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  • Parted at U.S. border by Trump policy, migrants seek their children    (2018-06-22)
    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May.
  • Few client communications found so far in Michael Cohen documents: judge    (2018-06-22)
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A review of documents seized from U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has so far turned up only a handful of communications between Cohen and his clients, a federal judge said in a written order on Friday.
  • Top U.S., Russia energy officials to meet on Tuesday: source    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's energy minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.
  • Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill until election    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.
  • U.S. energy secretary to meet Russia's oil minister on Tuesday    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia's oil minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude.
  • Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
  • Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration bill effort    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, sending mixed signals to his party amid an ongoing crisis over his border policies.
  • Judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump campaign chief's money laundering charge    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday dealt another blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, refusing to dismiss a money laundering charge brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Republicans aim to debate immigration bill next week, ignoring Trump plea    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representative still plan to bring an immigration bill up for a vote next week, despite President Donald Trump's urgings on Friday to drop the effort until after November's elections.
  • Ex-Trump campaign manager loses bid to dismiss money laundering charge    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a money laundering charge brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
  • Putin leading xenophobic movement out to damage U.S., Hillary Clinton says    (2018-06-22)
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has positioned himself as the leader of a xenophobic movement that wants to weaken the United States' traditional alliances and undermine democracy, former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday.
  • Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location data    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
  • Russia's Lavrov plans to meet Bolton in Moscow: RIA    (2018-06-22)
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet U.S. national security adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow, RIA news agency reported on Friday.
  • In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp    (2018-06-22)
    PAHRUMP, Nev. (Reuters) - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.
  • Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort    (2018-06-22)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday Republicans in Congress should drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections.
  • U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
  • Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
  • Trump tries to defuse immigrant crisis, but policy hit by confusion    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies on Thursday to begin reuniting immigrant families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, but his efforts to roll back a policy that drew global condemnation were beset by confusion.
  • U.S. spending bill would halt transfer of F-35s to Turkey    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed a spending bill on Thursday including a provision to block Turkey's purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets unless it drops a plan to buy S-400 missile defense systems from Russia.
  • Melania Trump's jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children    (2018-06-21)
    MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.
  • Trump: North Korea 'total denuclearization' started; officials see no new moves    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearization ... has already started," but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.
  • Majority of Americans say Trump should agree to interview with Mueller: poll    (2018-06-21)
    (Reuters) - Most Americans think President Donald Trump should agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if asked, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
  • Despite Trump order, border child separations could go on: legal experts    (2018-06-21)
    (Reuters) - The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.
  • U.S. House OKs farm bill with major food stamps changes    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a massive Republican farm bill with changes to the government food stamps program that make it unlikely to become law in this form.
  • SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.
  • White House proposes merging Labor, Education departments    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday proposed merging the U.S. Labor and Education departments into a single agency, as part of what senior officials described as the biggest federal government reform since the Great Depression.
  • U.S. House approves farm bill with major food stamps changes    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive farm bill renewal on Thursday with changes to the government food stamps program that make it unlikely to become law in this form.
  • Kushner meets with Egypt, Qatar leaders about Mideast plan    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Jared Kushner met separately on Thursday with the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, two in a series of meetings Kushner has held in the Middle East over a much-anticipated U.S. plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Trump: North Korea blowing up test sites, 'total denuclearization ... has already started'    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearization ... has already started taking place" without providing any details.
  • Judge denies request by ex-Trump campaign aide to suppress evidence    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from a storage unit.
  • Judge denies request by Paul Manafort to suppress evidence    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from a storage unit.
  • Trump's foreign policy will make Europe stronger, U.S. official says    (2018-06-21)
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran, new tariffs on European Union metal imports and U.S. demands for higher defense spending in Europe are part of a strategy to strengthen the West, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
  • Trump directs U.S. agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing an administration policy that had drawn global condemnation.
  • Supreme Court finds SEC judge appointments unconstitutional    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws was unconstitutional in a ruling allowing more presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies.
  • Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing a policy that had drawn global condemnation.
  • Trump to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: report    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
  • Trump says he is directing agencies to reunite separated immigrant families    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is directing government agencies to reunite immigrant families separated after crossing into the United States from Mexico.
  • House speaker says DHS working to reunite separated immigrant families    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working to reunite immigrant families who have been separated by U.S. officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.
  • House conservatives: unlikely any immigration bill will pass    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday they believed it was unlikely either of the two immigration bills up for a vote will pass the chamber.
  • Trump to meet Jordan's King Abdullah at White House June 25    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House on June 25, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.
  • Leading Republican senator says will 'take a look' at immigration legislation    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican conference chairman sounded a cautious note on Thursday about the prospects of passing immigration legislation, saying in a Fox News Channel interview only that his Republican-led chamber would have see if it can pass any bill that comes out of the House of Representatives.
  • Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was unconstitutional.
  • White House's Kushner meets with Egypt's Al Sisi about Middle East peace plan    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Jared Kushner met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Thursday, the White House said in a statement, as he continues to conduct meetings in the Middle East over a much-anticipated plan he is drafting for peace between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
  • Democracies facing crisis of faith: survey    (2018-06-21)
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The world's democracies are facing a severe crisis of public faith, according to the conclusions of a large study published on Thursday.
  • House Republicans short of votes to pass immigration bill: lawmaker    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have not yet rounded up the votes needed to pass immigration legislation they plan to take up later on Thursday, a member of the House Republican leadership said.
  • Ross says U.S. must create 'more painful' environment in trade: CNBC    (2018-06-21)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday the United States needs to make it harder for its trading partners to have high trade barriers in order to achieve President Donald Trump's ultimate goal of lower barriers and a level playing field.
  • U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy    (2018-06-20)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official.
  • U.S. identifies North Korea test site it says Kim committed to destroy    (2018-06-20)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official.
  • White House to propose merging Labor, Education departments: WSJ    (2018-06-20)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to propose on Thursday to merge the U.S. departments of Labor and Education, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
  • Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain    (2018-06-20)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.


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