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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, June 21

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

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1. Trump Signs Order Temporarily Stopping Family Separations

After days of outrage, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will end family separation at the border. 

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

The order does not end the "zero-tolerance" policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally. But it would keep families together while they are in custody.

It also doesn't change anything yet for the some 2,300 children taken from their families since the policy was put into place. 

Read more here.

2. Terminally Ill NJ Pup Crossing Things Off His Bucket List

A New Jersey pup is spending his last few months on earth living it up. 

Odin is a four-year-old St. Bernard and his family said doctors gave him just a few months to live after being diagnosed with bone cancer. 

But he and his parents are spending that time checking things off his bucket list. He's been to several famous Garden State spots and even visited a Hooters. 

Read more here.

3. 4 NYC Restaurants Among Some of the Best in Entire World

A famous New York City restaurant is no longer the best in the world. 

Eleven Madison Park fell all the way to number four in a yearly ranking of the world's best 50 restaurants. 

It's not a complete surprise, however, the restaurant closed for renovations just after claiming the top spot last year. 

Read more here.

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