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President Donald Trump's order to stop separating migrant children from their parents spread confusion and uncertainty along the border, as officials worked to come up with an overall plan to reunite families while sending conflicting signals about the state of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
Parents who remained locked up struggled to get in touch with children being held in many cases hundreds of miles away. Some said they didn't even know where their children were. Others said they had been deported without them.
A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children taken from their families at the border in recent weeks have been reunited since May.
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The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.
The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age. Police collection of cellphone tower information has become an important tool in criminal investigations.
The outcome marks a big change in how police can obtain phone records. Authorities can go to the phone company and obtain information about the numbers dialed from a home telephone without presenting a warrant.
The Honduran toddler in a pink jacket pictured sobbing at the U.S.-Mexico border was not separated from her mother when they were detained, as was widely assumed, a man who identified himself as her father told various news outlets.
The 2-year-old was photographed by John Moore of Getty Images as outrage was growing over President Donald Trump’s policy of breaking apart families who had crossed the border illegally. But in fact, she and her mother remained together, the father, Denis Valera, said.
“My daughter has become a symbol of the ... separation of children at the U.S. border. She may have even touched President Trump’s heart,” Valera told Reuters in a telephone interview.
President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after the November elections. GOP leaders said they'd press on anyway, but his comments further damaged their attempt to win over wavering lawmakers for a measure already facing likely defeat.
A little more than four months before the congressional elections, Trump also took a new shot at Democratic lawmakers, accusing them of spreading "phony stories of sadness and grief" about young immigrants separated from parents by his "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossings.
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The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest legislative package on opioids in recent history, NBC News reported.
The package, made up of 58 bills, would direct federal agencies to prioritize training, support recovery centers and conduct research to help combat the growing epidemic, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says killed 42,000 people in 2016.
Among the provisions: requiring medical records list a patient's addiction history, change how prescription pills are distributed and direct the National Institutes of Health to develop non-addictive painkillers.
The package passed 396-14 after months of debate and now heads to the Senate.
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A judge has ordered two parents accused of shackling, starving and beating some of their 13 children to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after two days of horrific testimony at a pre-trial hearing.
David and Louise Turpin were in court for the hearing's second day Thursday in a Southern California case that attracted worldwide attention following their arrests last winter. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found probable cause that they abused 12 of their 13 children for years.
The judge threw out a domestic violence charge involving the youngest daughter.
At the same time, seven of their adult children were in a separate courtroom at a guardianship hearing.
The Minnesota Vikings is the first NFL franchise to host a large-scale summit focused on the inclusion of LGBTQ athletes in sports.
More than 200 people gathered at the summit in Eagan, Minnesota...
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Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation's chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president.
Those are the findings of a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which comes as federal authorities continue their months-long criminal investigation into Russia's intervention in the 2016 election and the actions of President Donald Trump's campaign.
Already, prosecutors have charged four Trump campaign associates — including the one-time campaign chairman, Paul Manafort — with felonies as part of the probe, and special counsel Robert Mueller wants to question the Republican president directly.
The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall guitar installed this week.
The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the word "rhythm" was misspelled on the rhythm and treble switch.
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The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope.
For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from Central America — many as unaccompanied minors — poetry has given them a chance to tell the world both about their journeys north — and through the byzantine immigration system.
"A lot happens in life, most of it sad, an occasional happiness, and sometimes you have no choice but to play the clown and laugh on the outside, even though inside we feel less than failures," wrote one of them in a poem titled "The Future."
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A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated a month ago have been reunited after she sued in federal court and the Justice Department agreed to release the child.
A woman has died after her fiancé's dog attacked her outside their home in Huntingtown, Maryland, Thursday morning, police said.
Someone driving past a home in the unit block of Cherry Hill Road about 7:15 a.m. saw the woman being attacked and called 911, Maryland State Police said. When a state trooper arrived, he found the dog attacking the woman in an overgrown area near the home's front yard.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after a cruise vessel carrying 326 people hit six moored sailboats in Boston Harbor on Thursday morning.