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Connecticut eatery with same name as restaurant that booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets threats, bad reviews

Monday  20:56,   25 june 2018

On Friday night, about 525 miles from where White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being booted from a restaurant called the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., the owner of an Connecticut restaurant was riding out the evening rush at her[...]

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans

Monday  16:15,   25 june 2018

The Association for Library Service to Children said the stereotypes in Wilder's books were “inconsistent” with its values.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Immense rains are causing more flash flooding, and experts say it’s getting worse

Monday  06:45,   25 june 2018

As air temperatures have warmed, record rainfalls across the eastern United States in May led to deluges in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and in the Great Lakes region.OLD FORT, N.C. —Brian Gentry was certain his 33,000-pound truck would be[...]

Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie

Sunday  03:35,   24 june 2018

Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children's TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned her stands on immigration and health care. The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police[...]

Louisiana fishermen wait for help from Trump administration

Sunday  01:37,   24 june 2018

Bayou crawfishermen thought President Trump would clean up their swamp but there's no help in sight. 1/4 SLIDES © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media[...]

Using DNA tests to reunite migrant families on the border raises privacy concerns

Saturday  23:30,   23 june 2018

Genealogy companies could help reunite families separated at the border, but migrants would also run privacy risks.SAN FRANCISCO — Genetics testing companies are offering to help reunite families separated at the border, but it's unclear how[...]

Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate

Saturday  18:31,   23 june 2018

<p>Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle.</p>Load[...]

Out-of-control iguanas infesting South Florida

Friday  23:15,   22 june 2018

South Florida's not quite Jurassic Park, but it's getting close. Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun[...]

Blue is the new orange as Guantanamo preps for new prisoners, maybe Islamic State fighters

Friday  21:36,   22 june 2018

Earlier this month, in a drill shrouded in secrecy, prison guards practiced for something that hasn't actually happened at Guantanamo in a decade. They rehearsed receiving a new war-on-terror detainee. GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Earlier[...]

10 states to sue over child separations, Trump executive order

Friday  11:10,   22 june 2018

"What they're doing right now is unconstitutional," Washington Solicitor General Noah Purcell said."This is a rogue, cruel and unconstitutional policy," Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement on Thursday. "We're[...]

About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Friday  05:40,   22 june 2018

The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):8:25 p.m.A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the[...]

Florida deputy reunites with 3-year-old girl he saved from hot car

Friday  00:55,   22 june 2018

A Florida deputy has been reunited with a 3-year-old girl that he rescued after her mother allegedly left her alone in a sweltering car for more than 12 hours. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office congratulated Bill Dunn alongside a photo it posted[...]

Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

Thursday  15:25,   21 june 2018

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.&nbsp;Protesters in East Pittsburgh staged[...]

2 Wisconsin deaths attributed to storms

Wednesday  02:55,   20 june 2018

Authorities have attributed another death in Wisconsin to the storms that caused widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office says severe thunderstorms toppled a large oak tree onto a camper on Lake Chetac,[...]

New images of Texas detention facility released

Tuesday  10:31,   19 june 2018

Protesters gathered outside the facility Sunday where teens who entered the country without adults are being heldNew images from U.S. Health and Human Services show the newly opened detention facilities for immigrant minors in Tornillo,[...]