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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2018. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1918, a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and their families was rear-ended during an emergency stop by another train near Hammond,...


World

Mexico fans try new chant with eye on avoiding more fines

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Mexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country’s federation avoids another FIFA fine. Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won’t go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place. Standing next to a golden-domed cathedral, Mexican...


World

AP Top International News at 2:37 p.m. EDT

Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families ‘He cried and hugged me‘: Brazilian still separated from son Rival Koreas agree to August reunions of war-split families South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar UN: Basic human rights being ‘chiseled away’ in Venezuela...


World

'He cried and hugged me': Brazilian still separated from son

Brazil Separated Father

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Twenty-six days after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border with his son, a Brazilian man in detention says he has no idea when he may see his 9-year-old, who he fears is distraught and having difficulty communicating because he only speaks Portuguese. In a phone...


Business

Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roads

Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cradling her four-month-old daughter, Nour Obeid scans the car showroom and heads to the mid-sized SUVs. In the past, a woman looking to buy a car in Saudi Arabia would focus on the features in the back, but Obeid is checking out the driver’s seat, picturing herself...


World

Romanian party leader convicted of graft vows to change laws

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party vowed Friday to implement new laws that critics say will dilute the fight against corruption — a move that came a day after he got a 3½-year jail sentence for abuse of office. The Social Democrats reiterated their...


World

UN chief to meet with US secretary of state

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss “issues of mutual concern” that will likely include the Middle East peace process and North Korea. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the meeting is...


World

The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage

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ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections (all times local): 6 p.m. An opposition member of Turkey’s media watchdog has published a chart showing unequal airtimes on the state broadcaster for presidential and parliamentary candidates campaigning for Sunday’s...


World

UN: Basic human rights being 'chiseled away' in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government security forces in Venezuela carry out unjustified killings without any apparent consequences as the rule of law in the country quickly vanishes, a United Nations report charged Friday. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan...


World

Father of girl on Time cover says she's with her mother

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The father of the girl who is pictured crying on the cover of this week’s Time magazine says the Honduran foreign ministry told him that his daughter is detained with her mother in McAllen, Texas, and the two have not been separated. Denis Varela says he hasn’t heard...


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