Mike Pompeo poised for next step of nuke talks with North Korean officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will "soon" meet with North Korean officials to take the next step in a denuclearization deal, a top South Korea official said Monday.

"Secretary of State Pompeo has the will to push ahead with [negotiations] at a very fast speed," said South Korea Foreign Minister ...

Rep. Cicilline joins congressional group at US-Mexico border

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Congressman David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) has visited the border between the United States and Mexico as controversy grows over the Trump administration's policy to separate children from their parents.

The Providence Journal reports that the Rhode Island Democrat joined several other members of Congress in McAllen, Texas, ...

Ann Coulter calls immigrant children ‘child actors’

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called children crying at the border after being separated from parents "child actors" during an appearance Sunday on Fox News.Coulter also said President Trump should not fall...

Tester fields questions solo after Rosendale declines debate

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester fielded questions from a broadcasters' group about immigration and health care after his Republican challenger declined to debate him on Father's Day.

The Montana Broadcasters' Association notified candidates 1 ½ months ago of the debate in Whitefish. Tester, who is running ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies. Both Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for an end to the practice at the U.S.-Mexico border. A look at the latest developments:

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Battle lines emerging over Trump’s nominee to lead consumer bureau

The White House said President Trump's nominee to lead a government consumer-protection agency will pursue reforms initiated by administration budget director Mick Mulvaney — a prospect that has drawn criticism from advocacy groups.

The president's nomination of Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will "continue the reforms ...

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again falsely blaming Democrats in the escalating political crisis.

Democrats have turned up the pressure over the ...

The Latest: Nielsen says no apology for separating families

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says officials will not apologize for enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from their parents.

Nielsen was speaking Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference ...

Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who challenged legislative districts that gave Republicans a huge ...

Supreme Court declines to stop political gerrymandering

The Supreme Court declined Monday to overturn Wisconsin's heavily gerrymandered legislative districts, saying the plaintiffs didn't do enough to prove they had standing to bring the lawsuit.

The decision amounts to a punt on one of the most closely-watched cases of the year, leaving for another day the big questions ...

Trump doubles down on family separation policy

President Trump on Monday doubled down on his controversial policy of separating children from parents when families illegally cross the border, while also calling on Congress to change laws to end it.In a series o...

Welch visits children’s detention center on border

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Democratic Congressman Peter Welch has visited a children's detention center in Texas as critics have been railing against President Donald Trump's move separating immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Welch told WCAX-TV that "it's just appalling and unconscionable action."

Nearly 2,000 children have ...