First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant children

First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant childrenMelania Trump, whose pressure was a factor in getting her husband, U.S. President Donald Trump, to reverse his policy of separating immigrant children from parents, on Thursday visited a border detention facility where some of those children were being held. The first lady left the White House quietly in the morning and flew to Texas for the visit, a day after Trump signed an executive order keeping families who illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico together. The trip to Texas was the most high-profile public appearance Mrs. Trump had made since undergoing a surgical procedure for a benign kidney condition on May 14.



Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits regionBy Richard Cowan and Steve Holland WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was directing federal agencies to begin reuniting children and parents who had been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border after entering the country illegally, a first step to implementing his executive order reversing a policy that had drawn global condemnation. Trump's announcement came as his wife, Melania, made a damage-control visit to a border detention facility in Texas where children are being held. Video footage of children sitting in cages and an audiotape of wailing children had sparked anger as the images were broadcast worldwide.



Trump administration to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: Washington Post

Trump administration to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: Washington PostWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. "We're suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody," an unnamed official told the newspaper. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)



Trump says remains of U.S. war dead in process of being returned from North Korea

Trump says remains of U.S. war dead in process of being returned from North KoreaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, correcting a statement he had made a day earlier, said on Thursday that remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War were in the process of being returned to the United States from North Korea. Trump on Wednesday had said the remains of 200 American servicemen had been sent back. He made his latest remarks during a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House. (Reporting by Jim Oliphant; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)



U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failure

U.S. watchdog auditing FAA checks of Southwest Air after engine failureThe U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general is auditing the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Southwest Airlines Co after a midair incident in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The inspector general said "our objective is to assess FAA’s oversight of Southwest Airlines’ systems for managing risk." The office will write a report after it completes the review and may make recommendations. A Southwest Boeing 737 engine failed in midair on April 17 after it lost a fan blade, killing one passenger.





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