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Nikki Haley Attacks UN Report on US Poverty

(VOA): Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday a U.N. report on poverty within the country was "ridiculous." "In our country, the president, members of Congress, governors, mayors, and city council members actively engage on poverty issues..

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(Im)migration News Recap, June 17-23 

(VOA): Editor's note: We wanted a way to keep you updated with the top immigration, migration, and refugee stories every week — the ones that will most affect you, our international readers, viewers and listeners. We want you to know what's happening, why, and how it could impact your..

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Border Patrol Seizes Heroin at New Mexico Checkpoint

(VOA): The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico. The agency says authorities conducting an inspection at the checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 70 found the drugs Thursday in a black Honda that was being..

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Trump Threatens 20 Percent Tariff on EU Cars

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 20 percent tariff on vehicles assembled in the European Union and shipped to the United States, in retaliation for European tariffs on American imports. On Friday, the day new EU tariffs went into effect, Trump tweeted, "...if..

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Mexican Airline Offers Free Flights to Reunite Families

(VOA): Mexican airline Volaris said Friday it was offering free flights to reunite families separated by the “zero tolerance” immigration policy of U.S. President Donald Trump. “It hurts us to see these children without their parents and it is our vocation to reunite them,” Volaris said..

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Joining Backlog of Asylum Seekers on Texas Border

(VOA): Honduras native, Carlos and his 17-year-old son were nabbed after crossing the Rio Grande River into the U.S.   “We were walking after we crossed the river,” he told VOA in Spanish. “All wet. That’s when they detained us. We went to immigration, and they separated my son from..

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US, Russia Energy Officials to Meet, Discuss Natural Gas

(VOA): U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet Russia’s energy minister next week in Washington, a person familiar with the situation said Friday, as the two countries compete to supply global markets with natural gas and crude. Perry will meet Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak on..

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Trump Vows to End Immigration Crisis 'Once and for All'

(VOA): President Donald Trump, after a tactical retreat this week on immigration policy, demonstrated Friday that there is no strategic shift to his overall tough approach to those attempting to illegally enter the country, and vowing to "end the immigration crisis, once and for all." ..

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