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Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:59am

The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman.

Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:54am

Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, the State Department said, bringing the total number to 25.

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:44am

The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions — and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law.

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families

Will Weissert, Susan Montoya Bryan and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:36am

Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May

Nomaan Merchant, Susan Montoya Bryan and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:34am

About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.

A need to verify NKorea nuclear pledges

Deb Riechmann and Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:34am

The Trump administration on Thursday identified the missile test engine site that it says North Korea has pledged to destroy, but the president's latest comments about resolving the nuclear standoff have raised new questions about what concessions Pyongyang has made.

Hope, despair in poetry by immigrant children in US lockup

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:18am

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.

Today's protests: Many voices, social media, not 1 leader

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:26pm

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights.

Today's protests: Many voices, social media, not 1 leader

Sharon Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:12pm

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers' strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights.

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:48pm

A 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer in Pennsylvania seconds after he fled a traffic stop did not pose a threat to anyone, a lawyer for the family of the teen said.

The Latest: Protesters take to streets after police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:48pm

The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:14pm

The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month.

Where pot is now legal, no-longer-criminals seek forgiveness

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:08pm

Despite its name, hippie reputation and liberal spirit, Vermont hasn't always been kind to pot smokers. Now, as the state moves to legalize weed beyond medical use, those punished in the past for marijuana misdemeanors are seeking forgiveness.

Final session for 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:06pm

Bill Larkin spent 23 years in the U.S. Army before starting a second career in politics as a state lawmaker in the New York Legislature, arriving in 1979.

The Latest: House immigration overhaul hanging by a thread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:56pm

The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local):

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:32pm

The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):

Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after separation at border since May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:22pm

Administration official tells AP: About 500 children reunited with families after separation at border since May.

Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack is reburied in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:08pm

A sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was reburied at a Colorado cemetery on Thursday after his previously unknown remains were identified through DNA.

University of Oklahoma president says $1B debt not uncommon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:06pm

The president of the University of Oklahoma says the school's nearly $1 billion debt is large but comparable to similar public universities.

99-year-old woman organizes Vermont border policy protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:03pm

A 99-year-old Vermont woman who turns 100 this weekend has joined in on the protests against the separation of immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border.