About 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press Friday.
The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct by the adult.
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White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short has told staff that he'll be leaving the position this summer.
Two White House officials said Short disclosed his plans Friday. He did not offer an exact date, but said he would leave sometime this summer. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and demanded anonymity.
A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday.
The 12-year-old, who was not injured, told police that his mother and another driver were involved "in some type of road rage incident" near a business complex in the city of Westminster.
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Don't park in front of a fire hydrant. Seriously. And not just because it's illegal.
A New Jersey fire department posted a photo to its Facebook page of a sedan with its windows smashed, a large hose running straight through the car, with a simple message: "This is what happens when you park in front of a hydrant."
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued an El Niño watch for next fall and winter, raising the prospects for cooler, wetter weather across most of the United States and a significantly milder late hurricane season, according to NBC News.
The service’s Climate Prediction Center believes there is a 50 percent chance for an El Niño during the fall and 65 percent chance in the winter. An El Niño begins with warm water in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean and changes weather patterns across the world.
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