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Like an electrocardiogram or a stock ticker, filings in a California federal court case known as Ms. L. vs. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement provide a real-time and precise gauge - in this case, of the residual but ongoing cruelty visited upon children by the Trump administration's family separation policy.
Talks between the United States and Canada continued over the past week, with the fate of North American trade at stake. President Donald Trump and Mexico have cut a deal in which Mexico essentially conceded more market share in the automotive industry to the United States, so now it is up to negotiators for Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to come to an agreement that brings Canada into the bargain, so as to assure that the whole thing makes the most economic sense and Congress approves it.
WASHINGTON - She was sitting in a wheelchair as they carried her son's casket into the Capitol Rotunda Friday. Roberta McCain, 106, held granddaughter Meghan McCain's hand and lifted a handkerchief to dab her eyes. Wearing lipstick, pink blush and a polka dot white blouse, she sat silently as congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence lauded Sen. John McCain, who died last week at age 81. When the tributes were over, Roberta was the last member of the family to touch his flag-draped casket. She crossed herself afterward.
MORTON, Ill. - Two hours after dawn breaks, Brett Fugate waits to catch the early-morning wind as it moves across the soybean fields that border his one-story welding shop. He is outside, atop a makeshift tower, one arm balancing his body on a railing, the other holding a large steel chime. The wind is coming, and once it does, he'll get a better sense of how the chime will toll, not just across the rural flatlands of central Illinois, but next month in a Pennsylvania field when it, along with 39 others, will ring in perpetuity for the 40 people who died there Sept.
As the search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts continues, her father is pleading for anyone who might have information on her whereabouts - no matter how "remotely out of the ordinary" it may be - to come forward. "It doesn't matter what we're going through; we just need people to think - because somebody knows something and they don't even know it's important," Rob Tibbetts told ABC's "Good Morning America." "We can get Mollie back; we just have to have somebody call." Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, went on an evening jog almost two weeks ago and has n
Dozens of bioethicists and medical experts are calling for a federal investigation of clinical trials that turned agitated people being treated by paramedics into unwitting research subjects. Minnesota paramedics used either the anesthetic ketamine or a different powerful drug to sedate patients, under research studies run by Hennepin Healthcare System in Minneapolis. Patients or caregivers were not asked for permission to participate, and they were informed only later that they had become part of a medical experiment.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court comes at a tense moment. It could drastically shift the court's tenuous ideological balance, and it comes not long after Senate Republicans disgracefully blocked President Barack Obama from making a court pick in his final year. More than ever, the court is in danger of becoming viewed as an instrument of politics rather than an independent, nonpartisan branch of government. That is why senators must be even more exacting than usual when they evaluate Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's sweeping immigration crackdown faltered Wednesday after GOP leaders watched members of their party help defeat a border bill championed by the president and a federal judge ordered the government to swiftly reunite migrant families. By a vote of 301 to 121, the House rejected a wide-ranging GOP immigration bill that would have funded President Donald Trump's border wall, offered young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and partially addressed the family-separation crisis at the southwest border. The vote came hours after the president twe