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Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tide

Italy proposes African migrant centers to halt immigrant tideBy Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Italy called on Monday for migrant centers to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers fleeing toward western Europe, as Rome raised pressure on its European Union partners to take a much tougher approach to immigration. The new Italian government has closed its ports to charity ships operating in the Mediterranean, saying the EU must share the burden of disembarking the hundreds of migrants who are plucked from waters each month, mostly off the Libyan coast. Italy, which lies close to Libya, has taken in 650,000 boat migrants since 2014.



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Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention Centers

Migrant Children Report Physical, Verbal Abuse In At Least 3 Federal Detention CentersMigrant children as young as 11 years old have reported suffering physical and



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Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents ShowStaff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are



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U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit

U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit(Reuters) – Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents’ consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.



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'Black Panther' Success Will Help Fund Boys & Girls Clubs' STEM Centers

'Black Panther' Success Will Help Fund Boys & Girls Clubs' STEM CentersJust as the advanced fictional nation of Wakanda revealed its technology to the world in “Black Panther,” Disney is helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of America introduce advanced tech to America’s youth. BGCA’s STEM Centers of Innovation give kids the chance to learn from advanced technologies like 3D printers, robotics and high-definition video production equipment.



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U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talksBy Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings that “all options are on the table,” came in a statement following an unusual White House-hosted briefing for the entire U.S. Senate followed by a briefing to the House of Representatives. Graphic – Carl Vinson strike group: tmsnrt.rs/2pqOMWA Graphic – North Korea’s nuclear program: tmsnrt.rs/2n0gd92 The statement from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats described North Korea as “an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.” North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threat is perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump, who has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile – a capability experts say Pyongyang could have some time after 2020.



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Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'

Pope likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers, saying many had become “concentration camps”. During a visit to a Rome basilica, where he met migrants, Francis told of his trip to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. Islamists had slit the throat of the man’s Christian wife because she refused to throw her crucifix on the ground.



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Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centersJERUSALEM (AP) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.



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New bomb threats made against Jewish centers across U.S., Canada

New bomb threats made against Jewish centers across U.S., CanadaBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new round of bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the United States and in Canada forced lockdowns and evacuations on Tuesday, and all 100 U.S. senators asked the federal government to help them enhance security. Threats were phoned in or emailed to JCCs in states including New York, Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida overnight and early on Tuesday. U.S. federal authorities have been investigating a surge of threats against Jewish organizations, including more than 100 hoax bomb threats in five separate waves in January and February against JCCs in dozens of states.



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Mexico opens migrant defense centers at U.S. consulates

Mexico opens migrant defense centers at U.S. consulates(Reuters) – Mexico opened legal aid centers at its 50 consulates across the United States on Saturday to defend its citizens, the Mexican government said, amid worries of a crackdown on illegal immigration under U.S. President Donald Trump. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray exhorted the U.S. government to respect the rights of Mexicans and called for the United States to allow a path to legality for undocumented migrants.



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