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Police: Clinton dogs died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:25pm

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

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:21pm

East Coast governors from both parties are refusing to deploy National Guard resources to the U.S.-Mexico border in protest of a federal immigration policy that is separating children from their families.

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight

Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:12pm

Calling the shots as his West Wing clears out, President Donald Trump sees his hard-line immigration stance as a winning issue heading into a midterm election he views as a referendum on his protectionist policies.

Wisconsin sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:08pm

A Wisconsin sailor who died at Pearl Harbor will be laid to rest more than 75 years after his death.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

Joshua Replogle and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:06pm

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.

The Latest: Speakers address slavery apology resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:05pm

The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local):

'Don't leave me, Mom': Detainee tells of separation from son

Gene Johnson and Manuel Valdes, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:54pm

The call came at mealtime — an anonymous threat demanding $5,000 or her son's life.

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:50pm

Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched anxiously Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye upon leaving Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:48pm

Hundreds of sailors lined ship decks and piers on Tuesday as a Pearl Harbor attack survivor who doggedly pushed the federal bureaucracy to identify the remains of fellow servicemen killed in the bombing visited the storied naval base to say what could be his final goodbyes.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump to discuss border amid outrage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:42pm

President Donald Trump's immigration policies have come under intense scrutiny because of the forced separation of more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents. Democrats and some Republicans are urging an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:

Navajo police force to grow by 12 with Friday graduation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:40pm

The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras.

The Latest: EU says it's committed to Human Rights Council

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:39pm

The Latest on the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations' main human rights body (all times EDT):

Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:38pm

An Idaho couple who says their son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.

5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:36pm

Five people have been charged in a "smuggling scheme" following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Teen said he took bomb to school to cause fear, police say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:32pm

A Utah teenager told police that he tried to blow up a homemade device in his backpack at school because he'd been looking at Islamic State propaganda and wanted to cause fear, according to a video of the conversation shown in court Monday.

Sharpton, other leaders plan to visit children at border

Tramon Lucas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:28pm

Calling on the Trump administration to end its "insensitive policy," the Rev. Al Sharpton and a coalition of social justice leaders announced Tuesday that they plan to visit immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:19pm

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.

Lawsuit: Chicago police falsely ID thousands as gang members

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:19pm

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.

White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:10pm

The White House aide who led the planning for President Donald Trump's meeting last week with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has decided to leave the Trump administration to return to the private sector.