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2,000 children separated from parents in six weeks under Trump policy

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Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the US southern border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained on Friday by the Associated…

Democratic snark and Oprah as Veep: Trump campaign launch three years on

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On 16 June 2015, Donald Trump laid out his vision for America. Some coverage of the event seemed prescient. Some didn’t

A historic handshake … but what did the Trump-Kim summit really achieve?

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The US-North Korea meeting produced a deal light on detail but has an unconventional approach opened the door to peace?

Oklahoma teachers' salary raise in limbo following historic win

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Petition backed by conservative activists targets tax hikes intended to cover teachers’ raise

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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

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Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before

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Brooks Koepka makes history in holding off Fleetwood to retain US Open title

The only problem with Tommy Fleetwood’s making of history was Brooks Koepka’s eagerness to do likewise. On a Long Island Sunday when Fleetwood joined the elite group who have shot 63 in the US Open, the Englishman’s bid for a maiden major…

Brooks Koepka wins US Open 2018 – as it happened

Brooks Koepka held off Tommy Fleetwood to retain his title at Shinnecock Hills with a performance of skill and nerve

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Separation at the border: children wait in cages at south Texas warehouse

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Inside an old warehouse in south Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing.

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Mexico play for the love of winning to seal one of their greatest victories

Juan Carlos Osorio has been pilloried in the Mexican media for his constant tinkering but he masterminded a huge shock over world champions Germany

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'Hate to see it': Melania Trump speaks out against child separations at border

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First Lady calls on ‘both sides’ to come together on immigration reform as Democrats press for changes on controversial policy

Phil Mickelson’s mad moment suggests the US Open has him beaten

That the USGA is acutely aware of Mickelson’s lauded status in the eyes of the public is highly significant in context of the tawdry events at Shinnecock Hills

Trump lawyer shrugs off Roger Stone meeting with Russian over Clinton dirt

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Rudy Giuliani ‘doubts’ president knew about 2016 meeting in which Russian demanded $2m for damaging information

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US woman fights off rabid bobcat, strangling it with bare hands

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‘I thought, not today ... there was no way I was going to die’ says Georgia grandmother who strangled animal to death

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One dead and 22 injured in shooting at New Jersey Art All Night festival

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An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly early on Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 22 people injured, authorities said.

Midterms: Democratic women and Republican populists surge in primaries

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Results show that in an electorate with increasingly few swing voters, motivating the base is what matters most

New Jersey town made famous by Springsteen at centre of gentrification row

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The Boss will play a hometown show in Asbury Park on Monday, but as luxury apartments spring up around the seaside resort, not everyone is pleased

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Cruel and immoral: America must close the doors of its immigration prisons | César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández

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Family detention became a cornerstone of Obama’s second term – and it set the stage for Trump’s family separation

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The order Trump holds in contempt was once America’s proudest creation | Jonathan Fenby

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Seventy years ago, as a new major book suggests, America helped rebuild Europe and assumed the role of global peacemaker

Opec: Saudis keen to pump more oil but cartel's other members not sold

At the meeting Vienna, Opec members will debate whether to lift the 18-month-old production cap to stabilize prices

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Low-income black fathers want to be good dads. The system won't let them | Kirk E Harris

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Working with low-income black fathers in Chicago, I have long seen how counterproductive policies punish them for trying

Hurricane Maria would have killed my mother – as it did thousands like her

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Hurricane Maria was followed by societal collapse. A portion of the blame must lie with the island’s own government

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USA beat Scotland in Houston for first win over major rugby nation

The USA rallied from 21-6 down in the first half and 24-13 at half-time to grab their first win over any tier-one international team, by a single point in a thriller.

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Pittsburgh cartoonist says he was fired after 25 years for making fun of Trump

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Rob Rogers lost his job at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday in move he says ‘goes against what a free press is all about’

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Phil Mickelson loses the plot as Justin Rose stays in contention

The US Open could trademark its recurring and spectacular brand of chaos. Nobody does it better. On a day in which Dustin Johnson sampled this major’s evil side, Phil Mickelson triggered shockwaves throughout the golfing world.

US Open 2018: third round – as it happened

A topsy-turvy day at Shinnecock Hills, as Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson take turns to melt down; Official US Open leader board

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Tent-like shelter for immigrant minors shows flawed policy, Republican says

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A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said on Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a flawed immigration strategy.

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Harry rotters: Warner Bros cracks down on Potter fan festivals in US

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Studio says unauthorized commercial activity needs to be halted but fans liken move to Dementors sucking the joy out of fun

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How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information | John Naughton

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A new book shows how the republic’s government has adapted to the challenge of a networked age

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Kansas police duo shot dead by prisoner on journey between court and jail

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Officials said inmate may have used one of officers’ own guns to shoot Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer during a struggle

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Can Glasgow's art school be rebuilt? The city holds its breath

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The cause of the fire is as yet unknown, but the sadness is palpable throughout Glasgow

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Homeless people on their pets: 'She saved me as much as I saved her'

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Four people share stories of animal companions as experts say they take better care of pets than those with housing

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Jeff Sessions accused of political bias in hiring immigration judges

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Allegations that the justice department is blocking judges on political grounds comes as the attorney general has drastically tightened asylum rules

A history of Mexican crises: how El Tri rival England for self-inflicted pain

The current inquest into the nocturnal habits of the Mexican team appear positively PG compared to some episodes in the side’s past

The year's best US commencement speeches: from Hillary Clinton to Chance the Rapper

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Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey and other luminaries urge graduates to stand up for themselves and others