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June 21, 2018

What's changed after Trump's immigration order: For families, for the military and for Congress
"We are keeping families together," Trump said. But in the immediate aftermath of the order, questions arose about what practical effect he order really had.         ... More >>

Pittsburgh communities angry after cops shoot unarmed black teen
A police officer fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home. Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said Rose was shot three times.   &... More >>

Meghan McCain: Trump's rally line about her father is 'gross'
Meghan McCain described a line about her father, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked by President Donald Trump at a Wednesday night rally as "gross.''         ... More >>

'Was that a man or a woman?' Trump mocks protester at Minnesota rally
After protesters interrupted President Donald Trump's Duluth, Minnesota, rally, the president mocked one protester's appearance questioning whether they were a man or a woman. "Because he needs a haircut more than I do," Trump joked as the protester was escorted out of the event.  &#... More >>

NBA Draft, immigration legislation, Kate Spade's funeral: 5 things to know Thursday
House settles in for immigration legislation vote, NBA Draft, Kate Spade's funeral and more things to start your day         ... More >>

After bullied girl’s suicide, parents sue New Jersey school district
The attorney for Dianne and Seth Grossman, whose daughter died by suicide last June, filed a lawsuit against Rockaway Township school district.         ... More >>

Most shooters got their guns legally, didn't have diagnosed mental illness, new FBI report says
In a new report, the FBI shed light on behaviors of active shooters before they acted out, finding most obtained a gun legally and did not have diagnosed mental health issues, contrary to popular belief.         ... More >>

'Aggressive' bear likely killed Alaskan hiker and mauled search party member, police say
A brown bear that killed a hiker outside Anchorage, Alaska may be the same animal that mauled another person who was looking for the missing man, police said. The body of hiker Michael Soltis was discovered Wednesday after a member of a search party suffered a leg injury when a brown bear attacked.... More >>

Game of risk: Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. hopes NBA teams see potential, not health woes
Once the nation's top prep recruit, Michael Porter Jr. enters the NBA draft steeped in mystery after playing just 53 minutes at Missouri due to back surgery.         ... More >>

Fact check: DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen’s rhetoric on family separations
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resorted to a rhetorical sleight of hand in recent days to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating families that illegally cross the border.         ... More >>

ABC News falsely reports Manafort pleaded guilty to manslaughter; Trump blasts network
President Donald Trump blasted ABC News Wednesday evening as "fake" after the Network falsely reported on a graphic about his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.         ... More >>

Indonesian man crushed to death by coffin at his mother's funeral
An Indonesian man was crushed to death by his mother's casket at her funeral on Friday on the island of Sulawesi, according to police.  Pallbearers at the funeral were carrying the casket up a bamboo ladder onto a lakkian  when the ladder slipped and the coffin landed ... More >>

Female reporter at World Cup sexually assaulted during live broadcast
Reporter Julieth Gonzalez Theran groped, kissed by unidentified man from crowd in Saransk, Russia.         ... More >>

American, Frontier, Southwest and United airlines refuse to transport immigrant children separated from parents for government
American, United airlines refused Wednesday to fly immigrant children separated from their parents for the federal government         ... More >>

Dust storm on Mars now covers entire planet
A giant dust storm has enveloped the entire planet of Mars, with dust clouds reaching up to 40 miles high, NASA announced Wednesday. The dust storm has silenced NASA's solar-powered rover Opportunity since last week, by obscuring the sun.         ... More >>

Best places across the USA to watch World Cup games this summer
We've asked soccer fans across the USA TODAY Network for their recommendations on where to watch the World Cup. Here's the scoop on some of our favorites.         ... More >>

Summer solstice, the feeling of ‘longer’ days, arrives Thursday
Sweat season is finally here. The summer solstice — the annual moment at which the sun is the highest it ever gets in the sky — occurs Thursday at 6:07 a.m. EDT. This time marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere.       ... More >>

Being transgender no longer classified as mental illness. Here's why
Gender incongruence is now classified as a sexual health condition, not a mental illness.         ... More >>

Peter Fonda apologizes for 'vulgar' Barron Trump tweet, studio calls comments 'reckless'
Peter Fonda is apologizing for his now-deleted tweet suggesting Barron Trump be put in a cage with pedophiles in response to President Trump's zero tolerance border policies. "I went way too far," he says.         ... More >>

WWE legend Vader dies at 63
Leon White was known to wear a red and black singlet with a mask of thin strips of red and black leather.         ... More >>

Mom bathes 1-year-old son with rare skin disorder in bleach to keep him alive
A mom from Washington state bathes her 1-year-old son with harlequin ichthyosis in bleach twice a week, because she wants him to defy the odds. Alicia Barber is hopeful she won't need to use the toxic chemical forever. She's searching for other options.      &nbs... More >>

If Donald Trump thwarts Russia investigation with pardons, we might never recover: Pascrell & Lieu
If Donald Trump issued pardons to his advisers, his children or himself, that would constitute perhaps the gravest abuse of power in American history.         ... More >>

Syrian refugees like me don't want to depend on government. We want to contribute to society.
The Supreme Court is once again considering a travel ban. I hope their ruling helps those who need it most.         ... More >>

There's no ducking the numbers: MLB has a bad baseball problem that's only getting worse
In an era where athletes are bigger, stronger and faster than predecessors, something has gone dreadfully wrong with our erstwhile national pastime.         ... More >>

Donald Trump's immigrant children flip-flop reveals president who puts drama over policy
Republicans have criticized Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, but they refuse to criticize the man himself. His lack of character is the real problem.         ... More >>

Fact check: Trump claims that U.S. has 'weakest and worst' immigration laws in world
President Trump tweeted Wednesday claiming the U.S. has the "weakest and worst" immigration laws in the world.         ... More >>

Trump immigration reversal followed pressure from Melania, Ivanka and GOP lawmakers
Trump reversed his own policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, signing an order attempting to solve a problem he himself caused.         ... More >>

'He's all I have left': Immigrants crossing into US unaware, stunned by family separations
Many immigrant families crossing into the U.S. without proper authorization say they were unaware of the 'zero tolerance' policy. The process to seek asylum now includes temporary separation from their children as their criminal cases are pursued.    &#... More >>

Exclusive: Alexa, when's my next class? This university is giving out Amazon Echo Dots
Students at Northeastern University in Boston will be given the option of getting an Echo Dot smart speaker linked to their university accounts. They’ll be able to ask Amazon’s Alexa what time their classes are, how much money’s left on their food card and even how much they owe t... More >>

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia
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Separating families, immigration policy draws protests
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June political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORK
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The worst NBA draft night suits of all time
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Photos: 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards red carpet
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Netflix in July 2018: What's coming...and going
Among the fresh streaming offerings are new episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" and the original "Jurassic Park" movie.         ... More >>

Michigan woman may have served ex-lover's remains at barbecue
According to a new docuseries, an alleged serial killer fed the remains of her lover to neighbors at a barbecue before turning killing her husband two years later.         ... More >>

Kilauea volcano eruption is one of the biggest in recent Hawaii history, enough to fill 100,000 pools
That's a lotta lava. Since the eruption of the Kilauea volcano May 3 on the Big Island, it's belched out about 250 million cubic meters of lava, making it one of the largest eruptions in decades in Hawaii. "It's nothing like what we've witnessed in recent history," Wendy St... More >>

Hammer says executive order doesn't 'fix' situation
At the premiere for 'Sorry to Bother You,' Armie Hammer says that the immigration issue in America predates President Trump, but adds that 'he also made the decision to put kids in camps.' (June 21)         ... More >>

Raw: Video Shows Fast-Moving Hawaii Lava
Video from Hawaii's Big Island shows a fast-moving river of lava from Kilauea volcano's Fissure 8 moving quickly at night. Hawaii National Guard soldiers escorted media to a location where they could see the lava. (June 21)         ... More >>

LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching in Bronx, Wacha gets MRI
LEADING OFF: Pair of aces pitching at Yankee Stadium, Wacha gets MRI, Scherzer tries to snap skid, Bumgarner seeks 1st win, Garcia getting healthy for White Sox         ... More >>

Nine nightmares your travel insurance won’t cover
Here are potential travel insurance nightmares to be on the lookout for, and how you might be able to avoid or remedy it.         ... More >>

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