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The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is Growing. Here's Why the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Was Created

The 'Abolish ICE' Movement Is Growing. Here's Why the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Was CreatedImmigration and Customs Enforcement was created as part of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, as part of a major federal reorganization



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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — and ICE agents themselves — join the call to overhaul immigration agency

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — and ICE agents themselves — join the call to overhaul immigration agencyActivists' call to overhaul the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency got a boost from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and from 19 supervisors in the agency itself, who wrote Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last week saying that the current emphasis on deporting illegal immigrants undercuts efforts to combat cross-border crime and terrorism.



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Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Pleads Guilty To Espionage Charge

Reality Winner, National Security Agency Leaker, Pleads Guilty To Espionage ChargeReality Winner, the former government contractor for the National Security



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Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agency

Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agencyGermany’s interior minister has dismissed the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), which is mired in a scandal over irregularities in making asylum decisions, a spokesman said on Friday. The decision by Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), comes at the height of dispute over immigration that threatens to splinter Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and CSU sister party are at odds over how to tackle the issue of migrants, which is also causing strain among members of the European Union.



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Trump Picks Mitch McConnell's Brother-In-Law, Gordon Hartogensis, To Lead Pension Agency

Trump Picks Mitch McConnell's Brother-In-Law, Gordon Hartogensis, To Lead Pension AgencyPresident Donald Trump has picked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's



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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could see explosive eruptions: U.S. agency

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could see explosive eruptions: U.S. agency(Reuters) – There is a growing chance of explosive eruptions of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in coming weeks that could shoot rocks for miles and cause ashfall for dozens of miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano, erupted on Thursday and lava flows from fissures have destroyed at least 36 structures and caused the evacuation of about 2,000 residents. Explosive eruptions could occur if the lava lake in Kilauea’s crater continues to fall to the level of groundwater, causing an influx of water to create steam-driven explosions, the USGS said in a statement.



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Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-calls

Agency: Pilots caused 3 San Francisco airport close-callsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot error was responsible for three of the five close-calls involving aircraft reported in the past 16 months at San Francisco International Airport, federal authorities said Wednesday, while another incident was blamed on an air traffic control problem.



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European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidents

European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidentsPARIS (Reuters) – The European Aviation Safety Agency on Friday ordered emergency checks on some Boeing 737 jet engines, followed by regular inspections, in response to two Southwest Airlines engine blowouts including a deadly accident earlier this week. The order expands a previous European directive, issued in response to the 2016 incident, and was issued in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, making mandatory a fresh recommendation from engine maker CFM International. CFM is jointly owned by General Electric and France's Safran. …



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U.S. agency seeks information on Honda Odyssey asphyxiation death

U.S. agency seeks information on Honda Odyssey asphyxiation deathThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is in contact with local authorities and Honda Motor Co in an effort to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan. Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 on April 10 after he told the operator he was stuck in his van in his high school parking lot in Cincinnati and warned he would die unless he was found soon. NHTSA said in a statement Friday that it is “in contact with local authorities and Honda to understand all of the facts related to this tragic incident.



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Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan

Water agency approves $  11B for California twin tunnels planCalifornia's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $ 11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.



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