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AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:03:42 GMT2017-07-25T16:03:42Z

SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (AP) -- At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren....



Mexican officials: At least 25 people in truck were Mexican

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:37:56 GMT2017-07-25T10:37:56Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio....



Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:03:30 GMT2017-07-25T16:03:30Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants....



Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:48:10 GMT2017-07-25T04:48:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls - long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision....



Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:07:39 GMT2017-07-25T16:07:39Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police....



Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:56:22 GMT2017-07-24T21:56:22Z

SCHALLER, Iowa (AP) -- The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show....



Texas mulls revived 'bathroom bill' despite uncertain odds

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:09:46 GMT2017-07-25T16:09:46Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people....



Trump's political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:56:12 GMT2017-07-25T16:56:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts....



Ex-Marine killed fighting Islamic State in Syria

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:36:42 GMT2017-07-25T16:36:42Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday....



Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:20:40 GMT2017-07-25T16:20:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration....