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  • Trump Admin. Discussed Separating Moms, Kids in Feb. 2017

    The Department of Homeland Security was discussing separating migrant children from their mothers in the earliest days of the Trump administration, NBC News reported. Obtained by MSNBC, notes from a closed-door town hall meeting on Feb. 2, 2017, for Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers show the agency's chief told officers they might have to "hold mothers longer" and "hold children in HHR/ORR," an acronym for facilities for children run by the Department of Health and Human...

  • Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs if China Retaliates

    President Donald Trump launched a pre-emptive strike in the trade conflict with China, directing his aides to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for new 10% tariffs—in case Beijing retaliates against the tariffs the U.S. imposed earlier this month.

  • Church suspends talks to ease Nicaragua political crisis

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaragua's Roman Catholic hierarchy has suspended a dialogue with the government aimed at ending a two-month political crisis.The...

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  • White House Issues Strategies to Combat Growing Orbital Debris Risks

    Officials have explicitly ruled out international treaties to combat hazards from orbital debris, even as they roll out strategies to revamp U.S. responses to the growing problem.

  • Some Tipped Workers Believe Initiative 77 Will Cut Their Pay

    Voters will decide Tuesday whether to raise the minimum wage for tipped workers in the District. Derrick Ward reports on how the measure could affect restaurant workers and others.

  • What D.C. Voters Need to Know for the Primary

    D.C. voters will make their picks in council and other contests Tuesday and decide whether to gradually get rid of the alternate minimum wage for tipped workers. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and D.C. allows same-day registration. It is a closed primary, though the only Republican running for D.C. Council, in Ward 6, is unopposed.  Barry Trotz Resigns as Washington Capitals Head Coach Here's a look at some key votes: Initiative 77 Giant Plant That Can Cause Blindness, Burns Found...