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First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant children

First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant childrenMelania Trump on Thursday went on a damage-control mission near the Texas border with Mexico, visiting children displaced by the countrys immigration crisis and showing a softer side than the hardline policies of her husband, U.S. President Donald Trump. The first lady left the White House quietly in the morning and flew to Texas for the unannounced visit, a day after Trump signed an executive order keeping intact families who cross into the United States illegally from Mexico.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:53:13 -0400
Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutional

Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutionalBy Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws was unconstitutional in a ruling allowing more presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges appointed by agency staff rather than the president, as judges in the federal judiciary are, to decide matters as varied as unfair trade practices, veterans benefits and patent infringement. The justices sided with Raymond Lucia, a California-based former radio host and investment adviser who had been banned by an SEC administrative law judge from investment-related work and fined $300,000 for making misleading claims in his "Buckets of Money" retirement wealth strategy.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:46:29 -0400
U.S. appeals court calls D.C. sniper's life sentences illegal

U.S. appeals court calls D.C. sniper's life sentences illegalThe 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that Lee Boyd Malvo should be resentenced for his role in the so-called D.C. sniper case, which left 10 people dead over three weeks in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. It cited recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles violated the Constitution's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and that this rule applied retroactively.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:44:04 -0400
Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits regionBy Richard Cowan and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing an administration policy that had drawn global condemnation. Trump's announcement came as his wife, Melania, made a damage-control visit to a border detention facility in Texas where children are being held.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:17:47 -0400
Remains of U.S. war dead being returned from North Korea: Trump

Remains of U.S. war dead being returned from North Korea: TrumpU.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War were in the process of being returned to the United States from North Korea, correcting a statement he made a day earlier. "And I understand ... that theyve already sent back or are in the process of sending back the remains of our great heroes who died in North Korea during the war," Trump said at a Cabinet meeting. Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore earlier this month, said on Wednesday the remains of 200 American servicemen had been sent back.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:23:51 -0400
Trump administration to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: Washington Post

Trump administration to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: Washington PostWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. "We're suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody," an unnamed official told the newspaper. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:42:31 -0400
U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure

U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failureThe U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The inspector general said "our objective is to assess FAAs oversight of Southwest Airlines systems for managing risk." The office will write a report after it completes the review and may make recommendations. A Southwest Boeing 737 engine failed in midair on April 17 after it lost a fan blade, killing one passenger.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:53:30 -0400
U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing cools

U.S. labor market tightening; mid-Atlantic manufacturing coolsBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening of labor market conditions. Other data on Thursday showed a moderation in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in June amid a decline in new orders. Firms, however, continued to report overall increases in employment this month.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:46:07 -0400
U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit

U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit(Reuters) - Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:10:47 -0400
Koko, gorilla who used sign language, dies in California

Koko, gorilla who used sign language, dies in California"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center said in a statement, adding she passed away in her sleep. While some scientists questioned the sign language claim, the "talking" lowland gorilla nevertheless became an ambassador for her species, which is threatened by logging and poaching in their native habitats in central Africa. The Gorilla Foundation said Koko touched the lives of millions as an icon for interspecies communication and empathy.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:46:32 -0400
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