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Friday, July 20, 2018

A government lawyer acknowledged Monday that the Trump administration will miss its first court-imposed deadline to reunite about 100 immigrant children under age 5 with their parents. Department of Justice attorney Sarah Fabian said during a court hearing that federal authorities reunited two families and expect to reunite an additional 59 by Tuesday’s deadline. She said the other cases are more complicated, including parents who have been deported or are in prison facing criminal charges, and would require more time to complete reunions. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered the administration to reunite families separated as part of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, said he will hold another hearing Tuesday morning to get an update on the remaining cases. He said he was encouraged to see “real progress” in the complicated reunification process after a busy weekend when officials from multiple federal agencies tried to sync up parents and children who are spread across the country. STORY FROM LENDINGTREE Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed “Tomorrow is the deadline. I do recognize that there are some groups of parents who are going to fall into a category where it’s impossible to reunite by tomorrow,” he said. “I am very encouraged by the progress. I’m optimistic.” Lee Gelernt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who leads a lawsuit against the federal government, sounded more skeptical. When asked by the judge if he believed the government was in full compliance of the court order, Gelernt said there was much more work to be done. “Let me put it this way: I think the government in the last 48 hours has taken significant steps,” he said. “We just don’t know how much effort the government has made to find released parents. I don’t think there’s been full compliance.” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, based in San Diego. (Photo: U.S. District Court) The difficulty in reuniting the first 100 children shows the challenge that lies ahead as the Trump administration braces for another deadline in two weeks to reunite nearly 3,000 older children – up to age 17 – with their parents. The process is complicated because of all the different situations that emerged over the weekend. The government initially identified 102 children under age 5 who needed to be reunited but removed three children from that list because investigations into their cases revealed that those children came with adults who were not their parents, Fabian said. Twelve parents were found to be in federal and state custody on criminal charges, making a reunification impossible since the government can’t transfer minors to state and local prisons to protect the well-being of the child. Nine parents were deported, and the government established contact with only four of them, Fabian said. Four children had been scheduled to be released from government custody to relatives who weren’t their parents, leading the government to question whether to allow that process to be completed or to redirect the child back to a parent. Gelernt said he understood many of the hurdles but urged the judge to force the government to scrap its time-consuming investigation into every single case and start a 48-hour clock to reunify families that remain separated by Tuesday. Sabraw said he would decide that during Tuesday’s hearing. Fabian said one of the silver linings of the busy weekend is that her office worked closely with its challengers at the ACLU to share information on each child’s case, to ensure that representatives from immigration advocacy groups and volunteer organizations could be present during each reunification. Gelernt said they’re doing that to help the parents, who are often released from custody with no money and nowhere to go. Fabian said that coordination has led to a more formalized process between government agencies and with the immigrants’ lawyers that should make reunifications go more smoothly in the coming weeks. “I think this process over the weekend helped us see what information, and in what form, is the most useful to share,” she said. “I’d like to make that as efficient a process as possible.” -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Trump denies US opposition to WHO breastfeeding resolution -

Monday, July 9, 2018

Havana plane crash leaves more than 100 dead -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families’ -

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Donald Trump says he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ruben Silié rappellé pour consultation

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La République Dominicaine vient de rappeler Rubén Silié, son ambassadeur en Haïti pour consultation. La décision intervient juste après la décision de la CARICOM de suspendre une demande d’adhésion de la République dominicaine. Le président Michel Martelly avait participé à Trinité et Tobago à une réunion spéciale du Bureau des Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de la Communauté des  Etats de la CARICOM au sujet de la sentence TC/0168/13 adoptée par la cour constitutionnelle dominicaine le 23 Septembre 2013. Santo-Domingo a également suspendue le dialogue engagé avec Haïti avec la facilitation du Venezuela. Ce qui avait permis au deux pays…

China military sends air patrols through new defense zone: Xinhua

A Chinese military plane Y-8 airborne early warning plane flies through airspace between Okinawa prefecture's main island and the smaller Miyako island in southern Japan

(Reuters) – China’s military sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol into disputed air space over the EastChina Sea on Thursday, the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported, quoting a spokesman for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. The move raises the stakes in a standoff with the United States,Japan and South Korea over the zone. Japan and South Korea sent their own military aircraft through the air space on Thursday. The Chinese patrol mission was “a defensive measure and in line with international common practices,” said Shen Jinke, a spokesman for China’s air force, in the Xinhua…

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Six arrests in football match-fixing investigation

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Six men have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency investigating alleged match fixing in English football. At least three footballers are reported to be among those held across the country, but the BBC understands that none is linked to professional clubs. Sources have said the suspects include ex-Premier League player Delroy Facey. The NCA said the focus of the operation was a suspected international illegal betting syndicate. Continue reading the main story How it works Dan RoanBBC chief sports correspondent International, invariably Asian, betting syndicates dispatch a fixer to search out semi-professional, non-league players in the lower…

Eyeing holiday sales, more U.S. retailers to open on Thanksgiving

Woman stands with an American Girl shopping bag at The Grove mall in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – Macy’s Inc and a slew of other U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckled brawl for a bigger slice of overall holiday sales. But it might not be so easy to lure most Americans from their turkey and football – particularly if the weather is foul. Department store rivals Kohl’s Corp and J.C. Penney Co Inc led a string of Thanksgiving opening announcements after Macy’s said it would open its U.S. stores on the popular holiday, ending a 155-year tradition. Sales trends, survey results and an online “Save Thanksgiving” backlash suggest…

Arizona couple ‘held three daughters captive’ in home

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Police in Arizona say three sisters were held captive in filthy conditions for up to two years by their mother and stepfather in the city of Tucson. Investigators say two of the girls, aged 12 and 13, escaped and alerted a neighbour after their stepfather tried to attack them with a knife. Officers then found a 17-year-old locked in her bedroom. The girls were malnourished and dirty and told the police they had not taken a bath in up to six months. “They were kept in filthy living conditions separately and told patrol officers that they had not seen each…

$7.5M Bitcoin fortune buried in landfil

Rick Bowmer, AP

Sitting beneath about four feet of garbage in an area of a Welsh landfill the size of a football field sits a fortune — in the form of a computer hard drive that James Howells threw out this summer while cleaning up his workspace. On it: the cryptographic “private key” he needs to access 7,500 Bitcoins. And since the digital currency hit a major milestone yesterday, with a single coin now worth more than $1,000 on the most popular exchange, that tossed hard drive is worth more than $7.5 million. Unfortunately, Howells doesn’t have a firm sense of when he…

Météo peu clémente sur les relations Haïti-République Dominicaine

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(Port-au-Prince) — La configuration des relations bilatérales haïtiano-dominicaines est remise en cause avec les derniers développements de l’actualité, notamment l’arrêt du 23 septembre 2013 de la cour constitutionnelle de la République Dominicaine, qui supprime la nationalité de plus de 200.000 Dominicains d’origine haïtienne. C’est ce qu’estime le président Michel Martelly, qui s’est exprimé lors d’une réunion spéciale du bureau des chefs d’État de la Communauté Caraïbe (CARICOM) à Trinidad le 26 novembre dernier, mais qui ne s’est jamais adressé formellement à la nation haïtienne sur le sujet. « La décision de la cour constitutionnelle dominicaine vient incontestablement remettre en cause la…

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