-decade diplomatic dispute, the story had an unlikely hero. Yes, the force that finally brought an end to the poisonous conflict that had long kept Macedonia out of NATO and the European Union was not bold political leadership or a savvy negotiator.


Heavy rains due to drench Texas Gulf Coast, Midwest

Heavy rains due to drench Texas Gulf Coast, Midwest Up to 5 inches (13 cm) of rain was forecast for parts of the Texas coast along the Gulf of Mexico and in the Middle Mississippi Valley states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas throughout the day and into Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. "Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even water flowing from farm fields," the NWS in Des Moines, Iowa, said in an advisory. Authorities closed roadways early Wednesday in several communities along the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers in the Midwest where intense rains have already fallen over the last few days, according to the NWS.


In Italy, how one cooperative is trying to counter the Mafia’s influence

In Italy, how one cooperative is trying to counter the Mafia’s influence The first time Simmaco Perillo arrived in the Italian hamlet of Maiano di Sessa Aurunca, everything around him was abandoned. Today, the social cooperative Al di là dei sogni, or Beyond the Dreams, is making pasta and growing organic vegetables on land that once belonged to the powerful Camorra Mafia. The cooperative, run by Perillo, indeed works with disadvantaged individuals, including those recovering from addiction, former prisoners, and people who were released from public mental hospitals, to provide sustainable livelihoods and combat the influence of the Mafia.


Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges

Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam face the start of a second trial on federal corruption charges on Wednesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out their 2015 convictions. Jurors are expected to hear opening arguments in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. Wood later sentenced Dean Skelos to five years in prison, and Adam Skelos to 6-1/2 years.


Washington D.C. residents approve wage hike for tipped workers

Washington D.C. residents approve wage hike for tipped workers Tipped workers in Washington, D.C. will eventually become the highest paid in the United States after voters passed a measure to drastically increase their minimum wage. "The is a huge victory for tipped workers," Diana Ramirez, director of Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington D.C., said after the polls closed. The measure was the latest effort to raise pay for low-income workers across the United States through the "Fight for $15" campaign, which contends that service-industry employees have been left behind economically in recent years.


Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections

Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year’s midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.


Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Representative Mark Meadows said Trump told Republican members of the House at a meeting on Capitol Hill that they needed to get something done on immigration "right away." In the meeting, Trump said separating families was "certainly not an attractive thing and does look bad,” added Representative Tom Cole.


Ex-TCW fund manager ordered to turn over texts in harassment lawsuit

Ex-TCW fund manager ordered to turn over texts in harassment lawsuit A New York State judge on Tuesday ordered a former TCW Group Inc fund manager to hand over text messages sent to her friend around the same time that she had messaged about an alleged sexual encounter with her boss. Fund manager Sara Tirschwell filed a $30 million lawsuit earlier this year claiming TCW terminated her in retaliation for complaining that her boss, TCW head of alternative products Jess Ravich, coerced her into having sex. Attorneys for TCW and Ravich said on Tuesday that they believe a text message Tirschwell sent to her friend about having sex with Ravich in May 2016 was fabricated, an allegation representatives for Tirschwell deny.


New York to sue Trump administration over family border separations: governor

New York to sue Trump administration over family border separations: governor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a political opponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Tuesday that the state would sue the Trump administration for separating children of immigrants from their parents when apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border. The separations and detention of children at the southern U.S. border with Mexico have caused an uproar in the United States and condemnation abroad, fueled by videos of children in cages and audiotape of children wailing for their parents that has been broadcast on cable networks and posted on social media. "The Trump Administration's policy to tear apart families is a moral failing and a human tragedy," Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.


Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear

Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear President Trump arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico.


U.S. judge dismisses Charleston shooting lawsuits, criticizes FBI

U.S. judge dismisses Charleston shooting lawsuits, criticizes FBI U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also criticized what he called "abysmally poor" Federal Bureau of Investigation policies for the system that allowed Dylann Roof buy the gun he used to kill nine people, all African-Americans, at a historic black church in Charleston. Wrongful death lawsuits filed by survivors and family members of victims of the shooting alleged that at least one of the background check databases maintained by the federal government had information that should have prevented the firearm sale.


EPA chief to face Senate panel in August

EPA chief to face Senate panel in August U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies. Barrasso said previously that he would call Pruitt to testify about Pruitt's spending on first class travel, use of security detail and connections with lobbyists and industry groups.


Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy

Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.


U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE

U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, the defense contractor said on Tuesday. The award is a blow to defense services company Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), which was competing to be lead contractor on the vehicle.


China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by fourth quarter despite tariffs

China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by fourth quarter despite tariffs By Dave Gregorio NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd expects to start manufacturing solar panels at a new factory in Jacksonville, Florida, by the fourth quarter, and production will not be affected by the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, a company executive said on Tuesday. The administration of President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to slap a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods in addition to import duties previously announced on $50 billion in goods, deepening a trade conflict that has hit financial markets and has led Beijing to vow a firm response. Jeff Juger, business development director of JinkoSolar, said the $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese products "do not impact our operation in Florida because all the cells we're going to import (to the plant) come from Malaysia." And to deal with tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported solar panels earlier this year, Juger said the Florida plant would take advantage of an exemption that allows U.S. manufacturers to import 2.5 gigawatts of tariff-free cells for use in manufacturing solar modules at American plants.


At-risk Republicans separate themselves from Trump's border policy

At-risk Republicans separate themselves from Trump's border policy By Sharon Bernstein and James Oliphant MODESTO, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border has vulnerable Republican congressional candidates scrambling to distance themselves from the issue - but not from the president. As images of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children affected by Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy filled worldwide media, the overwhelming majority of Republicans in competitive districts in November's elections issued statements and took to social media to try to tell voters that they did not condone removing children from their parents. At the same time, many of those Republicans dared not stray too far from Trump and his agenda, given his popularity with his conservative base.


Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane,' 'racist'

Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane,' 'racist' By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister on Tuesday called the separation of children from immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border "cruel and inhumane" while the leftist front-runner ahead of next month's presidential vote called it "racist." Images published this week of children and youths sitting in concrete-floored cages in U.S. shelter facilities have generated outrage. "This is a clear violation of human rights and puts children, including those with disabilities, in a vulnerable situation," Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray told a news conference in Mexico City, where he urged the United States to reconsider the practice. Videgaray said the Mexican government had made its position clear to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration and raised the issue with senior United Nations officials, including U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.


Hurdles facing parents and children separated at U.S. border

Hurdles facing parents and children separated at U.S. border (Reuters) - Over 2,300 children were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9 under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said on Tuesday, and immigration advocates and legal experts say there is no clear system in place to reunite them. Parents who are no longer detained "are entitled to get their kids back through a documented process," U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. When are children and parents separated?


Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere. Steve Levitan, the co-creator of Emmy-winning comedy "Modern Family," said on Twitter he was "disgusted" to work for the Fox television studio because it is owned by the same company as Fox News. Levitan later backtracked, expressing respect for senior Fox group executives Peter Rice, Dana Walden and Gary Newman.


Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. Speaking to a large crowd outside the grand, yet dilapidated 18-story Michigan Central Station, Ford family scion and the automaker's executive chairman, Bill Ford, recalled how the railway station, opened in 1914, brought countless thousands of immigrants to Detroit during its heyday, before closing in 1988 and falling into disrepair. "This became a place where hope left, it became a symbol of the city's hard times" Ford told a crowd gathered in front of the looming structure.


Trump says he'll sign any Republican immigration law the House passes: lawmaker

Trump says he'll sign any Republican immigration law the House passes: lawmaker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican members of Congress on Tuesday he would sign any Republican immigration bill the House of Representatives passes without seeking any changes, Representative Carlos Curbelo told reporters.


Trump told House Republicans he backs both immigration bills: White House

Trump told House Republicans he backs both immigration bills: White House WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told a meeting of House of Representatives Republicans on Tuesday that he supports both Republican immigration bills being considered by the chamber, a White House spokesman said.


FBI agent escorted from office after text messages critical of Trump

FBI agent escorted from office after text messages critical of Trump An FBI agent who criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in text messages in 2016 was taken to task by Republicans at a U.S. Congress hearing on Tuesday, while his lawyer said he was recently escorted out of the FBI building. Peter Strzok, who once worked on the FBI investigation into the handling of classified information by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has become a target for Republicans trying to show the FBI is biased against Trump.


Republican Rep. Meadows says Trump wants something done on immigration

Republican Rep. Meadows says Trump wants something done on immigration WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Mark Meadows said President Donald Trump told a meeting of Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday that they needed to get something done on immigration "right away."


Florida men sentenced to prison for laundering funds from Venezuela

Florida men sentenced to prison for laundering funds from Venezuela The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were sentenced to prison on Tuesday after they were found guilty of money laundering and illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts. Luis Diaz Jr., 76, was sentenced to eight months in prison U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan, while his son, Luis Javier Diaz, 51, was sentenced to four months. "Today’s sentence is a sign of the seriousness of these crimes and our Office’s commitment to prosecute them," Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.


U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE: U.S. official

U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE: U.S. official The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision. The award is a blow to defense services company Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), which was competing to be lead contractor on the vehicle. The Department of Defense estimated that procurement and maintenance of all 208 vehicles in the program will be about $6.2 billion over their lifetime.


U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis By Sarah N. Lynch and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy. The family separations and detentions of children, highlighted by videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children, have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation abroad. President Donald Trump arrived at Capitol Hill for a Tuesday evening meeting with House of Representatives Republicans to discuss their immigration legislation.


NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force

NBA player sues Milwaukee police, claiming excessive force According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee, Sterling Brown, a guard for the Milwaukee Bucks who is black, was wrongfully arrested and mistreated because of his race by a police department with a history of excessive force against black people. The suit claims one of eight police officers named as defendants in the suit pulled his gun and another used a stun gun on Brown after he was already subdued and being held on the ground by several other officers.


How to help separated families on the border

How to help separated families on the border In response to President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.


EPA chief to face Senate panel in August

EPA chief to face Senate panel in August U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies. Barrasso said previously that he would call Pruitt to testify about Pruitt's spending on first class travel, use of security detail and connections with lobbyists and industry groups.


China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by fourth quarter despite tariffs

China's Jinko to produce solar panels in Florida by fourth quarter despite tariffs By Dave Gregorio NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd expects to start manufacturing solar panels at a new factory in Jacksonville, Florida, by the fourth quarter, and production will not be affected by the latest round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, a company executive said on Tuesday. The administration of President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to slap a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods in addition to import duties previously announced on $50 billion in goods, deepening a trade conflict that has hit financial markets and has led Beijing to vow a firm response.


Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'

Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears' Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump’s new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.


Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane', urges rethink

Mexico calls migrant children separation 'inhumane', urges rethink By Lizbeth Diaz MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister Luis Videgaray on Tuesday called the separation of children from immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border "cruel and inhumane" and urged the United States to reconsider the practice. Images published this week of children and youths sitting in concrete-floored cages in U.S. shelter facilities have stirred outrage. U.S. officials have defended the measures as a way to secure the border and deter illegal entry.