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In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee camp

In case you missed it: Polar vortex descends upon Midwest, Northeast; Brutal cold kills dozens of children at Syrian refugee campExtreme cold led to the deaths of at least 16 people across the U.S. this week, while frigid conditions killed babies and children at a refugee camp in Syria this week.



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'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by President Donald Trump’s administration, an official report said Thursday. The inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which was given responsibility for the children, said the total number separated under the administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” toward illegal immigrants remains unknown.



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HHS IG: Thousands More Migrant Children May Have Been Separated from Parents

HHS IG: Thousands More Migrant Children May Have Been Separated from Parents“It is not yet clear whether [HHS’s] recent changes are sufficient to ensure consistent and accurate data about separated children, and the lack of detail in information received from [immigration authorities] continues to pose challenges,” the report said.



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Louisiana town reels from loss of 5 children in fiery crash

Louisiana town reels from loss of 5 children in fiery crashMARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — It was supposed to be a fun, post-Christmas trip to Disney World for 14-year-old Jeremiah Warren and his friends from a church in this small Louisiana town — "clean fun" as Warren's aunt described it. But then word came of a fiery crash on a Florida highway that killed seven people, including five children from this area traveling in a church van.



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Woman slain with 2 children, mother was recently widowed

Woman slain with 2 children, mother was recently widowedST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The man accused of killing a suburban St. Louis woman, her children and her mother began dating the woman as she rebuilt her life following her husband's death from cancer.



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Better medical checks on migrant children? Not all health officials know status of new screenings

Better medical checks on migrant children? Not all health officials know status of new screeningsPublic health officials in Arizona say they aren't coordinating medical screenings of migrant children in federal custody.



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Donald Trump blames Democrats and the parents of young migrants for the deaths of two children

Donald Trump blames Democrats and the parents of young migrants for the deaths of two childrenPresident Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children in US custody, lashing out also at the childrens’ parents for mistreating them. On Christmas Day it was announced that an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died in US government custody, becoming the second migrant child to pass away while in the administration’s care this month.  The death came just weeks after another Guatemalan, seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, died in a hospital on December 8, shortly after being apprehended by border agents. She died of dehydration and shock after crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father. Mr Trump on Saturday said the Democrats – who are refusing to fund his $ 5 billion (£4bn) plans for a border wall – were to blame for the two deaths. Relatives and friends of the family carry the coffin of Guatemalan seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, who died in a Texas hospital two days after being taken into custody by US border patrol agents “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally,” he tweeted. “They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!” He then turned to blame the childrens’ parents. “The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. “The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. “Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!” Mr Trump remains cooped up in the White House, having cancelled his planned Christmas holiday break at his private Florida club. Donald and Melania Trump answer phone calls from children on December 24 The US government shut down on December 21, running out of money after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on the budget, sparring over funding for the border wall. Mr Trump tweeted earlier on Saturday that he was "in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security." But there has been little direct contact between either side during the stalemate, and Mr Trump did not ask Republicans, who hold a monopoly on power in Washington for another five days, to keep Congress in session. Several federal departments are running on a skeleton staff, and Nasa has dramatically reduced its staffing in the midst of the standoff. On Friday night the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which had the money to function a week longer than some agencies, implemented its shutdown plan at midnight. The Smithsonian Institution has also announced that its museums and galleries will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown drags on.  



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Father who worked as Santa at Walmart arrested after bodies of 2 children found buried in yard

Father who worked as Santa at Walmart arrested after bodies of 2 children found buried in yardA Georgia father and three other adults were arrested after the bodies of two



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Two migrant children recently died in Border Patrol custody. There were documented warning signs

Two migrant children recently died in Border Patrol custody. There were documented warning signsFederal officials launched new health-care efforts after two migrant children died in December. But kids' health warnings had been filed months earlier.



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How many immigrant children need to die before border policies change?: Today's talker

How many immigrant children need to die before border policies change?: Today's talkerA second Guatemalan child has died shortly after crossing the U.S. border. Who should be held responsible?



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