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Nevada's partisan split on display during Trump visit

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LAS VEGAS -- Dan Martinez is tired of people -- including his sister -- constantly ripping President Donald Trump for seemingly everything he says, does and tweets.

The former military veteran and current Teamster saw the president speak at the Nevada Republican Party State Convention on Saturday, and when it was over felt emboldened. Empowered...Read more

People flock to social media to take sides after Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked to leave restaurant

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It didn't take long before word got out that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant -- or for people to hail her ejection as a brave move or denounce it as intolerance.

"I just served Sarah Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members...Read more

Kerry Kennedy and Dolores Huerta rally supporters of immigrant family reunification

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MCALLEN, Texas -- Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, joined labor activist Dolores Huerta at a park in this border city Saturday to announce a hunger strike to demand the government reunite immigrant families it separated.

"Reunify these families now," Kennedy told a crowd of hundreds. She called on lawmakers to "end this ...Read more

Iraqi cleric al-Sadr announces alliance with PM al-Abadi

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BAGHDAD -- Influential Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr declared Saturday his Shiite bloc had agreed to form an alliance with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's own Shiite bloc, as the country's government began to take shape more than a month after elections.

The goal of the new alliance was to overcome sectarianism in the country. The Cabinet was ...Read more

Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast

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LOS ANGELES--Boeing Co.'s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone's more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.

The 51-foot-long, yellow and gray autonomous undersea vehicle is being designed to glide just beneath the waves or...Read more

Man dies trying to rescue 5-year-old boy from river in Sequoia National Park

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A young man died trying to rescue a 5-year-old boy who had fallen into the Kaweah River on Saturday in California's Sequoia National Park, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near the park entrance, according to a statement from the National Park Service.

After entering the park about 6:45, the boy's family decided to walk ...Read more

Babies separated from immigrant parents are in Miami shelters, lawmaker says

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MIAMI -- At least 10 babies and toddlers taken away from their parents after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are being housed in "tender-age shelters" in Miami-Dade County, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said Saturday.

Wasserman Schultz said the children -- whose ages range from newborns to 5-year-olds -- are being sheltered at His...Read more

1 killed, 156 more injured in blast at rally in Ethiopia

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- One person was killed and 156 others were injured by an explosion at a political rally in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Saturday, Health Minister Amin Aman said.

Organizers claimed that the attack was aimed at Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Nine police officials were detained after the blast, state broadcaster ETV ...Read more

Man jailed for 36 years in killing of Chicago policeman is freed after confession is tossed

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CHICAGO -- Jackie Wilson, one of two brothers convicted of killing two Chicago police officers, walked out of Cook County Jail, a free man for the first time in more than 36 years.

The sudden freedom for Wilson, 57, came after Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks ordered his release a few hours earlier. The judge had tossed out Wilson's ...Read more

Florida officials denied access to South Florida migrant shelter

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As four federal lawmakers from Florida walked into the shelter housing 1,179 migrant children in Homestead Saturday, five elected officials were denied access to the facility.

The group of state and local Democrats who wanted to assess conditions in the shelter were dismayed when they were told they had to request a tour two weeks in advance.

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A crying child became the symbolic face of family separations. Does her back story matter?

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A young girl sobs. Standing over her is a smiling Donald Trump. "Welcome to America," the accompanying text reads.

The cover of Time's July 2 edition lifts the image of a 2-year-old Honduran girl, Yanela Sanchez, from a photo of her crying as a Border Patrol agent pats down her mother at the border in Texas. Yanela's image is plopped onto a red...Read more

Ethiopian prime minister says attack won't deter reforms

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia ––Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said a "well-orchestrated attack" that injured scores of people in the capital Addis Ababa has failed to sow discord as the country embarks on a series of political and economic reforms.

"Whoever is trying to darken our joy and love, dilute our unity, you will not succeed," Abiy ...Read more

Inside the California facilities holding children separated from their parents at the border

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In a quiet nook in the small city of La Verne, small cottages topped with Spanish tile are spread across a green campus.

Long ago, it was an orphanage. Now it's a group home for foster children. Recently, it also became one of several shelters in the Los Angeles area that began to house children who have been split from their parents at the ...Read more

Europe is ready to retaliate as trade dispute with US intensifies

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BRUSSELS –– The European Union says it will continue a tit-for-tat escalation in its trade dispute with the U.S. while countering President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. is being treated unfairly by the 28-nation bloc.

Jyrki Katainen, the EU commissioner in charge of jobs and growth, told the French newspaper Le Monde in a story ...Read more

Former Vatican diplomat sentenced after confession in child-porn case

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VATICAN CITY –– A former Vatican career diplomat was sentenced Saturday to five years in prison over child pornography charges.

Vatican judges took just two days to hear the case against Italian Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, who was found guilty of possessing and distributing child pornography.

The priest, who was also fined $5,800, ...Read more

As refugee numbers plummet, jobs go unfilled, report concludes

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SAN DIEGO -- With the flow of refugees into the U.S. at a trickle, many who work with new arrivals worry that the low numbers will have a lasting impact on economies, schools and families in places like San Diego, where many used to resettle.

The International Rescue Committee, a resettlement agency with offices in the San Diego area, released ...Read more

SC congressional nominee seriously injured in car crash

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Katie Arrington, who defeated Rep. Mark Sanford in the South Carolina Republican primary this month, was seriously injured in a car accident Friday night.

Her Democratic opponent in the general election, Joe Cunningham, said Saturday morning that he is suspending campaign activities until further notice.

"Katie sustained a fracture in her back...Read more

Trump renews sanctions on North Korea due to 'extraordinary threat'

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended sanctions against North Korea for one year, saying it still posed an "extraordinary threat" despite days earlier insisting Pyongyang was no longer a nuclear danger to the U.S.

The sanctions were renewed under an executive order reauthorizing a "national emergency" originally put in ...Read more