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Drug Overdoses In America Hit A Record High — Again

Drug Overdoses In America Hit A Record High — AgainDrug overdose deaths killed a record 72,287 Americans last year, according to



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Cuomo, on Trump slogan: America 'was never that great'

Cuomo, on Trump slogan: America 'was never that great'ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America "was never that great" and won't be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again."



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Why QAnon has gained traction in Trump’s America

Why QAnon has gained traction in Trump’s AmericaWashington Post senior editor Marc Fisher talks about the rise of the fringe conspiracy movement QAnon.



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20 arrested during 'No to Marxism in America 2' march, rally in Berkeley

20 arrested during 'No to Marxism in America 2' march, rally in BerkeleyBerkeley city streets are open again following a protest by a pro-Trump conservative group that says it is anti-Marxist and an even larger opposition group that says it is anti-fascist. Police arrested 20 people, most of them for bringing items that could be used as weapons.



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Trump supporters filmed hurling sustained abuse at journalists following Make America Great Again rally

Trump supporters filmed hurling sustained abuse at journalists following Make America Great Again rallyDonald Trump supporters have been filmed hurling sustained abuse at journalists following one of the US president’s “Make America Great Again” rallies. Footage showed a crowd surround a perimeter fence separating the press from the public after Mr Trump had finished his speech at the Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday evening. As security looked on, supporters wearing MAGA hats and holding signs peddling popular right-wing conspiracy theories jeered and swore at the assembled press, with many of the mainly white crowd holding up a middle finger.



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The Democratic Socialists of America show their muscle in New York congressional upset

The Democratic Socialists of America show their muscle in New York congressional upsetOcasio-Cortez will be the first DSA member in Congress this century, but she isn’t the first candidate to score a dramatic upset with the help of the left-wing organization. And if they have their way, she won’t be the last.



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America Will Lose More Than Abortion Rights If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

America Will Lose More Than Abortion Rights If Roe v. Wade Is OverturnedThis is what America might look like



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Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin America

Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin AmericaIvanka Trump said she agrees with liberals and conservatives who think it’s important to help encourage stability and spark economic growth throughout Central America and South America — as the United States is engaged in a passionate debate over immigration policy.



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Father of Honduran girl whose devastated face shocked America says she is with her mother in Texas

Father of Honduran girl whose devastated face shocked America says she is with her mother in TexasThe father of the little girl on the US-Mexico border, whose distraught face came to symbolise the plight of families separated by the Trump administration, has said that his daughter and wife are together, and doing well.   Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that his two-year-old daughter Yanela was with his wife Sandra in a shelter. Mr Varela Hernandez, a ship’s captain from Puerto Cortes, Honduras, said he had not spoken to his them, but was informed on Wednesday that they were in custody in Texas. “My heart broke because it's my little girl,” he told Spanish language network Univision.  “The first time I said that's my little girl when I saw the report. “Of course I cried, it's really hard. I can imagine that my wife was very fearful crossing the border because she took the decision.” Mr Varela Hernandez said he had urged his 32-year-old wife not to make the journey. On the journey to the US, the girl was photographed crying while her mother was searched, and she has been featured on the cover of this week's Time magazine. TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump's border separation policy: What kind of country are we? t.co/U4Uf8bffoRpic.twitter.com/sBCMdHuPGc— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018 But, he told DailyMail.com, she had repeatedly said she wanted to go to the US for a “better future” and seek work, and left their Honduran hometown without telling him or any of their family members. “I didn't support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that?” he told the website.  “But it was her decision at the end of the day.” Mr Varela Hernandez said his wife set out with their child on June 3, at 6am, and he had not heard from her since. “I never got the chance to say goodbye to my daughter and now all I can do is wait,” he said, adding that he hopes they are either granted political asylum or are sent back home. Border patrol agents take into custody a father and son from Honduras near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas. Credit: Getty “I don't have any resentment for my wife, but I do think it was irresponsible of her to take the baby with her in her arms because we don't know what could happen.” The couple has three other children, son Wesly, 14, and daughters Cindy, 11, and Brianna, six.   “The kids see what's happening,” he told the site. “They're a little worried but I don't try to bring it up that much. They know their mother and sister are safe now.”   Mr Varela Hernandez said he heard from friends that his wife paid $ 6,000 (£4,500) to a people smuggler to help her and Yarela across the border.  Protests against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents, which Mr Trump ended on Wednesday Credit: Reuters “I wouldn't risk my life for it,” he said.  “It's hard to find a good job here and that's why many people choose to leave. But I thank God that I have a good job here. And I would never risk my life making that journey.” He said Mr Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents was cruel. “I've never seen it in a positive light the way others do. It violates human rights and children's rights. Separating children from their parents is just wrong. They are suffering and are traumatised,” he said. “The laws need to be modified and we need to have a conversation. It's just not right.   “Immigration and drug smuggling across the United States border is never going to stop. They can build a wall and it's never going to stop.”



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‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant childrenA prominent doctor has spoken out against the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Dr Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a shelter for children under the age of 12 that runs along the Texas border with Mexico. The shelter in question held 60 beds and had a little playground for children.



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