June 19th, 2018

World News

Kim Jong Un visiting China, expected to discuss his nukes

By Christopher Bodeen And Dake Kang, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BEIJING – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week. Kim’s visit to Beijing, while expected, is one way for China to highlight its crucial role in ... Read More »

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No motive, arrests in fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion

By Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. Investigators don’t have a motive, and no arrests have been made. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the ... Read More »

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China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visiting Beijing

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BEIJING – Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday following his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week. Security was tight Tuesday morning at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade including sedans, minibuses, ... Read More »

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China says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

BEIJING – Chinese state media say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will make a two-day state visit starting Tuesday. Kim’s trip follows his groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore last week that resulted in a surprise announcement of a U.S. suspension of military drills with its South Korean ally. Security was tight ... Read More »

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Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

AKRON, Ohio – Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK’-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week about ... Read More »

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Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

By Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier Monday ... Read More »

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Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

By The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

NEW YORK – The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration is blowing up into a major issue after simmering in the media for the past couple of weeks. You could see that in the travel plans of television networks. Gayle King of “CBS This Morning” travelled to southern Texas to report on the story ... Read More »

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Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications for voting rights. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of ... Read More »

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Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

By Zeke Miller And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

WASHINGTON – An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch. Images of children held in ... Read More »

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Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

By Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press on June 18th, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday granted a 14-day temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing the restriction on how abortion pills are ... Read More »

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