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Border patrol agents are stopping people on highways in New England to check their citizenship

Border patrol agents are stopping people on highways in New England to check their citizenship

(CNN) - Far from ground zero in the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration along the southern border, US Customs and Border Protection checkpoints on highways in Maine and New Hampsh ... Continue Reading
Protesters briefly block bus leaving migrant detention center in Texas

Protesters briefly block bus leaving migrant detention center in Texas

MCALLEN, Texas (CNN) - Chanting protesters briefly blocked a bus leaving a migrant detention center in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.

Protesters stood in front of the bus and yelled, "Set the children free" and "Shame on you" at Border Patrol officers. The Border Patrol ended up surrounding the bus so it could back up and go out the other end of the street.

CNN reporters could see children through the darkened windows, and a protester told CNN she also saw children through the windows. She said some of the children waved at her and she told them, "You are not alone" in Spanish.

"It was very difficult to see," said Denise Benavides of Dallas, who said she's a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Benavides said she didn't know where the bus was going but "that's something we'll look into -- what's going on and where are they taking these children."

Uniformed officers arrived to calm the situation. McAllen police told CNN nobody was arrested.

The vehicle's destination was unclear.

A US Customs and Border Patrol spokesperson said the bus carried "family groups" being transferred into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. When asked about the bus's destination, an ICE spokesman recommended contacting Health & Human Services or CBP. HHS said to ask ICE.

Many of the at least 2,300 children separated from their undocumented parents since May are in far-flung shelters and foster homes nationwide -- hundreds of miles away from the southern border.

In many cases, the parents don't know where their children are being held, the parents' lawyers say.

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order reversing his policy and allowing parents and their children to stay together.

US Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, and other members of Congress toured the McAllen Customs Border Protection Facility on Saturday. She told CNN she's seen no evidence of a method to reunify parents and children.

"The staff at all the facilities are really operating with no policies," Speier said. "The President, you know, signs an executive order, and then washes his hands of it. That is unacceptable.

"This is on his watch. This is his process. This is his policy he put in place. If you're going to undo it, then you truly have to undo it by making sure that you match every child with every parent."

More than 1,100 immigrants -- including children -- were being held at McAllen when reporters were allowed inside on June 17.

Car drives through crowd protesting police killing of Antwon Rose in Pittsburgh

Car drives through crowd protesting police killing of Antwon Rose in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (CNN) - Protesters angry over the death of an unarmed teen who was shot by police this week marched Friday for the third straight night down the streets of downtown Pittsburgh.

Four people were arrested as hundreds of demonstrators blocked streets, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said.

Police are looking for a black sedan that drove through the crowd late Friday, said Chris Togneri, the city spokesman. No injuries were reported, he said.

Protesters were near PNC Park, where fans were leaving a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, when the car drove through, CNN affiliate KDKA reported.

'How do you justify that?'

Antwon Rose, 17, was shot by an officer three times on Tuesday as he attempted to flee a car stopped by police. Rose was one of two passengers in the car, which matched the description of a vehicle that had been involved in an earlier shooting, Allegheny County Police said.

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld fired on Rose from behind, hitting him in three spots, police said.

The manner of Rose's death was listed as homicide, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.

"Three shots in the back, how you justify that?" protesters chanted Friday.

Demonstrators carrying a sign that read, "Fire killer cops," led hundreds of supporters to the Homestead Grays Bridge, halting traffic for a few hours.

Those arrested face charges for failure to disperse and, at least one, for resisting arrest, McDonough told KDKA.

'He wasn't that boy'

Tia Taylor, who went to high school with Rose, addressed the crowd, offering a heartfelt testimony of him.

"He wasn't the person to be out here doing anything he didn't have no business doing. He wasn't that boy," Taylor, a student at Woodland Hills High School, said through tears.

Friday marked the third night of protests in Pittsburgh. Several groups since Wednesday have shut down highways and intersections across the city.

As it grew dark, police became more visible. Squad cars trailed the crowd, and officers in riot gear formed a tight line, holding batons and blocking protesters' way.

Rosfeld, the officer who shot Rose, had been sworn in to the East Pittsburgh police force just hours before the shooting, though he'd worked with other local departments for seven years, CNN affiliate WPXI reported. He has been placed on administrative leave, police have said.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala does not plan to refer the case to the Pennsylvania attorney general, despite calls for him to do so. Zappala's spokesman, Mike Manko, said in an emailed statement that "the major crimes investigative resources in Allegheny County are more than capable of handling any homicide case."

Teenager uses sign language to communicate with blind and deaf man during flight

Teenager uses sign language to communicate with blind and deaf man during flight

(CNN) - A 15-year-old is being widely praised for an act of kindness during a cross-country flight. Clara Daly was traveling with her mother Jane from Boston to Los Angeles on an Alaska Airlines f ... Continue Reading
Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

(CNN) - A woman jogging along a beach accidentally crossed the US border from Canada, and ended up detained in Washington state for two weeks.Cedella Roman, 19, was visiting her mother from France ... Continue Reading
DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

DNA on napkin used to crack 32-year-old cold case, police say

(CNN) - DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986, police in Tacoma, Washington, said Friday.Gary Hartman, 66, was ... Continue Reading
Sessions isn't the first to 'textjack' the Bible. Here are five of the most misused scriptures

Sessions isn't the first to 'textjack' the Bible. Here are five of the most misused scriptures

(CNN) - The game was tied and there was no time left on the clock when Dina Disney stepped to the foul line. Tears welling in her eyes, the college senior sank two free throws to seal her school's f ... Continue Reading
New York terror attack suspect now facing total of 28 federal charges

New York terror attack suspect now facing total of 28 federal charges

(CNN) - The suspect in New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 was arraigned Friday on new charges -- six counts of attempted murder -- in addition to 22 charges filed earlier from the 2017 inc ... Continue Reading
9,000 barrels of bourbon fall in Kentucky distillery building collapse

9,000 barrels of bourbon fall in Kentucky distillery building collapse

(CNN) - Pardon bourbon lovers for crying in their beer after half of the barrels being aged at a Kentucky distillery building fell to the ground when part of the structure collapsed.About 9,000 st ... Continue Reading
She got her son back after suing the Trump administration

She got her son back after suing the Trump administration

(CNN) - The mother rushed toward her son the second he stepped off the jetway. Then she teared up. In the waiting area of Gate C14 at Baltimore Washington International Airport, she wrapped a blan ... Continue Reading
More than 30 children become sick at Florida summer camp

More than 30 children become sick at Florida summer camp

(CNN) - More than 30 children attending a summer camp in Florida were taken to the hospital Thursday after they suddenly fell ill, the Highlands County Fire & EMS said.The 33 children and three ad ... Continue Reading
America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump, UN report says

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump, UN report says

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) - Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, according to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US."The United States, ... Continue Reading
Orlando officer shot in deadly standoff is fighting for his life, wife says

Orlando officer shot in deadly standoff is fighting for his life, wife says

(CNN) - The wife of an Orlando officer who was critically injured during a standoff that left four children dead broke down in tears as she implored her husband to get better and come home soon. M ... Continue Reading
Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge

Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge

(CNN) - President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his summit with Kim Jong Un is back on. This news came after senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol hand-delivered a letter from Kim Jong U ... Continue Reading

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