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The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.
Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy "cruel" and "immoral" while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump said he thought the issue was going to hurt the president at some point. Religious groups, including some conservative ones, are protesting.
Mrs. Bush made some of the strongest comments yet about the policy from the Republican side of the aisle.
Hundreds of people joined U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas to march on a site just off the bank of the Rio Grande that was chosen to hold a federal "tent city" that will house migrant children separated from their parents upon arrival in the United States.
The Department of Health and Human Services is building the 450-bed tent city at the Tornillo port of entry to house overflow from the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy, sources have told NBC News. Migrant children began arriving at the facility on Friday.
Protesters came from as far as Alexandria, Virginia, Sunday in support of O’Rourke and his efforts to pressure the administration to reunite migrant children with their families. They chanted “families, united” and “say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here!” Over 1,000 were in attendance, according to organizers.
Thousands of exuberant Mexican soccer fans took to the streets Sunday to cheer their national team's long-shot win against Germany in Mexico's first match of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.
The 1-0 stunner, with Hirving Lozano scoring the winning goal, has given Mexicans hope that their team might win the tournament for the first time ever. Mexico has competed in the FIFA World Cup since the sporting event kicked off in 1930. The highest it has ever advanced is to the quarter-finals, placing sixth in both 1986 and 1970.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl's diaper.
The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and resulting separation of families.
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Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."
Until then, consideration of clemency is unnecessary, Giuliani said, as the White House presses to bring the yearlong investigation to an end.
Giuliani denied that Trump was trying to send a message to Paul Manafort, who was the 2016 chairman for nearly five months, or others to refrain from cooperating with prosecutors. The former New York City mayor suggested that an end to the investigation could be in sight one way or the other — either by undercutting the Mueller's inquiry as illegitimate, or if necessary, by agreeing to a Trump interview with prosecutors under limited conditions.
On Friday, the U.S. Government began bringing migrant children separated from their parents to a new tent city detention center in Tornillo, Texas. This footage was shot outside the facility.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent Friday to the House Intelligence Committee and first reported by The Washington Post.
Stone and Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign aide who arranged the 2016 meeting, did not disclose the contact in their interviews with the committee.
Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.
The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings, knocked down walls and roof tiles, and left many homes without water or gas. The quake also grounded flights in and out of Osaka, and paralyzed traffic and commuter trains most of the day.
By Monday evening, bullet trains and some local trains had resumed operation, with stations swollen with commuters trying to get home, many of them waiting in long lines. An exodus of commuters who chose to walk home filled sidewalks and bridges.
The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water is not safe after it rains.
The reason why is pretty easy to understand, but the solutions are harder to envision here in the most developed U.S. state, where one out of every eight square feet of land cannot be penetrated by water because of a manmade structure.
Shopping malls, restaurants, parking lots and roofs of every shape and size prevent rainwater from soaking into the soil and naturally filtering down into the water table.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top Democratic members of Congress will be in San Diego on Monday to visit the detention center housing migrant children separated from their families or who arrived unaccompanied to the United States.
Pelosi will join San Diego Rep. Juan Vargas and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to see first-hand the effects of the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance policy enacted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year.
One of the shelters for migrant children is located in a nondescript building in El Cajon. Department of Health and Human Services officials said most of the children in that facility are unaccompanied minors and only 10 percent were separated from their parents.
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Suffolk County Police Department
A police officer used a metal detector to find a woman’s $20,000 engagement ring after she lost it on Fire Island, officials said.
The woman called the police on Saturday after she realized she’d lost the pricey ring, the Suffolk County Police Department said.
A Marine Bureau police officer searched the home she was staying at, but wasn’t able to find the ring, the department said.
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The battle for Puerto Rico's future is underway in a crowded courthouse where teachers, parents and students are fighting to keep their schools open, NBC News reported.
Nearly 300 are slated to close after Hurricane Maria plunged the island into a devastating economic crisis nine months ago that deeply cut into school enrollment.
"Where there is no school there is no community," said educator Providencia Figueroa, who is working with one of Puerto Rico's teachers unions. "The community is dead."
There are other concerns on the island, where most of the power service is finally has power back after what Gov. Ricardo Roselló said was "the most devastating event in the history of Puerto Rico": It's hurricane season again and the grid isn't ready for another storm and Maria's true death toll is still a mystery.
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A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.
The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m.
A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store. Witnesses told other media that they were inside the store and heard shots.
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A New Jersey arts and music festival turned deadly early Sunday morning when a barrage of bullets flew into a large crowd, sending attendees stampeding and leaving 22 people injured and one suspect dead, authorities said.
The chaos broke out at the Arts All Night festival in Trenton around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to investigators.
Officials said there were several fights sparked by disputes between neighborhood gangs that broke out prior to the shooting. They also said officers warned that the event needed to be shut down before the shooting took place.