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The Latest: Pope reiterates opposition to separating kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:54pm

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):

Confusion and uncertainty at the border after Trump acts

Nomaan Merchant and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:49pm

The federal government wrestled with the fallout Thursday over President Donald Trump's move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.

Court records: Woman charged in leak case reaches plea deal

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:48pm

Court records indicate a woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet has reached a deal with prosecutors.

Real name of mystery man who died in 2002 revealed

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:47pm

When a man named Joseph Newton Chandler III put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger in his apartment outside of Cleveland in 2002, he left behind $82,000 in a bank account and an enduring mystery about his actual identity that's been finally solved with the help of forensics, genealogy and old-fashioned sleuthing

Lawsuit: Military policy for non-citizens discriminatory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:46pm

A civil liberties group is suing the Trump administration in San Francisco over a policy that requires green card holders to pass a background check before they can start military service.

Q&A: Plan evolving for Nevada's first execution in 12 years

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:42pm

Nevada's first execution in 12 years has been set for July 11, and officials say they have the drugs they need.

Correction: Doughnut Shop-Foreign Language story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:41pm

In a story June 19 about a doughnut shop ending its offer to give coupons to customers who reported workers shouting in foreign languages to management, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a photo of the sign was posted Monday on Twitter by a displeased customer. The original post appears to have been sent by a producer for WBAL-TV.

Lawyer: No apparent justification for fatal shooting of teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:40pm

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.

Thwarted before, North Carolina GOP wants photo ID mandate

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:36pm

North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory.

The Latest: Disaster declaration issued after Texas floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:28pm

The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:28pm

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, a spokesman said Thursday.

Florida man faces up to 5 years for dogfighting conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:23pm

A Florida man has been convicted of a participating in a dogfighting operation.

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First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:22pm

Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.

Audit faults University of California sex misconduct process

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:04pm

University of California administrators failed to address sexual misconduct complaints in a timely manner and did not discipline faculty swiftly, state auditors said Thursday.

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Amy Forliti and Angie Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:02pm

Big Lake, Minnesota, resident Pam Tolve believes President Trump was just doing his job when he decided to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally.

Bullet removed from wounded man helps in murder conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:01pm

Prosecutors in South Carolina say a bullet in a wounded security guard shifted enough after a year to be safely removed, and it helped lead to a murder conviction in a related shooting.

Navajo commission aims to raise awareness of hate crimes

Mary Hudetz., Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:47pm

The killing this spring of a homeless man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred civil rights and Navajo Nation human rights advocates to push for more vigilance among community members in reporting attacks perceived as directly targeting Native Americans.

Officer hurt in Texas school shooting released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:43pm

A Houston-area school district police officer who was wounded during a campus shooting that killed 10 people has been discharged from a hospital.

Potential Manafort jurors could be asked about IRS, Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:39pm

Prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller's office want to ask potential jurors at the upcoming trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort about their views of the IRS and Ukraine, among other topics.

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:34pm

Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.