New images of Texas detention facility released

New images of Texas detention facility released

New images from U.S. Health and Human Services show the newly opened detention facilities for immigrant minors in Tornillo, Texas. Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Tornillo site Sunday where teenage boys who illegally entered the U.S. without adults are being housed in tents tightly packed with rows of bunk beds. The protesters called on the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents at the border. The boys were being moved there to make…

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Mixed views of Trump-Kim summit, fewer uneasy about conflict now, CBS News poll shows

Mixed views of Trump-Kim summit, fewer uneasy about conflict now, CBS News poll shows

By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto In the aftermath of the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit, fewer Americans are now uneasy about possible conflict with North Korea. More feel the countries moved closer to peace than to war, though most feel it’s too soon to say. More than half of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of North Korea, specifically, and his overall approval rating has inched up to 42…

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Trump directs Pentagon to create military Space Force

Trump directs Pentagon to create military Space Force

President Trump officially directed the Pentagon to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military in space on Monday. Speaking at a National Space Council meeting at the White House, Mr. Trump called for a “space force” to ensure American dominance on the high frontier. The president also signed his administration’s third Space Policy Directive, calling for establishment of new protocols and procedures to manage and monitor the increasing numbers of satellites in low-Earth orbit…

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How auto tariffs could hike prices and cut jobs

How auto tariffs could hike prices and cut jobs

DETROIT – Every workday, about 7,400 trucks mostly loaded with automotive parts rumble across the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Canada, at times snarling traffic along the busy corridor. But if President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles and components, far fewer big rigs will be heading to factories that are now humming close to capacity on both sides of the border. The tariff threat could be a…

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CBS News poll: Two-thirds say separating families “unacceptable”

CBS News poll: Two-thirds say separating families “unacceptable”

Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who’ve been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Much of this is driven by large percentages of Democrats (90 percent) and independents (66 percent) who find it unacceptable, while Republicans are more divided overall, with 39 percent calling it unacceptable, and one in five had not heard enough about it. Older, very conservative Republicans are more apt to say it is acceptable, while…

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Iowa farmers face hefty losses from U.S.-China trade war

Iowa farmers face hefty losses from U.S.-China trade war

When President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods, China swiftly vowed to retaliate with their own levies on American products. As a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies intensifies, perhaps no one is more in the line of fire than U.S. farmers. Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybean exports to the People’s Republic could cost Iowa farmers as much as $624…

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2 firefighters accused of making porn in firehouse

2 firefighters accused of making porn in firehouse

AKRON, Ohio — Two Akron Fire Department firefighters have been placed on leave following allegations they created pornographic videos in an Akron fire station, reports CBS affiliate WOIO. At a press conference Monday, Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said his department is still investigating when and where the alleged incidents happened, but confirmed some of the content was reported to be made on city property.  He said the city of Akron has launched an internal…

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Nielsen defends family separation during heated White House briefing

Nielsen defends family separation during heated White House briefing

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 8:05 PM EDT Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen addressed reporters Monday amid intense backlash on the Trump administration’s policy of prosecuting immigrants crossing the border that has resulted in the separation of families. She blamed Congress for a supposed “loophole,” calling on the legislative body to fix the issue, despite the fact that the situation has been spurred by the administration’s decision to expand prosecutions.  “As long as illegal entry…

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Nielsen: “The children are not being used as a pawn”

Nielsen: “The children are not being used as a pawn”

CBS News June 18, 2018, 5:12 PM How to watch today’s White House press briefing live: Date: Monday, June 18, 2018 Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Who: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Online: Watch live stream on CBSN, or in the player above Potential briefing topics: Immigration separation: The Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border has caused a national outcry. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Nielsen defended the “zero tolerance” policy Monday. President Trump blamed…

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Nielsen defends family separation in heated White House briefing

Nielsen defends family separation in heated White House briefing

Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 8:05 PM EDT Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen addressed reporters Monday amid intense backlash on the Trump administration’s policy of prosecuting immigrants crossing the border that has resulted in the separation of families. She blamed Congress for a supposed “loophole,” calling on the legislative body to fix the issue, despite the fact that the situation has been spurred by the administration’s decision to expand prosecutions.  “As long as illegal entry…

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