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“I Feel Like I Am Trash”: Immigrant Children Describe Squalid Conditions In Detention Centers Along The US Border

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:52:35 -0400

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In interviews filed in federal court this week, immigrant parents and children say they were held for days in frigid, filthy cells and cages at facilities run by US Customs and Border Protection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gracewyler/immigrant-children-customs-border-protection-conditions

Judges Are Skeptical The Trump Administration Will Reunite Separated Families When It’s Supposed To

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:47:49 -0400

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Two federal judges ordered the government to quickly reunite individual families who sued over border separations, notwithstanding a nationwide reunification deadline at the end of the month.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judges-are-skeptical-the-trump-administration-will-reunite

The Senate Just Sent A Unanimous Message To Trump: Don't Take Putin’s Deal

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:51:11 -0400

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The symbolic measure was aimed at dissuading Trump from accepting a deal proposed by Putin to turn over US officials for questioning by Russian investigators.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/the-senate-just-sent-a-unanimous-message-to-trump-dont-take

The Russians Who Hacked The DNC Have Targeted At Least Three 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:12:16 -0400

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Six days after the US charged 12 Russian hackers with stealing and leaking DNC emails, a Microsoft executive says the same agency is targeting the midterm elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/the-russians-who-hacked-the-dnc-have-targeted-at-least

Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:28:44 -0400

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Internal documents show Facebook’s own marketing strategy was influenced by what it learned from its valued customer, the Trump campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/congratulations-zuckerberg-call-trump-election-2016

Republicans Pulled One Of Trump's Controversial Judicial Nominees After It Was Clear He Wouldn't Have The Votes

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:24:50 -0400

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Sen. Tim Scott said he would not vote in favor of 9th Circuit nominee Ryan Bounds. Bounds came under fire for racially charged college writings.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/republicans-pulled-one-of-trumps-controversial-judicial

Here’s What Happens If The Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:48:24 -0400

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The ruling protecting abortion rights may not be overturned entirely, but instead chipped away at slowly. Even if it is, abortion won’t suddenly be illegal nationwide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/heres-what-happens-if-the-supreme-court-overturns-roe-v-wade

The Global Far Right Hates George Soros. It’s Because Our Foundation Stands Up To Tyrants.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:06:53 -0400

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Tension between civil society and the government strengthens democracy. That tension no longer exists in Russia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/patrickgaspard/why-putin-hates-george-soros

Guns, God, And Trump: How An Accused Russian Agent Wooed US Conservatives

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:25:31 -0400

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It’s hard to tell how much of the story 29-year-old Maria Butina told Americans about herself for years is real. But it's clear that her persona — a scrappy girl from Siberia fighting for Russian gun rights — was carefully calibrated to appeal to US conservatives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/maria-butina-spent-years-wooing-us-conservatives-heres-how

18 House Democrats Voted To Condemn The “Abolish ICE” Movement And Support The Agency

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:59:59 -0400

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“I may not like what this administration’s directing the Environmental Protection Agency to do, but that doesn’t mean I think we ought to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/almost-20-house-democrats-voted-to-express-their-support

A Critical Factor In 2020: Democrats Make Significant Cut To Caucus States

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:42:41 -0400

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By next year, Democrats could see the number of caucus states cut in half — a potential blow to insurgent candidates ahead of the next presidential election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/caucuses-primaries-democrats-unity-commission

American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:25:37 -0400

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An investigation reveals that the fake news sites that flourished in Macedonia in 2016 weren’t just the work of local teens — and that security agencies are probing possible connections to Russia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/american-conservatives-fake-news-macedonia-paris-wade-libert

Prosecutors Say Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina Appeared To Have Ties To Russian Intelligence

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:25:36 -0400

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A judge ordered Maria Butina, who is charged with illegally acting as an agent for Russia in the United States, held pending trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/prosecutors-say-accused-maria-butina-had-ties-to-russian

An Alabama Republican Who Didn’t Back Trump In 2016 Just Won Her Primary

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:49:52 -0400

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Rep. Martha Roby, who had Trump’s endorsement, beat off a challenge from Bobby Bright.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/martha-roby-alabama-election-results-congress-trump-bobby

When It Comes To Trump, “There Is No Such Thing As A Last Straw” For Republicans

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:53:50 -0400

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“When he’s back talking about the Supreme Court or regulations, they will be back publicly supporting him.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-putin-russia-republicans-statement

Democrats Are Pushing New Legislation To Prevent ICE From Shackling Pregnant Women

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:28:29 -0400

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The bill, which will be released Tuesday, comes in response to a BuzzFeed News report on pregnant women who say they were mistreated while in immigration detention.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/democrats-are-pushing-new-legislation-to-prevent-ice-from

Help Us Make Political Advertising More Transparent

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:04:36 -0400

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We're collecting and analyzing political ads that people like you are being targeted with on Facebook.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/help-us-track-targeted-political-advertising-on-facebook

Senate Intel Had Asked For Financial Documents On The Russian Gun Rights Activist

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:49:00 -0400

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Last year, the Senate Intelligence Committee requested financial transactions on Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin that banks deemed to be "suspicious" or "derogatory."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/senate-committee-was-probing-alleged-russian-agents

Here Are 11 Totally Normal Things That Happened At Trump And Putin's Press Conference

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:48:53 -0400

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Trump threw a soccer ball to Melania, Putin denied Russian interference in the US election, and Trump kinda said he believed him, to name a few.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/putin-trump-press-conference-things

A Judge Has Temporarily Stopped The Trump Administration From Deporting Reunified Families

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:22:50 -0400

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The judge said the government's position that his reunification orders and deadlines could put kids at risk was "exasperating" and "deeply troubling."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-judge-temporarily-stopped-the-trump-administration-from

John McCain Says Trump Is "Unwilling" And "Unable" To Stand Up To Putin

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:31:25 -0400

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"No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/john-mccain-donald-trump-defend-a-tyrant-putin

Keisha Lance Bottoms Just Gave Stacey Abrams A Full-Throated Endorsement

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:42:22 -0400

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"There’s an opportunity to change this world with our election in November."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/keisha-lance-bottoms-stacey-abrams-endorsement

The MAGA Trolls Have Met Their Match In Sacha Baron Cohen And "Who Is America?"

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:04 -0400

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Cohen — a consummate troll himself — is a perfect foil to the current political climate of grift and trolling.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/the-maga-trolls-meet-their-match-in-sacha-baron-cohen-and

Putin And Trump Are Cut From The Same Cloth

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:12:48 -0400

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A global cultural and political fault line runs through the US, Russia, and Europe — with Trump and Putin on the same side of the divide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/leonidr2/trump-and-putin-lead-the-global-illiberal-block-who-will

How Much Does Trump’s Endorsement Matter? Alabama Republicans Don’t Really Care.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:50:13 -0400

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Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who now has Trump's support, has the advantage. But Trump's record in the state shows that voters have other priorities.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/donald-trump-alabama-election-martha-roby-bright

Trump's Campaign Has Spent About $1.2 Million On Legal Fees Already This Year

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:35:26 -0400

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The campaign's spending on legal fees has dropped since the beginning of the year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-campaign-spending-legal-fees-july

How One Man Owned The Libs And The Establishment — And Took Over The Florida Republican Party

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:15:51 -0400

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"You can start seeing trends, and you can see where it’s going before it’s going."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/florida-republican-party-blaise-ingoglia

Senators Call For An Investigation Of Alleged Mistreatment Of Pregnant Women In Immigration Detention

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:48:55 -0400

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The letter cited “harmful and substandard conditions” for pregnant women in ICE and Border Patrol custody in response to a BuzzFeed News report.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/senators-call-for-an-investigation-of-alleged-mistreatment

Georgia Democrat Argues He's Better Suited For District's "Demography And Makeup"

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:46:18 -0400

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Kevin Abel, a businessman, is running against Lucy McBath, a well-known gun control activist.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/georgia-democrat-argues-hes-better-suited-for-districts

After Mueller’s Latest Indictment, Trump’s Upcoming Meeting With Putin “Makes For Good TV”

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:57:35 -0400

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The White House insists the new indictment doesn’t change much.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/trump-putin-mueller-indictment-meeting

Russian Intelligence Officers Have Been Indicted For Hacking Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 04:25:31 -0400

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The indictments came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/russian-intelligence-officers-have-been-indicted-for

The New Progressives Seek To Solve The Democratic Party’s Biggest Problem

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:33:59 -0400

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"If we only talk about racial justice issues or if we only talk about economic issues we’re going to be leaving some people out."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/progressives-race-class-dsa-ocasio-cortez

The ACLU Wants To Do What The NRA Does: Get People To Vote

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:31:06 -0400

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"They make their members and volunteers feel like they have a duty to vote."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/aclu-voter-nra-resistance

Peter Strzok Called Trump's Criticism Of A Fallen Soldier's Father "Horrible" And "Disgusting" During A Chaotic Congressional Hearing

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:53:45 -0400

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FBI agent Peter Strzok defended his texts criticizing Donald Trump during the 2016 election, saying Republicans' implications "corrode" Americans' trust in the FBI.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/peter-strzok-hearing-sheer-chaos

A Group Of Black Women Is Asking Paul Ryan To Reverse His Maxine Waters Apology Request

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:59:52 -0400

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The letter to the speaker of the House frames #IStandWithMaxine's central cause as a nonpartisan issue.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/a-group-of-black-women-is-asking-paul-ryan-to-reverse-his

Black Civil Rights Leaders Promise An Organized Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:58:31 -0400

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Democrats face a very difficult task in blocking any nomination to the Supreme Court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/civil-rights-kavanaugh-scotus-trump

A Reporter Who Had Her Records Seized Wasn’t On A List Of Subpoenaed Journalists The Justice Department Sent To A Senator

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:36:38 -0400

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DOJ sent Sen. Ron Wyden a letter in March responding to his request for information on journalists who were subpoenaed over the past five years and only listed two instances.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-reporter-who-had-her-records-seized-wasnt-on-a-list-of

Meet The Man — And Propaganda Machine — Behind The Hammond Pardon

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:33:27 -0400

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How Forrest Lucas — the little-known millionaire whose company name is plastered on the home stadium of the Indianapolis Colts — wields power, propaganda, and even Sharon Stone to protect Big Agriculture.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/forrest-lucas-hammond-pardon-bundy-trump-pence

Republicans In Congress Just Advanced A Bill To Protect Anti-Gay Adoption Agencies

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:59:57 -0400

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The House Appropriations Committee approved the amendment Wednesday. Next, it goes to the full House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/republicans-in-congress-just-advanced-a-bill-that-would

No Sign Yet That Russia Is Trying To Hack US Election Systems, DHS Officials Tell Congress

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:53:34 -0400

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Despite warnings of potential interference, two DHS officials, in separate congressional testimony, said there are no indications yet that Russia is probing state voting systems.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/russia-election-meddling-hacking-dhs-state-systems

Paul Manafort Said On A Monitored Phone Call In Jail That He's Being Treated Like A "VIP," According To Prosecutors

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:17:02 -0400

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Manafort's jail conditions include private living and bathroom quarters, his own laptop and phone, and a "workaround" for the jail's no-email rule.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-said-on-a-monitored-phone-call-that-hes-being

The Courts Where Some Immigrants Plead Guilty Without Knowing What’s Happening

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:01:03 -0400

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Lawyers, and even a judge, say Operation Streamline's rapid-fire pace is too fast for some defendants to understand.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnstanton/immigration-border-operation-streamline-due-process

Sinclair’s Fox News: The Conservative Broadcaster Plans To Launch A Streaming Service Called STIRR

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:25:11 -0400

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The local TV giant expects to release the streaming app this year, according to sources familiar with the project.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/sinclair-launching-new-streaming-service-stirr

The Government's Struggle To Reunify Children With Their Families Is About To Get More Complicated

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:23:46 -0400

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The Trump administration couldn't meet a court-ordered deadline to reunify fewer than 100 separated children. Now it faces a new reunification deadline for potentially thousands more.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-governments-struggle-to-reunify-children-with-their