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Hundreds of children separated from their parents by US border agents

“Officials have repeatedly declined to provide data on how many families have been separated, but suggested that the number was relatively low” writes Caitlin Dickerson for independent.co.uk. The data was prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that takes custody of children who have been removed from migrant parents. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Exclusive: EPA chief’s aides, security agents made $45,000 trip to Australia

“The Republican-led House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is looking into Pruitt’s travel and security arrangements” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Two of his aides and three security agents flew to Australia last August on business-class tickets costing roughly $9,000 each to set up meetings for the EPA administrator.In addition to the three security agents, the team that went to Australia to prepare for Pruitt’s trip included his advance director, Millan Hupp, and Kevin Chmielewski, his deputy chief of staff at the time. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – SHIELD’s Ming-Na Wen Cameos on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

“ET/PT), Wen will guest star as a ruthless Kree leader, Phyla-Vell the Accuser, who will stop at nothing to hunt down the Guardians after they unwittingly steal a mysterious item from the warmongering alien race” reports ign.com. “Phyla-Vell is a fierce warrior who’s main objective is to bring criminals to justice,” Wen says of her badass character. Source: ign.com Share This:

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FBI agents may have found tapes of Michael Cohen’s conversations with Trump during raid: Report

“Earlier this week, Trump fumed about the “disgraceful” raid and specifically called out federal investigators” writes Ap Photo Seth for washingtonexaminer.com. If recordings were obtained, a separate Justice Department team and possibly a federal judge must examine the recordings before federal investigators would have access to them.Some members of President Trump’s inner circle are concerned that federal investigators took recordings from Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen during an FBI raid of the latter’s office and home earlier this week, according to a new report. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Estate agents disqualified over price fixing in Somerset town

“Two Somerset estates agents who secretly conspired with their competitors to fix prices have been disqualified from trading by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA)” writes Rhiannon Curry for telegraph.co.uk. Between them the agents dominated the local area and their market share was said to be potentially as high as 95pc. Michael Grenfell, executive director for enforcement at the CMA, said: “Agreeing prices with competitors is one of the most serious ways a company can break competition law, as it harms individuals, businesses and the economy. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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A gas attack reportedly killed men, women, and children in Syria – here’s why the deadly chemical feels like ‘a knife made of fire’ in your lungs

“A child allegedly affected by a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, on April 7, 2018” writes Dave Mosher for businessinsider.com. Diana Yukari/Business Insider To produce these symptoms, nerve agents attack the body’s cholinergic system, which is used to transmit signals between the brain and muscle tissues.Nerve agents like tabun, sarin, soman, GF, and VX all target the connections between nerves and muscles. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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ICE arrests 97 suspected illegal immigrants at work in huge raid

“A total of 21 people were arrested after immigration agents raided 7-11 stores nationwide in January” writes Paulina Dedaj for nypost.com. This was the latest crackdown on illegal immigrants by the Trump administration after he announced last year that ICE agents would be targeting employers that choose to hire immigrants knowing they are illegal.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 97 people after raiding a Tennessee meat processing plant, in what civil rights activists say was the largest crackdown at a single place in almost a decade.She said they were…

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Buyer traffic rising as real-estate agents report concern over mortgage rates, inventory

“The monthly survey of real estate agents from Credit Suisse showed that an index of buyer traffic around the country rose 2 points to 50, on a scale where 50 indicates a neutral reading” writes Andrea Riquier for marketwatch.com. Just when you thought the housing market couldn’t get any hotter, the prospect of rising mortgage rates had buyers even more frenzied in March, according to a report out Friday.As always, there was great regional variety, but as Credit Suisse put it, agents’ commentary “remains centered on pent-up demand, especially in…

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Recruiters order women to take birth control before working in Gulf

“Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being targeted by recruitment agents who order them to take contraceptives before leaving” writes Sophie Cousins for theguardian.com. The agents coax women, even promising marriage in some cases, and then abuse them,” said Bhaskaran. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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