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Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer diesBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. Krauthammer was a fixture on the Fox News Channel as well as on editorial pages of the Washington Post and other U.S. newspapers. “My fight is over.” Less than a month earlier, Krauthammer had told a Fox colleague that the worst appeared to be behind him.



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Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policyOTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was “unacceptable”, even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a “safe” country for refugees. Trudeau has been under increasing pressure to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement, a 2004-era pact under which asylum seekers presenting at a land border crossing in either country are turned back and told to apply for refugee status in the first country they arrived in.



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U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosion

U.S. passengers file suit against Southwest over fatal engine explosionEight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others. The plaintiffs, eight passengers from Flight 1380 on April 17 and one passenger’s husband, filed suit on Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York. Passengers Cindy Candy Arenas, Jaky Alyssa Arena, Jiny Alexa Arenas, Elhadji Cisse, Donald Kirkland, Beverly Kirkland, Connor Brown, and Cassandra Adams, and Cindy Arenas’ husband, Joe Leos Arenas, allege that Southwest acted negligently in its responsibilities to maintain and repair its aircraft and aircraft components.



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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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North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officials

North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon: officialsBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said North Korea would hand over the remains to United Nations Command in South Korea, and they would then be transferred to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. One official said “a sizable number” of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.



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China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights council

China says it regrets U.S. quitting U.N. rights councilChina expressed regret on Wednesday over a U.S. decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, with state media saying the image of the United States as a defender of rights was “on the verge of collapse”. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the decision to pull out of the council on Tuesday over what she said was chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform. Rights group have criticized the decision as sending a message that the United States was turning a blind eye to abuses across the world.



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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks on Leaving the Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks on Leaving the Human Rights CouncilU.S. Ambassador To The UN Nikki Haley delivers remarks on leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council.



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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Rips Trump Over Child Detention Policy

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Rips Trump Over Child Detention PolicyTwo historically conservative business lobbying groups on Tuesday slammed the



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75 Former U.S. Attorneys To Jeff Sessions: End Inhumane Family Separation Policy Now

75 Former U.S. Attorneys To Jeff Sessions: End Inhumane Family Separation Policy NowA bipartisan group of former U.S. attorneys has penned an open letter to



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Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. deniesBy Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were “probably American” had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.



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