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Sarah Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant because she works for Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant by its owner because she works for President Donald Trump.<p>"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left," Sanders …

Donald Trump

Crude oil pours into river from derailed train in US

Around 30 train cars came off the tracks, which are thought to have been weakened by recent flooding in Iowa state.

Oil Spills

Child Marriage Is Legal In 48 States. These Women Are Asking Why.

Over the past two years, at least 20 state legislatures have considered whether to ban marriage under 18. Only two have actually done it.<p><b>Brigitte Combs was legally married</b> at a courthouse in San Marcos, Texas, in 1984. She was barely 15, and her seven-months-pregnant stomach showed in her …

LGBTQI

What People Outside the U.S. Really Think About Americans

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Every country has its stereotypes, both good and bad.<p>As one of the biggest populations in the …

Demographics

Beyoncé Fans Call Out Madonna Over Ill-Conceived Social Media Post

The Beyhive is pissed at Madonna.<p>On Friday morning, the 59-year-old entertainer hit up social media with an altered image taken from Beyoncé and …

Social Media

Uninvite Obama to Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, organisations ask

Christina Pitt<p>Two organisations have written open letters to the Nelson Mandela Foundation to ask it to withdraw its invitation to former US …

Nelson Mandela

Trump renews sanctions on N Korea citing 'extraordinary threat'

Extension of punitive measures comes despite Trump previously saying Pyongyang no longer posed a 'nuclear threat'.<p>US President Donald Trump extended sanctions against North Korea for one year, saying the country still posed an "extraordinary threat" despite insisting just days earlier that …

North Korea

Fox & Friends host on separated children: “These aren’t our kids”

Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade launched into a passionate defense of President Trump and his approach to dealing with the immigration crisis on …

Donald Trump

13-Year-Old Killed in Front of Mom in Road Rage Shooting After Man Allegedly Follows Them to Dentist

On Thursday Meghan Bigelow was driving her three boys to a dentist appointment in a Denver suburb when she was followed into the parking lot by …

Crime

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to border facility

<b>McAllen, Texas (CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday for a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the US border.<p>"I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion and your …

Donald Trump

The Supreme Court is poised to make Trump’s human rights crisis at the border even worse

Trump can get much crueler, once the Court gives him the green light.<p>The Trump administration’s position in <i>Trump v. Hawaii</i>, the Muslim Ban case, is …

Rights & Freedoms

McKinley, Texas, Girl Who Was Slammed to the Ground by Police at a Pool Party in 2015 Wins Settlement 

Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party.<p>Dajerria Becton, who was 15 …

Fort Worth

Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

ZURICH (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbors Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Tehran.<p>President Donald Trump in May pulled the …

South Asia

Anthea Butler on Family Separation: "This is America; this has always been America."

U. Of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler has published a powerful piece at the Huffington Post that details how the separation of families at the …

Donald Trump

Texas deputy sexually assaulted undocumented immigrant's child, sheriff says

A Texas sheriff's deputy was being held Monday on a charge of "super aggravated sexual assault" of a 4-year-old girl after authorities say her mother, an undocumented immigrant, was being blackmailed to stay silent about the abuse — or face deportation.<p>Jose Nunez, a 47-year-old detention officer …

Immigration

Minneapolis Cops Secretly Used 'Date Rape Drug' on Suspects for Years: Report

Veterinarians use it as an animal tranquilizer because it induces a temporary paralysis-like state of euphoria. Predators have slipped it into the …

Justice

'Where are the girls?' DHS chief shrugs, can't say where migrant girls and toddlers are held

Department of Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen showed up at the White House press briefing to answer questions from a White House press corps …

Immigration

Trump says he is directing Pentagon to create a "Space Force"

President Donald Trump said today that he is "directing" the Pentagon “establish a space force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces,” to be called …

Donald Trump

Kamala Harris Calls for DHS Secretary Nielsen to Resign Over Family Separations at the Border

Amid mounting criticism regarding the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the southern border, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) …

Immigration

The mass shooting nobody will march against

In the pre-dawn hours yesterday, the nation experienced yet another mass shooting. One dead, 22 injured, including a 13-year-old boy. It took place …

Guns

These 18 Post-Apocalyptic Survival Life Hacks Will Keep You Alive At The End Of The World.

No matter what you see on the news, it’s unlikely our civilization is going to crash and burn within our lifetimes. But just because we don’t expect …

Lifehacks

Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War

America’s largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and reengage with mainstream culture.<p>It was immediately clear that change was afoot in Dallas. I’ve attended the annual gatherings of the Southern Baptist Convention dozens of times, but walking around the convention …

Faith

5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies

The business of personal genetic-testing kits is booming, with consumers able to learn about their ancestry and health risks at the cost of just $99 …

Molecular Biology

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

Theology

UK Church puts spotlight on human trafficking to mark Day for Life

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – For this year’s Day for Life, the Catholic Church in England and Wales is raising awareness about human trafficking and …

Pope Francis

AP News : NOT REAL NEWS: Walmart not housing immigrants for DHS

NOT REAL NEWS: Walmart not housing immigrants for DHS<p>By The Associated Press<br>Published: Jun 15, 2018<p>Walmart is not working with the Department of Homeland Security to create detention centers for migrants despite reports online claiming the two have been working together in recent years.<p>The U.S. …

Homeland Security

Florida school shooting survivors launch US-wide gun-reform tour

Pupils from a US school that experienced a mass shooting in February have started a bus tour to promote tougher gun control laws. The two-month trip …

Guns

Paul Manafort is in the klink. It's OK to be pleased

Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager of Donald Trump, is in the klink. It’s OK to be pleased.<p>Oh, Manafort.<p>As one of the early casualties of the Trump-Russia inquiry, he was first indicted in October 2017, in Washington, on charges of conspiracy, money laundering and false statements. He …

Donald Trump

DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In 6 Weeks

The Department of Homeland Security says 1,995 minors were separated from their "alleged adult guardians" at the southern border in just over a monthlong period.<p>A DHS spokesman said the separations occurred between April 19 and the end of May under the administration's relatively new "zero …

Immigration

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States | No Más Bebés | Independent Lens | PBS

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn’t have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of …

Santa Barbara