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House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:14pm

President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:14pm

The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Mandalay Bay hotel in Vegas floods after water main break

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:54pm

A water main broke Tuesday flooding a convention center in the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas.

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:52pm

A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the next.

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:52pm

House Republicans say the FBI hasn't adequately addressed the issue of bias within the agency and are threatening to hold top department officials in contempt or even impeach them.

Opening statements in ex-New York Senate leader's retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:06pm

Opening statements are set to begin in the retrial of ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges.

The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:06pm

The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT):

Jurors to resume deliberations in Mafia boss murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:04pm

Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993.

Nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting nears result

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:04pm

Maine election officials are ready to announce election results in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting.

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:54pm

A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."

Police: Clinton dogs died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:51pm

Police say the two dogs found dead outside a Clinton home last month died of natural causes.

Trump takes swipe at South Carolina's Sanford in GOP meeting

Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:34pm

President Donald Trump took a sarcastic dig at Rep. Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who has been critical of the president, during a meeting on immigration with House Republicans Tuesday night. Sanford fired back later, telling The Associated Press that he found it "startling" that Trump would attack him during a meeting about "a crisis."

Senator denied entry to see Florida child migrant facility

Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:08pm

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:54pm

A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog.

27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there's an app for that

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:47pm

Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:42pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:55pm

In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery.

Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:47pm

President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to campaign for Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term.

Storms, flooding lead to 2 Wisconsin deaths, 1 in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:46pm

Authorities have attributed two deaths in Wisconsin and one in Michigan to storms and flooding.

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:41pm

The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their families.