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Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Obamacare

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against ObamacareThe Affordable Care Act could be headed back to the Supreme Court for the




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:15 PM

The Latest: Police say fiancé the last to see missing woman

The Latest: Police say fiancé the last to see missing womanDENVER (AP) — The Latest on a police investigation into a Colorado woman's disappearance (all times local):




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:56 PM

Family of dead migrant girl says she was healthy before being detained at US border

Family of dead migrant girl says she was healthy before being detained at US borderThe family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from American officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she travelled through Mexico with her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz. Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to the family's comments. The family's statement was released on Saturday during a news conference in El Paso, Texas, at an immigrant shelter where Jakelin's father is staying. Her family did not attend and has asked for privacy. Jakelin and her father were seeking asylum in the US and were among a large group of migrants arrested on December 6 near a remote border crossing in New Mexico. Hours later they were placed on a bus to the nearest Border Patrol station, but Jakelin began vomiting and eventually stopped breathing. She later died at a Texas hospital. Border Patrol officials on Friday said agents did everything they could to save the girl but that she had not had food or water for days. They added that an initial screening showed no evidence of health problems, and that her father had signed a form indicating she was in good health. Claudia Maquin, 27, shows a photo of her daughter, Jakelin, at her home in Raxruha, Guatemala  Credit: Oliver de Ros/AP But the family took issue with that form, which was in English, a language her father doesn't speak or read. He communicated with border agents in Spanish but he primarily speaks the Mayan Q'eqchi' language. "It is unacceptable for any government agency to have persons in custody sign documents in a language that they clearly do not understand," the statement said. Jakelin's family is urging authorities to conduct an "objective and thorough" investigation into the death and to determine whether officials met standards for the arrest and custody of children. A cause of death has not yet been released. A private prayer service was held in Texas on Friday so her father could see Jakelin's body before it is taken to Guatemala, said Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House shelter where her father is staying. "All of us were moved by the depth of his faith and his trust that God's hand is in all of this," Garcia said. Family members in Guatemala said Caal decided to migrate with his favorite child to earn money he could send back home. Jakelin's mother and three siblings remained in San Antonio Secortez, a village of about 420 inhabitants. 




POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 7:42 PM

US-backed forces retake IS hub in east Syria: monitor

US-backed forces retake IS hub in east Syria: monitorKurdish-dominated forces backed by air strikes by a US-led coalition retook full control of a key jihadist hub in eastern Syria on Friday, a war monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces secured Hajin, the largest settlement in what is the last pocket of territory controlled by the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "After a week of heavy fighting and air strikes, the SDF were able to kick IS out of Hajin," Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based monitoring organisation, said.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:36 AM

NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from Mars

NASA's InSight lander snaps first selfie from MarsWant more proof of NASA's InSight lander arriving safely on Mars? The spacecraft captured a selfie while on the Red Planet.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 2:06 PM

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiations

EU's Tusk says no more Brexit negotiationsBy Gabriela Baczynska and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday he had no mandate to reopen Brexit negotiations with Britain, while the head of the bloc's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, said he "admired" Prime Minister Theresa May. Tusk and Juncker were speaking at a news conference after two days of talks at an EU summit that were dominated by the issue of Brexit and saw the other 27 national leaders of the bloc offer May only vague assurances over their Brexit deal. "I have no mandate to organize any further negotiations. ...




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:25 AM

Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted

Qatar Ruler Says Talks With Saudi Begin Only When Embargo Lifted“Our position on the solution hasn’t changed,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at a conference in Doha on Saturday. Last week, Sheikh Tamim spurned an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend a gathering of Gulf monarchies, which was seen as a sign of thawing relations after 18 months of Qatar’s boycott by the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The overture came as Saudi Arabia sought to defuse pressure over the killing of a vocal critic in Istanbul.




POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2018 2:44 AM

The Gifts AD's Market Department Is Giving This Year

The Gifts AD's Market Department Is Giving This Year




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:50 PM

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with convictionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:07 PM

Pacific Life Yanks Ads After Tucker Carlson's Dig That Immigrants Make U.S. 'Dirtier'

Pacific Life Yanks Ads After Tucker Carlson's Dig That Immigrants Make U.S. 'Dirtier'Prominent insurance company Pacific Life has pulled its commercials from




POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 8:53 PM

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