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  • 70 people to dress as superheroes to honor slain deputy at funeral

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — When two slain Wyandotte County deputies are laid to rest Thursday, the stadium is expected to be filled with law enforcement from around the country. There will also be dozens of superheroes in the crowd. That’s because Deputy Patrick Rohrer, who was killed along with Deputy Theresa King Friday while transporting a prisoner, was a comic-con fanatic. So are Rohrer’s kids. In a store full of superheroes shopping for sick children last Christmas, one 9-year-old girl’s […]

  • Protesters shout ‘shame’ at Kirstjen Nielsen as she dines at Mexican restaurant

    WASHINGTON — With chants of “shame” and “end family separation,” protesters shouted at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington. Protesters from the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America came into MXDC Cocina Mexicana, a popular restaurant near the White House, holding signs and confronted Nielsen on Tuesday night. The secretary had been sitting at the back of the restaurant and had a security detail at the time of the protest. Nielsen […]

  • Lewandowski on immigrant girl with Down syndrome taken from parents: ‘Womp womp’

    WASHINGTON — Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally. While appearing Tuesday on Fox News, former senior Democratic National Committee adviser Zac Petkanas shared an anecdote he had read about “a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome” who had been “taken from her mother and put in a cage.” “Womp womp,” the former Trump campaign manager responded. On Tuesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray […]

  • General Electric, an original member of the Dow Jones industrials, booted from index

    NEW YORK — General Electric, an original member of the Dow Jones industrial average, has been kicked out of the elite index. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Tuesday that the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines will be replaced in the 30-stock index by Walgreens Boots Alliance. GE was an original member of the Dow in 1896 and has been in it continuously since 1907. Being ousted from the Dow is the latest indignity for GE, which […]

  • Former immigrant shelter worker says he was told to separate hugging siblings

    ATLANTA — When Antar Davidson was ordered to separate two brothers and a sister tightly hugging each other, he realized his time as a youth care worker at an Arizona immigrant children’s shelter was coming to an end. “I was told that they should not be able to hug,” said Davidson, “and (I) basically realized that being in Southwest Key would mean — continuing to remain there, despite the good I was doing — would mean that I had basically […]

  • $4,000 a minute pours in to help reunite separated immigrant families

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — In less than four days, a California couple have raised more than $4 million — and counting — through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border. Charlotte and Dave Willner were inspired to start the campaign when they saw the viral image showing a frightened, crying 2-year-old girl looking up to the adults around her after crossing the border. The girl, who was with her mother and others, had rafted across the Rio Grande and […]

  • Sessions: Migrant children facilities not like Nazi Germany because ‘they were keeping the Jews from leaving’

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis “were keeping the Jews from leaving the country.” “Well, it’s a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country,” Sessions tried to explain during an interview Monday night with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Sessions later said if parents are deported, their children return to their home country with them. […]

  • Virginia elementary school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation’s first black president. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School, WTVR reported. Members of the school’s community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95 percent African-American according to WTVR, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were Barack Obama, Northside […]

  • Wailing kids heard on tape reportedly from detention center

    HOUSTON —  Children can be heard crying in newly-released audio obtained by ProPublica that was reportedly recorded in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.

  • Sheriff’s deputy accused of sexually abusing a 4-year-old, then threatening her mom with deportation

    BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — A Texas sheriff’s deputy is accused of a crime so heinous that his boss said it’s “disgusting and infuriating.” Bexar County deputy Jose Nunez, 47, allegedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl — then told the girl’s mother, an undocumented immigrant, that she would be deported if she told authorities. The 4-year-old girl is a relative of the suspect, Sheriff Javier Salazar said, but he didn’t specify the relationship. The sheriff said investigators have reason to believe […]

  • Mexican soccer fans’ celebration triggers earthquake sensors

    MEXICO CITY — A tweet describing an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday. But neither the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden nor Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported an earthquake in Mexico City that day. So what’s the deal? Did Mexico party so hard that it caused a man-made earthquake? The event wasn’t big enough to be measured in magnitudes and wouldn’t have been perceptible […]

  • Melania Trump ‘hates to see’ children separated from their families at borders

    WASHINGTON — In a rare statement on a policy issue, first lady Melania Trump weighed in through her spokeswoman on the immigration crisis taking place at America’s borders. “Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said on Sunday. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs […]