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  • People fleeing violence in Central America have ‘legal right’ to apply for asylum in US: Advocate
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Two prominent international refugee advocates said that the U.S. may be overlooking key facts about the flow of immigrants across the southern border that has caused a sharp political debate.For one, people trying to cross into the U.S. to claim refugee status due to violence in their own ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 24, 2018
  • Trump has redefined the Republican Party, ‘unfortunately’: GOP senator
    U.S. Senate(WASHINGTON) --  A senator who is a leading GOP critic of President Donald Trump said the president has “unfortunately” redefined the Republican Party.Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, in an appearance on "This Week" Sunday, was responding to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, who noted that Trump has "consolidated ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 24, 2018
  • Turkey heads to polls for 2nd time since Erdogan imposed emergency rule
    iStock/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkey's voters will go to the polls Sunday for the country's second election since emergency rule was imposed after the 2016 attempted coup.President Recep Erdogan has since the attempted coup acted to reassert his position and his power, including through the imposition of emergency law that enables ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 24, 2018
  • Suspect dead, 2 officers hospitalized after San Diego shooting
    iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Two San Diego police officers were shot late Saturday and hospitalized responding to an incident they first thought may be an apartment fire.The suspect who allegedly shot the two officers was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is not yet known.One officer was last reported in ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 24, 2018
  • Saudi women get behind the wheel of a car for the first time in history
    iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- At the stroke of midnight on Sunday, women in Saudi Arabia got behind the wheels of their cars and drove in the streets of the conservative capital Riyadh, a daily mundane act everywhere else but here. They marked the historic end to a ban on women ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 23, 2018
  • Republicans prepare bill allowing migrant children to be detained more than twenty days
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Republican lawmakers are preparing to vote on a more narrow immigration bill that would allow immigrant children to stay in detention facilities with their parents for more than 20 days, senior White House and Hill officials tell ABC News.The bill would correct an issue with President Trump's executive ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 23, 2018
  • Mike Huckabee tweets photo of apparent gang he says is Nancy Pelosi’s ‘campaign committee’
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Arkansas Gov. and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posted a photo of apparent gang members on Twitter, saying they are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's "campaign committee."The image, tweeted Saturday morning, shows five tattooed men using what appears to be hand signs for MS-13, an international ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 23, 2018
  • Sarah Sanders says she was told to leave restaurant because she works for Trump
    Alex Wong/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Va.) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said she was told to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.Sanders wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the owner of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked her to leave because of who she ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 23, 2018
  • Former all-star Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with the Los Angeles Kings
    iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Former NHL all-star Ilya Kovalchuk, who left the league to play professionally in Russia, has agreed to join the Los Angeles Kings on a three-year deal, according to ESPN.ESPN adds that Kovalchuk will receive $6.25 annually on the deal. Kovalchuk left the NHL in 2013 to play ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 23, 2018
  • Texas mom breaks down as her 1-year-old hears for the first time
    Cook Childrens(AMARILLO, Texas) -- A Texas mother burst into tears when she saw her 1-year-old daughter could hear sound for the first time.The little girl was born unable to hear and doctors implanted a hearing device in May, but they did not activate it until this week.Cook Children’s Hospital in ... read more
    ABC NewsJune 22, 2018