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Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelight
A small Texas farming community near El Paso with no traffic lights, a cotton gin and two dollar stores has found itself playing the uncomfortable host to a U.S. government tent city for children suspected of illegal border crossings. In a quiet corner of Texas with vast desert spaces, dusty roads and cotton fields, Tornillo was thrust into the limelight when the first tents went up last week. The tent city has come under scrutiny amid outcry at home and abroad over the Trump administration's policy of separating parents and children after families cross the border from Mexico illegally.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:12:50 -0400
U.S. House postpones vote on 'compromise' Republican immigration bill
By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have decided to delay until Friday a vote on one of the immigration bills they had planned to take up on Thursday. The vote on the so-called compromise Republican plan was pushed back to Friday to allow members additional time to review it, with a meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT, according to a senior House Republican aide. The House defeated by a 193-to-231 vote on Thursday another, more conservative immigration bill designed to significantly reduce visas for legal immigration into the United States and to temporarily protect illegal "Dreamer" youths from deportation.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:10:49 -0400
U.S. to continue referring adult illegal border crossers for prosecution
The U.S. Border Patrol will continue to refer for prosecution adults who are caught crossing the border illegally, a spokesman for the Customs and Border Protection said on Thursday. "Family unity will be maintained for families apprehended crossing the border illegally, and they will be transferred together to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement," the spokesman said in a statement.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:10:21 -0400
U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosion
Eight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others. The plaintiffs, eight passengers from Flight 1380 on April 17 and one passenger's husband, filed suit on Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York. Passengers Cindy Candy Arenas, Jaky Alyssa Arena, Jiny Alexa Arenas, Elhadji Cisse, Donald Kirkland, Beverly Kirkland, Connor Brown, and Cassandra Adams, and Cindy Arenas' husband, Joe Leos Arenas, allege that Southwest acted negligently in its responsibilities to maintain and repair its aircraft and aircraft components.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:08:26 -0400
U.S. oil, gas system methane leaks larger than EPA estimates: study
U.S. oil and gas drilling and related operations give off much more of the powerful greenhouse gas methane than the federal government estimates, wasting about $2 billion of fuel a year, scientists said on Thursday. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is colorless and odorless. It is a major force in short-term global warming because it has more than 80 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after it escapes to the atmosphere.
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:04:09 -0400
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