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Trump: Progress with Mexico Talks ‘Not Nearly Enough’

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said progress was being made in talks with Mexico about stopping illegal immigration to the U.S. border, but “not nearly enough,” after the first day of talks with Mexico at the White House. Shortly before 7 p.m. on June 5 he tweeted that the talks had ended for the day but that […]

Trump: Unarmed Civilians Are ‘Sitting Ducks’

President Donald Trump said on June 5 that unarmed civilians are “sitting ducks” by obeying laws that prevent carrying guns for self-defense. “When somebody has a gun illegally and nobody else has a gun because the laws are that you can’t have a gun, those people are gone,” Trump told “Good Morning Britain’s” Piers Morgan […]

ADP Reports Low Private Job Growth, Contrasting With Strong Services Sector Activity Reported by ISM

Private employers added 27,000 job in May, the fewest since March 2010, according to the ADP National Employment Report released June 5. The unusually low number fell far below the 123,000-230,000 private job gain expected from the ADP report by economists surveyed by Reuters. It contrasted with the data released June 5 by the Institute […]

US Border Arrests of Families Hits Another Record Amid Mexico Tariff Threat

NEW YORK—U.S. border officers apprehended more than 132,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in May, the government said on June 5, an increase over the previous month and the most in more than a decade, reaching what officials said were “crisis” levels. President Donald Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the rising number of […]

Trump Administration Ends Government Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue for Research

The Trump administration announced on June 5 that it will discontinue federally-funded research that uses human fetal tissue from elective abortion conducted by government scientists, a move that demonstrates the president’s commitment to protecting life before birth. “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities […]

Nadler ‘Confident’ Mueller Will Testify Before Congress ‘Soon’

One of the top Democrats in Congress said that he’s confident that special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress soon despite Mueller’s recently expressed reluctance to keep speaking about his team’s report into 2016 election interference. “Let’s just say that I’m confident he’ll come in soon,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told NBC, an […]

Former Arkansas State Senator Found Shot Dead Inside Her House

A former Arkansas state Senator was found shot dead inside of her house in Randolph County. Linda Collins-Smith, a Democrat who later changed to the Republican party, appeared to have been murdered, her former press secretary Ken Yang said on Twitter. KAIT reported that an investigation is underway, confirming that Collins-Smith was found dead and […]

Parents’ Nightmare: Social Worker’s ‘Feelings’ Contribute to Child Abuse Allegations

It’s one of the last things a parent wants to encounter—a social worker at the door with allegations of child abuse. What may come as a surprise to many is that such allegations can be based on little more than a “gut feeling.” Those mandated to report potential child abuse are apparently encouraged to base […]

US Report Urges Action to Ensure Rare Earth Supply, Amid Trade Tensions With China

The U.S. government said it would take “unprecedented action” to ensure the country doesn’t get cut off from supplies of rare earths and other critical elements, after the Chinese regime suggested that it would stop selling the strategically important minerals to the United States. The Department of Commerce published a 50-page report on June 4 […]

Over 180,000 Attend Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Square Massacre Vigil

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on the evening of June 4 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and to condemn the tyrannical Chinese communist regime. Locals, students and even mainland Chinese attended the vigil. In April 1989, thousands of pro-democracy students rallied on the […]

Trump Slams Bette Midler Over Spreading Fake Quote

President Donald Trump hit back at actress Bette Midler for spreading a falsified quote attributed to him, saying she’s a “sick scammer.” “Washed up psycho Bette Midler was forced to apologize for a statement she attributed to me that turned out to be totally fabricated by her in order to make ‘your great president’ look […]

Trump Reads Prayer at D-Day Event before Meeting With Merkel

President Donald Trump and other world leaders attended a D-Day commemoration event in England on June 5, each speaking to the assembled crowd. Trump read a portion of a prayer that President Franklin D. Roosevelt read over the radio on June 6, 1944, during World War II. “Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, […]

US and Russia Spar Over ‘Unsafe’ Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria

A Russian aircraft intercepted a U.S. aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea three times in just under three hours Tuesday, June 4, according to the U.S. 6th Fleet. “On June 4, 2019, a U.S. P-8A Poseidon aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-35 three […]

History Interpreters Keep Alive Memories of Fallen D-Day Soldiers

The first visitors center was inaugurated at the Normandy American Cemetery in 2007. A half dozen others have since been established.

Mike Pence Pledges to Rebuild After Oklahoma Flood Damage

TULSA, Okla.—Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to rebuild parts of Oklahoma damaged by flooding after the Arkansas River left neighborhoods swamped. Pence, his wife, and federal agency officials toured Tulsa-area neighborhoods on June 4. “Heartbreaking to survey the damage in Oklahoma, but our Administration is with the people impacted,” Pence wrote on Twitter. The […]


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