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Time magazine’s major mistake on the crying-girl cover

There are examples of children separated from parents who immigrated illegally playing out nationwide. And well-meaning people across the political spectrum have taken a stand and forced change.<p>Unfortunately, they made their most iconic image something that wasn't a family being separated — and …

Immigration

Trump Loses His Superpower

The president’s tweets have been powerless against images of migrant children in the news media.<p>Donald Trump is good at many things, but his greatest gift may be his ability to distract the newshounds by shouting “Squirrel!” and sending them sniffing for a new story. But this week, the dogs …

Donald Trump

Russia's Lavrov plans to meet Bolton in Moscow: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet U.S. national security adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow, RIA news agency reported on Friday.<p>The Kremlin told reporters on Thursday that Bolton was planning to visit the Russian capital.

Russia

Handcuffs, assaults, and drugs called 'vitamins': Children allege grave abuse at migrant detention facilities

<b>(CNN) —</b> A year before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in more than 2,300 children being separated from their families at the border in a mere five-week period, a ninth-grader in McAllen, Texas, was taken from his mother.<p>He was riding in a car with friends last spring …

Immigration

The summit's back on: Trump, NKorea's Kim to meet after all

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is back on.<p>The June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first …

North Korea

Trump considering 25 percent tax on car imports, citing national security

President Donald Trump wants to put a 25 percent tariff on imports of automobiles under a similar authority that allowed him to slap duties on imports of steel and aluminum in order to protect U.S. national security, a senior administration official confirmed.<p>At Trump’s request, the Commerce …

Automotive Industry

Amid Lawsuits And Circling Feds, Stone Rejects What He Calls A Scheme To Silence Him

The net appears to be closing in on Roger Stone.<p>The outspoken, self-described "dirty trickster" and longtime confidant of President Trump is facing heat from congressional investigators, as well as a possible indictment from the Justice Department — or so he suspects.<p>Stone also faces lawsuits from …

Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal

A significant business partner of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness, a development that could be used as leverage to pressure Mr. Cohen to work with the special counsel examining Russian interference in the 2016 …

Corruption

EPA bars three reporters from covering meeting; one says she was shoved by a guard

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency barred reporters from three news organizations, allegedly shoving one out of the building, after they had sought to cover a meeting attended by other journalists Tuesday.<p>The incident occurred at a summit on water contamination at the EPA’s …

Journalism

Trump's lawyers seek to narrow scope of special counsel interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's legal team is trying to narrow the scope of the President's potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller to questions on Russia-related matters that occurred before Trump's election, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.<p>Trump's lawyers, who are urging …

Donald Trump

Trump's disgraceful investigation order via Twitter may haunt him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Early Sunday afternoon President Donald Trump elevated Twitter to a virtual Cabinet position in his administration. He used it, rather than the attorney general, to order a possible criminal investigation of a counterintelligence operation conducted by the Department of Justice and the …

Donald Trump

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into a high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief "that none of us can comprehend."<p>Just two days after the deaths …

Santa Fe

Trump, Russia, & the Smoking Gun : Donald Trump & His Twitter Problem : Part 1

Trump’s Russian Mafia & Government Ties have a long history, dating back to at least the 1980’s<p>By <b>K. Todd Lytle</b><p>Trump has repeatedly stated since …

Donald Trump

Trump, Russia, & the Smoking Gun : The Deputy of Duma, Russian Hackers, Cambridge Analytica, & the 2016 Election (Part 2)

“It’s time for great stories. I’ll tell you about it now, as Donald Trump and I have decided to free America and make it great again.” <br>— <b>Konstantin</b> …

Donald Trump

Trump Administration Imposes New Sanctions on Putin Cronies

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top government officials on Friday in the latest effort to punish President Vladimir V. Putin’s inner circle for interference in the 2016 election and other Russian aggressions.<p>The sanctions are …

Russia

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have had data from as many as 87 million people

On Monday, April 9, you can find out if you were one of them.<p>Cambridge Analytica may have had data from more unwitting Facebook users than originally thought.<p>Facebook now says that the data firm, which collected data about users without their permission, may have collected data on as many as 87 …

Cambridge Analytica

‘You should do it’: Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach, documents show

When a Russian news agency reached out to George Papadopoulos to request an interview shortly before the 2016 election, the young adviser to then-<br>candidate Donald Trump made sure to seek approval from campaign headquarters.<p>“You should do it,” deputy communications director Bryan Lanza …

Donald Trump

Putin claims Russia is developing nuclear arms capable of avoiding missile defenses

MOSCOW — Deploying emotional language and an animation of a cruise missile streaking toward North America, Russian President Vladimir Putin used an annual speech to his nation on Thursday to claim Russia was developing new nuclear weapons that he said could overcome any U.S. missile …

Russia

The core mission of the GOP is now to defend abusers

Amanda Carpenter, former speechwriter for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), had this to say on the subject of the Trump White House’s protection of Rob Porter:<p>“They protect abusers . . . If you are willing to defend someone who hurt someone in this fashion you have no boundaries, you have no respect for the …

Donald Trump

Poland's Holocaust bill becomes law

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a controversial Holocaust bill that bans the use of terms like "Polish death camps" in relation to Auschwitz and other such camps in Nazi-occupied Poland. CNN's Atika Shubert has the details.

Turner Broadcasting

Trump administration divided over how to handle two ISIS militants

The Trump administration is divided over how to handle two captured Islamic State militants who belonged to a cell that held, tortured and killed Western hostages.<p>Some senior officials, including President Trump’s top counterterrorism adviser, Thomas P. Bossert, favor sending the pair to the …

National Security

Trump Trade Measures Set Off a Global Legal Pushback

WASHINGTON — Tariffs imposed by the United States late last month are prompting a wave of litigation from other nations, including Canada and China, escalating concerns that the Trump administration’s more aggressive trade stance could worsen international relations and spur retaliatory actions on …

Rachel Brand, 3rd ranking official at Justice Dept., is stepping down

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rachel Brand, the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, is expected to resign Friday.<p>A source familiar with Brand's plans said she is going to accept a job with Walmart. A second source said she is leaving DOJ "because she got a great job."<p>Brand, the associate attorney general …

Kelly Says He’s Willing to Resign as Abuse Scandal Roils White House

WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, told officials in the West Wing on Friday that he was willing to step down over his handling of allegations of spousal abuse against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned in disgrace this week over the accusations, according to two …

Donald Trump

Mattis: 'DREAMers' In The Military Won't Be Deported

Defense Secretary James Mattis says young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children as children and enlisted in the armed forces will not be deported even if their legal protections expire.<p>There are about 850 young immigrants who are currently serving in the military or waiting to be shipped to …

Immigration

Top Trump Aides Are Said to Have Long Known About Abuse Accusations

WASHINGTON — White House officials conceded Thursday that they regretted the way they handled accusations against Rob Porter, the staff secretary who resigned Wednesday after two former wives publicly accused him of abusing them. But they refused to provide any information about when President …

Donald Trump

Trump's desired military parade: Analysts blast plan as 'North Korea-style' event

President Dwight D. Eisenhower showed off state-of-the-art weapons after his first inauguration. President John F. Kennedy did, too. President George H.W. Bush welcomed thousands of troops to Washington after the U.S. triumphed in the Gulf War.<p>And now President Donald Trump wants a military parade …

White House officials knew about Porter's abuse allegations and scrambled to protect him

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senior aides to President Donald Trump knew for months about allegations of domestic abuse levied against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his ex-wives, even as Porter's stock in the West Wing continued to rise, multiple sources told CNN on Wednesday.<p>Porter denied the allegations but …

Donald Trump

New documents show how Mueller quickly expanded investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller asked a government agency last June to preserve documents relating to Donald Trump's transition to the presidency, according to records obtained by CNN -- an indication of how he expanded the investigation soon after his appointment.<p>The formal preservation …