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Sick, dying and raped in America's nursing homes

Some of the victims can't speak. They rely on walkers and wheelchairs to leave their beds. They have been robbed of their memories. They come to nursing homes to be cared for.<p>Instead, they are sexually assaulted.<p>A CNN Investigation<p>Luis Gomez appeared to many to be the perfect nursing aide. He loved …

Corruption

One in five nursing home residents abused by other residents

At least one in five nursing home residents may endure verbal or physical abuse from their roommates or other residents, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data on 2,011 nursing home residents and found 407 of them had been involved in at least once occurrence of abuse involving another …

What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do

The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.<p><i>Updated on Monday, January 30, at 1:01 p.m.</i><p>President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all …

Federal judge halts Trump’s immigration order — but only for those already

The Trump administration can’t deport the people it’s currently holding in airports.<p>Federal Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York has handed an early victory to the lawyers challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigrants and travelers from seven …

Immigration

US could face human rights crisis after Trump's xenophobic immigration orders

Hidden among the promise of a wall and the withdrawal of funding to sanctuary cities is a much more insidious – and immediate – move to replace the ‘catch and release’ border policy with mandatory detention<p>Donald Trump is now effectively at war with undocumented migrants inside the US and those who …

'Sanctuary cities' are ready to fight Trump's potentially 'unconstitutional' executive order

The order has prompted a mixture of resistance and support from local lawmakers and police departments in the sanctuary cities, which typically refuse to honor federal requests to detain people on suspicion of violating immigration law even if they were arrested on unrelated charges.<p>Mayor Carlos …

Americans still support Donald Trump's immigration ban, poll shows

Despite breaking records for the lowest approval ratings for a new President, Donald Trump's immigration ban is still backed by a majority of Americans, according to recent polling.<p>The Republican president suffered the biggest defeat of his presidency yesterday as a court refused to reinstate his …

Trump adviser and Russian ambassador have regular contact, White House says

National security pick Michael Flynn spoke with Sergey Kislyak on day Obama expelled Russian officials, administration learns after Trump dossier released<p>Donald Trump’s national security adviser has been in regular contact with Russia’s ambassador to the US, it emerged on Friday, as the controversy …

Pelosi, House Democrats push FBI to investigate Trump-Russia ties

House Democrats emerged from a briefing about Russian interference in the 2016 election demanding that the FBI investigate what links may have existed between the Kremlin and President-elect Donald Trump's campaign.<p>"The FBI should be investigating this charge, because what is it that the Russians …

Explosive memos suggest that a Trump-Russia quid pro quo was at the heart of the GOP's dramatic shift on Ukraine

The dossier was part of an opposition-research project conducted by a former British spy, Christopher Steele, at the behest of anti-Trump Republicans and, later, Democrats. Steele was the former head of the Russia desk in Moscow for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6. The …

Russia

The Real Reason Any Russian Meddling Is An American Emergency

The bizarre saga of potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has created a genuine emergency in American politics. This isn’t necessarily because of Russia’s actual actions — unless the most peculiar allegations turn out to be accurate — but because of Donald Trump’s …

FBI joins 5 other intelligence agencies in investigating secret Russian aid to Donald Trump

The agency has been looking into possible Trump-Russia connections for months<p>New reports indicate that the FBI, along with five other intelligence and law enforcement agencies, have been working together for months to investigate whether the Russian government spent money to aid Donald Trump in his …

For Chinese officials, Trump perhaps better the devil they don't know | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provoked outrage in Beijing when she pushed the South China Sea to the top of the regional and U.S. security agendas.<p>Now as an international court prepares to hand down a ruling that threatens China’s sweeping claims in the vital …

China

China’s Strange Trump Love

Trump’s overblown antics have only drawn the Chinese to his brand; nowadays, a trip to New York is not complete without a selfie in front of Trump …

Trump Vows to Improve Relations With Russia, China if Elected

Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to seek better relations with Russia and China if elected president in November and said he would make U.S. allies bear more of the financial burden for their defense.<p>In a major speech, Trump delivered a withering critique of Barack Obama's …

Former Australian ambassador to Washington says Trump has ‘no regard’ for US alliances and needs to radically change policy to reassure America’s allies<p>A Trump presidency would be “certain” to cause substantial problems in relations with China and sink the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade …

How Trump could put U.S.-China relations on the right track

<i>John Pomfret, a former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing, is the author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.”</i><p>There are glimmerings of hope among some China watchers that President Trump might have a chance to right America’s very skewed …