Confusion continues as immigrant children remain separated from parents

Confusion continues as immigrant children remain separated from parents

Three days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when caught illegally crossing the southern border, much is left to be sorted out. An administration official said on Friday evening that U.S. Customs and Border Protection “expects that all unaccompanied children in their custody who were separated from adults who were being prosecuted will have been reunited with their families.” But the news…

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Massachusetts governor’s son accused of sexual assault on flight

Massachusetts governor’s son accused of sexual assault on flight

The adult son of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has been accused of sexual assault by a woman on a JetBlue flight Wednesday. The incident allegedly happened on flight 1354 from Washington, D.C., to Boston, according to Boston ABC affiliate WCVB. “On June 20, the crew of flight 1354 were notified of an incident between customers shortly before landing in Boston,” JetBlue said in a statement. “The aircraft landed at approximately 11 p.m. local time where…

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Migrant mistruths and more: FACT CHECK FRIDAY

Migrant mistruths and more: FACT CHECK FRIDAY

This was not intended to be a weekly segment. But since ABC News started its FACT CHECK FRIDAY four weeks ago, the mistruths, falsehoods and misleading statements from President Trump and his administration seem to be only increasing in frequency. Care to check that statement? See how the Washington Post zeroed in on the trend. This past week was dominated by news of a backlash the Trump administration faced over its decision to separate migrant…

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Senate investigators seeks detail about Roger Stone’s 2016 Russia contact

Senate investigators seeks detail about Roger Stone’s 2016 Russia contact

U.S. Senate investigators are demanding President Donald Trump’s longtime political supporter Roger Stone produce documents related to a meeting he had with a Russian citizen offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. “I have no reason to dissemble or hide it because nothing illegal or improper happened at the meeting or subsequent to the meeting,” Stone told ABC News during an interview this week. The committee’s request comes days after it was…

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US Navy preparing to house 25,000 migrants at remote facilities: Memo

US Navy preparing to house 25,000 migrants at remote facilities: Memo

The U.S. Navy is preparing to house as many as 25,000 migrants at remote Navy facilities in California, Arizona, and Alabama, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of an internal Navy document. The document, prepared for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer by an assistant secretary, appears to have been written in anticipation of the Trump administration requesting the Department of Defense house migrants at U.S. military facilities. The existence of the memo, which ABC has…

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Father of the crying Honduran girl says she and her mother weren’t separated

Father of the crying Honduran girl says she and her mother weren’t separated

The father of the young girl from Honduras whose picture has become an iconic image of the immigration battle now says that his daughter and wife were never separated by U.S. authorities. A picture of the little girl crying for her mother was widely circulated and while the photographer made it clear he didn’t know the fate of the pair, the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy had separated many families in similar situations. The girl…

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Clothing company aims to raise $100K for charity with ‘I Really Care’ line

Clothing company aims to raise $100K for charity with ‘I Really Care’ line

Wildfang, a clothing brand based in Portland, Oregon, has created a fashion line for charity in response to the jacket Melania Trump wore while en route to visit migrant children in Texas Thursday. The first lady’s sartorial choice — a green jacket from Zara with the words “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back — raised eyebrows though her spokeswoman insisted there was “no hidden message” behind the clothing. Within hours of…

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Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teenage migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistreated. Private contractors who run the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, about 25 miles (42 kilometers) southwest of Miami, showed journalists around the campus like-complex for about an hour. Journalists were not permitted to interview the children, and no cameras or recorders of any kind were allowed inside….

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House passes comprehensive bill to combat growing opioid epidemic

House passes comprehensive bill to combat growing opioid epidemic

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, comprehensive bill Friday that aims at curbing the country’s growing opioid epidemic. By a vote of 396-14, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients Communities Act, which is the collective product of the lower chamber’s extensive effort this year to combat the opioid crisis. The bill contains several Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms, such as adding a review of current opioid prescriptions and screening for…

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WATCH: Lava flow at Galapagos Islands lights up the night

WATCH: Lava flow at Galapagos Islands lights up the night

Now Playing: Anthony Bourdain toxicology report released Now Playing: Why is Turkey going to the polls again? Now Playing: Lava flow at Galapagos Islands lights up the night Now Playing: Confusion over reunification for separated families at the border Now Playing: New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth Now Playing: These realistic characters are actually made of cake Now Playing: ‘I didn’t like the sight’: Trump signs executive order ending family separation Now…

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