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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

Les dominicains minimisent l’appel au boycott du Collectif du 4 décembre

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L’appel au boycott des produits dominicains lancé par le Collectif du 4 décembre en Haïti ne pourra pas affecter les relations d’affaires à long terme entre les deux pays, a déclaré vendredi Kai Schœnhals, président de l’Association des exportateurs dominicains(ADOEXPO). Haïti est le deuxième partenaire commercial de la Rép.dominicaine après les États-Unis, selon un rapport publié par le Centre dominicain d’exportation et d’investissement (CEI-RD), mais ne représente que 14.2% des exportations de la Rép.dominicaine. Ce chiffre révèle cependant, en partie, l’importance commerciale d’Haïti pour la République Dominicaine, d’où le caractère “temporaire” de l’impact d’un boycott de produits dominicains en Haïti….

Obamacare Website Enrollment Tops 1 Million

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By JOSH LEDERMAN 12/29/13 HONOLULU (AP) — A December surge propelled health care sign-ups through the government’s rehabilitated website past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration said Sunday, reflecting new signs of life for the problem-plagued federal insurance exchange. Of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled, nearly 1 million signed up in December, with the majority coming in the week before a pre-Christmas deadline for coverage to start in January. Compare that to a paltry 27,000 in October —the website’s first, error-prone month — or 137,000 in November. The figures tell only part of the story. The administration…

Saudi Arabia ‘to give Lebanon army $3bn grant’

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Crowds of mourners have been gathering at a mosque in Beirut Saudi Arabia is to give Lebanon’s army a grant of $3bn (£1.8bn, 2.8bn euros). Lebanese President Michel Sleiman made the announcement in a televised address after the funeral of a senior Lebanese politician killed in a car bomb attack. He said it would help fight terrorism. Mohamad Chatah, a Sunni Muslim, was a staunch critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement that backs him. Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah have taken opposite sides in the Syrian conflict. Coming to the boil “The king of the brotherly…

Sporting vs FC Porto;Green Bay vs Chicago; 76ers vs Lakers

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Woman suicide bomber kills at least 14 at Russian station

Interior Ministry members stand guard in front of the train station where a bomber detonated explosives in Volgograd

1 OF 13. Interior Ministry members stand guard in front of the train station where a bomber detonated explosives in Volgograd December 29, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/SERGEI KARPOV (Reuters) – A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the entrance hall of a Russian train station on Sunday, killing at least 14 people in the second deadly attack within three days as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics. The bomber detonated her explosives in front of a metal detector just inside the main entrance of Volgograd station. Footage shown on TV showed a massive orange fireball filling the stately colonnaded…

Syrie : Assad envoie un message au pape

Le président syrien Bachar Al-Assad a fait parvenir, samedi 28 décembre, un message au pape François par l’intermédiaire d’une délégation syrienne reçue à Rome par le numéro 2 du Saint-Siège, Mgr Pietro Parolin. La délégation « a apporté un message du président Assad pour le Saint-Père qui reflète la position du gouvernement syrien », indique le Vatican dans un communiqué. Selon l’agence officielle syrienne Sana, le président Assad remercie dans cette lettre le pape pour sa position sur la Syrie « confrontée à une agression », et affirme que toute solution au conflit doit passer par « un dialogue national entre les Syriens, sans interférences étrangères, car le peuple syrien est seul maître de son destin, et…

Antarctic ship: New bid to free vessel trapped in ice

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The BBC’s Andrew Luck-Baker: “We’re wondering if this is our lucky break.” An Australian vessel is en route to East Antarctica in a renewed bid to free a scientific mission ship trapped in dense pack ice since Tuesday. Earlier rescue attempts by Chinese and French icebreakers were foiled by the thick ice. However, a BBC correspondent on the Russian research vessel says big cracks have appeared, raising hopes that it may even be able to move on its own. Seventy-four scientists, tourists and crew are on the Academician Shokalskiy. The vessel is being used by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition to…

Dominican gold rush hits a bureaucratic slowdown

An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation's Pueblo Viejo gold mine is seen in Cotui

1 OF 5. An overview of Barrick Gold Corporation’s Pueblo Viejo gold mine, one of the world’s largest, is seen in Cotui December 11, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/RICARDO ROJAS (Reuters) – Little more than a decade ago, one of the world’s largest known gold deposits sat abandoned in the foothills of the Dominican Republic’s Central Cordillera mountain range. Car-sized boulders leached heavy metals into what locals called the “blood river,” its waters ran so red from contaminants. Today the mine, which reopened as Pueblo Viejo this year, hums with activity. Trucks withtires twice the size of an SUV roll through its massive open pits on…

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