President Trump is losing support for his policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Republicans are trying to come up with a legislative fix in Washington. We find out more about that and the fate of a larger immigration bill.
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In some cases, when Customs and Border Patrol agents catch an immigrant wanted for a crime, they’re no longer sending them to the California law enforcement agency that issued a warrant for that suspect. Instead, federal agents are deporting the suspects back to their home countries. Is it in retaliation for California’s sanctuary state law?
In 1963, after massive civil rights protests in Birmingham, Attorney General Bobby Kennedy wanted to improve race relations in the country. He set up a meeting with black intellectuals, artists and activists. James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Lorraine Hansberry, and Kenneth Clark joined Kennedy at his New York penthouse. The meeting turned into a bitter fight, but it was an important turning point for Kennedy’s thoughts on race. It’s the subject of a new book.
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Our critics review Disney Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2,” where Elastigirl is hired to revamp superheroes’ global image, while her husband Mr. Incredible has to stay home with three wild kids; “Tag,” about friends who’ve been playing tag every May for 30 years; “Set It Up,” about two executive assistants who try to set up their bosses to get them off their backs; “Superfly,” a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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