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Trump's lack of a clear endorsement for either House immigration bill quiets his party's hope for momentum
Congressional Republicans, keen to secure an end to a policy separating children from their parents at the US border, received unclear marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday after a meeting on Capitol Hill.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:36 AM
Most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 are taking renewed heat
While President Donald Trump doubles down on the incendiary immigration rhetoric that excited his base in 2016, the most vulnerable Republicans in 2018 find themselves under renewed attack from Democrats over the administration's "zero tolerance" policy at the border.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:47 AM
Lawmakers yell at Trump after GOP meeting
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus protest President Donald Trump as he exits a meeting on Capitol Hill amid recent reports of families being separated at the US border.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 12:02 AM
Lewandowski on undocumented child with Down syndrome separated from mother: 'Womp womp'
Corey Lewandowski dismissed the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 2:45 AM
What Trump supporters think of family separations
As the Trump administration has ramped up the practice of separating children from their parents at the border with no clear plan for reuniting them, critics have been unsparing, calling it "government-sanctioned child abuse."

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:22 AM
Anderson Cooper: Trump did this and refuses responsibility
CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down President Trump's recent trip to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers over his administration's practice of enforcing a policy that separates families at the border.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 12:58 AM
Analysis: Will Republicans find the courage to challenge Trump?
Over the past 48 hours, a who's who of Republican congressional leaders -- and governors -- have come forward to protest the Trump administration's policy of family separation at the border.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 11:30 PM
Cohen 'willing to give info' on Trump, friends say
Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to handle a possible indictment from federal prosecutors.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 12:42 AM
US is leaving UN Human Rights Council
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 11:52 PM
ICE conducts the largest workplace raid under the Trump administration
Federal immigration officials on Tuesday raided a large meat supplier based in Massillon, Ohio, and arrested more than 100 workers suspected of using stolen or fraudulent identification to gain employment.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:29 AM

NYT > U.S.

Swift Frontier Justice for Migrants Brought to Federal Courts
President Trump’s new policy requiring criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally cross the border is flooding the court system with a new kind of defendant.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 1:42 AM
Virginia School Drops Confederate General’s Name in Favor of Obama’s
The Richmond School Board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School, where about 90 percent of students are black, after President Barack Obama.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 7:35 PM
Governors Refuse to Send National Guard to Border, Citing Child Separation Practice
The debate over the issue has seeped into state-level politics, as a growing number of governors declared that they will not deploy troops given ‘cruel’ rule.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 11:54 PM
Immigrant Children Cry Out in Audio Recorded at Detention Center
The audio, released by the news site ProPublica, captured the sounds of 10 Central American children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 8:09 PM
Judge Rejects Kansas Law Requiring Voters to Show Proof of Citizenship
The decision was a blow for Kris Kobach, an ally of President Trump and a candidate for governor of Kansas, who has championed the voting restriction.

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 12:10 AM
A Renewed View of Some of the World’s Oldest Trees
After a three-year restoration project, the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park has reopened, with less asphalt and more concern for the health of the trees.

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 10:52 PM
Texas Deputy Accused of Molesting 4-Year-Old and Threatening to Deport Her Mother
The authorities said the sheriff’s deputy, Jose S. Nunez, repeatedly sexually assaulted the daughter of a woman who entered the country illegally.

POSTED JUNE 18, 2018 7:51 PM
Charleston Apologizes for City’s Role in Slave Trade
Charleston, S.C., where enslaved Africans arrived in huge numbers before the Civil War, on Tuesday became the latest city to pass a resolution apologizing for its role in the slave trade.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:35 AM
Tracing the Roots of Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy
Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both increased enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. Here is how their approaches differed from the Trump administration.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 1:36 AM
Fact Check of the Day: Explaining Trump’s Claim About Canadians Smuggling Shoes Because of ‘Massive’ Tariffs
President Trump said on Tuesday that Canadians were smuggling shoes across the border “because the tariffs are so massive.” But under Nafta, Canada does not charge a tariff on American shoe imports.

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 1:11 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Chubb Insists No Insurance for Weinstein, Who Now Wants Jury to Settle Coverage Issues
Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is asking that a jury decide whether his insurer must defend him against 14 lawsuits accusing him of sexually harassing and assaulting women over several decades. Weinstein contends that Federal Insurance Co., a Chubb subsidiary, …

POSTED JUNE 20, 2018 3:00 AM
Alera Group Acquires Kaercher Insurance in Nevada
Alera Group has acquired Las Vegas, Nev.-based Kaercher Insurance, which includes Kaercher Campbell, Kaercher Insurance Agency and Sundance Insurance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kaercher Insurance offers employee benefit services, property/casualty insurance and workers’ compensation to clients throughout …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 5:19 PM
Health Insurers Propose Lower Premiums for Minnesota Individual Market
Health insurers in Minnesota’s individual market are proposing mostly decreased premium rates for 2019, with average proposed decreases ranging from 3 percent to more than 12 percent for consumers, according to data released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:07 PM
Train Derails, Bursts Into Flames in Southwest Indiana
A freight train derailed in southwest Indiana and several train cars caught fire, possibly due to a propane leak, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes while authorities monitored air quality Monday, officials said. The train derailed Sunday evening near …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:05 PM
Patients in Louisiana Could Get More Details About Medication Costs
Louisiana patients could soon get more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they’ve gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular legislative session, lawmakers passed a package of bills requiring more transparency about …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 4:02 PM
How Businesses Can Limit Costs of Work-Related Crashes
Work-related motor vehicle crashes cost employers $56.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by a Boston-based vehicle management and reimbursement platform that offers ways employers ways to limit the costs of accidents. The firm, Motus, estimates that about 40 …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:53 PM
Trump Labor Chief Readies Rule to Allow Small Business Health Plans
The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health insurance plans that would lack some of the protections required under Obamacare. The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday said it plans to …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 3:29 PM
Maine Employers Are Not Required to Reimburse Employees for Medical Marijuana Use
The Maine Supreme Court has ruled that employers in the state are not required to reimburse employees for their use of medical marijuana under the Maine workers’ compensation system because federal law preempts state law. This decision vacates a previous …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:49 PM
Self-Driving Waymo Part of 5-Vehicle Crash in Arizona
Mesa police say a self-driving vehicle was among five cars involved in a collision, but no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the Waymo vehicle told authorities that the car wasn’t in autonomous mode at the time of Saturday …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:36 PM
EPIC Adds Crystal & Co.’s Chu as Vice President in Southern California
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Brian Chu in Southern California as a vice president. Chu will be based in EPIC’s Downtown Los Angeles office, reporting to Jim Gillette, president of EPIC’s Pacific South region. He will be responsible …

POSTED JUNE 19, 2018 2:29 PM

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