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Trump administration moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

The Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants in a major escalation of the president's battle to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Smoke alarms recalled due to risk of failure to activate

Check your smoke alarms. Universal Security Instruments is recalling 180,000 smoke alarm units due to a risk of them not being able to alert you if there is a fire.

Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny

President Donald Trump says Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with a wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
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New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not.
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US poised to begin immigration enforcement operation

A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump, according to two administration officials and immigrant activists.

Trump shows love-hate for social media as he leads ‘summit’

President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, was convening a White House conference Thursday of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.
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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.

Alex Acosta, embattled labor secretary, defends handling of Jeffrey Epstein case

Embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his handling of a decade-old plea deal with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex crime charges when Acosta was the U.S. attorney in Florida's Southern District. Acosta is facing renewed scrutiny and criticism over the case after Epstein was arrested on new federal sex trafficking charges in New York last week. 

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