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Koko, Who Learned Sign Language, Love Cats, Dies at 46

Koko, Who Learned Sign Language, Love Cats, Dies at 46

Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world’s views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died
Governor Orders Inquiry of Abuse Claims by Immigrant Children

Governor Orders Inquiry of Abuse Claims by Immigrant Children

Virginia’s governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long
Lawmakers Ask for Inquiry Into Zinke Land Deal

Lawmakers Ask for Inquiry Into Zinke Land Deal

Democratic lawmakers are calling for an investigation into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with the
First Lady Visits Detention Center; Outrage Over Treatment of Immigrants Remains

First Lady Visits Detention Center; Outrage Over Treatment of Immigrants Remains

Images of crying toddlers and reports of 2,300 children separated from parents who are detained for crossing the U.S. southern border without documentation have triggered reactions against the
Immigration Bill Faces Uncertain Fate on Capitol Hill

Immigration Bill Faces Uncertain Fate on Capitol Hill

The U.S. House defeated a conservative immigration bill Thursday while a vote on a second measure was delayed until next week, citing concerns about a bill thought to have more support among
Trump's Immigration Actions Could Shape Midterm Election

Trump's Immigration Actions Could Shape Midterm Election

President Donald Trump's decision to reverse a policy of separating immigrant families coming across the U.S. southern border came in the wake of a political firestorm this week. It also sets the
Trump’s Immigration Actions Could Shape Midterm Election

Trump’s Immigration Actions Could Shape Midterm Election

This week could turn out to be pivotal for the Trump White House as both major parties get ready for midterm congressional elections in November.President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse a policy
AP FACT CHECK: Trump Falsely Claims Progress on North Korea

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Falsely Claims Progress on North Korea

President Donald Trump is trumpeting results of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that get ahead of reality.He is declaring that North Korea has begun ridding itself fully of nuclear
Mother, Son Reunited After Separation at US Border

Mother, Son Reunited After Separation at US Border

A migrant mother from Guatemala and her seven-year-old son were reunited early Friday after being separated a month ago at the U.S. border.Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia and her son Darwin were
Europe to Impose New Tariffs on US Goods

Europe to Impose New Tariffs on US Goods

The European Union is set to impose tariffs Friday on billions of dollars worth of American goods -- including jeans, bourbon and motorcycles.The action is the latest retaliation against U.S.
Supreme Court Hands Victory to Privacy Advocates

Supreme Court Hands Victory to Privacy Advocates

In a victory for privacy advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that cell phone location data cannot be obtained by government agencies without a search warrant.In a 5-4 vote, the justices
Melania Trump 'sends message' with 'I really don't care' jacket

Melania Trump 'sends message' with 'I really don't care' jacket

Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice – a jacket reading “I really don’t care, do u? - carried a baffling counter-message, sparking an uproar on
Kentucky Governor Downplays Effect of EU Tariffs on Bourbon

Kentucky Governor Downplays Effect of EU Tariffs on Bourbon

In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the
Putin May Meet With US Security Adviser Bolton Next Week, TASS Reports

Putin May Meet With US Security Adviser Bolton Next Week, TASS Reports

Kremlin officials are discussing a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States National Security Adviser John Bolton when he visits Moscow next week, according to
Joining Backlog of Asylum Seekers on Texas Border

Joining Backlog of Asylum Seekers on Texas Border

Honduras native, Carlos and his 17-year-old son were nabbed after crossing the Rio Grande River into the U.S. “We were walking after we crossed the river,” he told VOA in Spanish. “All wet. That’s
Trump Threatens 20 Percent Tariff on EU Cars

Trump Threatens 20 Percent Tariff on EU Cars

U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 20 percent tariff on vehicles assembled in the European Union and shipped to the United States, in retaliation for European tariffs on American
Insurgents Kill 20 Afghan Forces, Abduct 33 Construction Workers

Insurgents Kill 20 Afghan Forces, Abduct 33 Construction Workers

Officials in Afghanistan said Friday insurgents in separate attacks have kidnapped 33 employees of a construction company and killed at least 20 government security forces.The Taliban has launched
Octogenarian Ex-New England Mob Boss Convicted in '93 Slaying

Octogenarian Ex-New England Mob Boss Convicted in '93 Slaying

A federal jury on Friday found a former New England mob boss and an associate guilty of the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose remains were discovered buried in Rhode Island two years ago.Jurors

Trump Threatens 20% Tariff On European Cars After EU Retaliates With Its Own Taxes

The POTUS stated that he will respond likewise if the tariffs placed on U.S. products are not removed. |
(Im)migration News Recap, June 17-23

(Im)migration News Recap, June 17-23

Editor's note: We wanted a way to keep you updated with the top immigration, migration, and refugee stories every week — the ones that will most affect you, our international readers, viewers and