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Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun.Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding…... Read More

Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified, the official said.The story was first…... Read More

Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn't 'want him to have died in vain'

(PITTSBURGH) -- The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn't "want him to have died in vain," a family attorney said.Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer Tuesday after the…... Read More

First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US

(NEW YORK) -- Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere.New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents…... Read More

Hawaii authorities arrest people taking selfies near Kilauea volcano

(HONOLULU) -- Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii makes for very photogenic selfies and social media posts, but authorities are cracking down on thrill-seekers who are getting too close for comfort.Since the volcano first erupted on May 3, bubbling lava, molten rock and fissures…... Read More

Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?

(CHICAGO) -- After the University of Chicago announced late last week it's scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same."I know other schools will follow," Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the nonprofit National Center for…... Read More

What's next for children already separated from their families?

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration, thousands of children were separated from their families, while parents were prosecuted under a "zero-tolerance" policy.On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would keep immigrant families at the border together "while ensuring we have a…... Read More

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) -- Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)…... Read More

Toddlers at a tender age facility were 'traumatized,' doctor says

(NEW YORK) -- The room being used at one of the so-called "tender age" facilities designated to house immigrant children looked "home-y" but something seemed wrong.Colleen Kraft, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, told ABC News that a concerned pediatrician working near the border called her to come…... Read More

Heartbreaking stories of children impacted by border crisis

(NEW YORK) -- Their names are a mystery and in some cases, their faces are too.But the stories of the children caught in the crosshairs of the "zero tolerance" policy at the border are resonating with people across the country.Here are some of the stories of children whose experiences have…... Read More

Immigration backlog exceeds 700,000 cases and rising

(WASHINGTON) -- One thing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and immigration activists can agree on is that there is a huge backlog of immigration court cases at the southern border.And they’ve been increasing since 2016, according to Syracuse University's TRAC Immigration database, which monitors U.S. federal immigration enforcement.As of now, there…... Read More