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Trump teases ‘big league statement’ on immigration at US-Mexico border

(CNN)President Donald Trump teased on Thursday that he has a “major statement” forthcoming on illegal immigration into the United States from the southern border. The President said his announcement is expected either Thursday or Friday. “This is a big league statement. We are going to do something very dramatic on the border because people are coming into our country,” Trump said. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, traveling in Guatemala, said Thursday morning he has spoken with Trump but did not say anything about a possible announcement. “In all honestly…

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‘I thought he was playing an innocent game’

But, over time, she noticed a change in his behaviour. He would no longer want to join in with family activities he usually enjoyed. Concerned, she decided to check the game – and discovered he had been communicating with others on a third-party app. It was at that point she realised her son had been groomed into sending sexually explicit images of himself. “We came across some pictures,” she tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. “It was horrifying. I was physically sick.” Roblox told the programme it was unable to…

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Energy firms ‘must help elderly customers’

In its report, the commission said energy companies, regulators and the government were failing to consistently meet the needs of customers. Energy prices to increase for millions What has happened to energy since privatisation? Commission chairman, the Labour peer Lord John Whitty, said: “From listening to those on the front line, it’s very clear that there are huge variations in the way energy suppliers deal with those in need.” He said those examples ranged from “really good practice” to cases of “seriously insensitive” treatment that “fall far short of acceptable”.…

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Rape victims’ therapy guidance ‘cruel’ – Labour

Rape victims asked to hand phones to police Why are rape prosecutions falling? The guidance is aimed at those involved in arranging therapy, therapists and lawyers involved in making decisions in relevant cases in England and Wales. It was introduced in 2002, when Labour was in government. It says that pre-trial discussions of alleged sexual assault “may lead to allegations of coaching and, ultimately, the failure of the criminal case”, and advises that therapists should avoid exploring in detail the substance of the specific sexual assault allegations. It also states…

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Nancy Pelosi: Facebook ‘Wittingly’ Enabled Russian Political Meddling

Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that “When something like Facebook says, ‘I know this is false … It’s a lie but we’re showing it anyway,’ well to me it says two things,” Pelosi said to applause at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. “I was giving them the benefit of the doubt on Russia … I thought it was unwittingly, but clearly they wittingly were accomplices and enablers of false information to go across Facebook.” Pelosi also said that attacks like those on Facebook also made it more difficult to…

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The continental US just had the wettest 12 months in the 124 years on record

(CNN)There’s never been a wetter 12 months than the period that recently ended, reported the National Weather Service, which has been keeping such records for 124 years. A map created by NASA shows just how much groundwater there was on May 13, 2019, compared with previous months of May. Areas in blue have more groundwater than previous Mays; places in orange and red have less. Hurricanes, bomb cyclones and El Niño Hurricanes Florence and Michael dumped massive amounts of rain last year across the Southeast. Atmospheric rivers, which suck water…

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21 nations take part in regional evacuation drill in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus’ foreign minister says 21 countries are taking part in a drill organized by the east Mediterranean island nation that involves the possible evacuation of civilians from Middle Eastern nations. Nikos Christodoulides said during the drill’s final phase Thursday that given its proximity to the Middle East, Cyprus has an important role to play as a regional “safe transfer hub.” Taking part were warships and aircraft from countries including the U.S., France, Israel, the U.K. and Germany. The drill involved various rescue operation scenarios during the transport…

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Kylie Jenner Is Getting Roasted For Her Suspicious Face Wash Routine

Kylie Jenner’s controversial So when the billionaire makeup mogul decided to expand her cosmetics empire and launch her Kylie Skin collection earlier this month, the reaction was decidedly mixed about her first foray into skincare.  The reality TV star has been promoting the brand by sharing videos of herself using the products, like her foaming face wash, which she swears is her secret to clear skin.  In a video posted on Wednesday, Jenner pumps an ample amount of the product onto her hands, but only spends approximately six seconds applying…

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Too good: Top spelling bee kids humble dictionary in finals

It started routinely enough, with 10 of the 50 spellers exiting the stage in the first round. Then the kids started schooling Scripps. In the next round, only six spellers were eliminated. The following round saw five more depart. Four left in the round after that, and at that point, spellers had been on stage for 4 hours, 45 minutes. Scripps and broadcast partner ESPN prefer to bring about a dozen spellers into the prime-time finals, so the bee continued as the prospect of a lunchbreak became an afterthought. Finally,…

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