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How divers rescued the first 4 boys from the cave in Thailand

Four boys were rescued from a cave in Thailand on Sunday, the first wave of a highly anticipated mission to save the soccer team. The boys had to learn the basics of swimming and diving before they could start the 2.5 mile journey. Two divers accompanied each boy throughout the […]
How divers rescued the first 4 boys from the cave in Thailand
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I spent a day with Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border

Business Insider reporter and photographer Daniel Brown recently spent a day riding along with US Border Patrol agents. He got an inside look at the busiest sector of the US-Mexico border. Following is a transcript for the video. Daniel Brown: I was recently down in McAllen, Texas, down in the […]
I spent a day with Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border
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China warns its tourists of ‘frequent shootings,’ expensive health care, and risks of encountering border-patrol agents during trips to the US

China has warned citizens travelling to the US of “frequent” shootings, expensive medical care, and the risks associated with running into border patrol agents. The Chinese Embassy in Washington issued a notice warning travellers that “shootings, robberies, and theft are frequent,” and urged citizens to remain calm and hold onto […]
China warns its tourists of ‘frequent shootings,’ expensive health care, and risks of encountering border-patrol agents during trips to the US
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Trump orders flags lowered to half-staff in honour of Capital Gazette shooting victims after rejecting Annapolis mayor’s initial request

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential proclamation honouring victims of the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting. He had reportedly rejected a request to lower American flags in honour of the five people killed last week. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said he was “disappointed” by the decision. Maryland Gov. Larry […]
Trump orders flags lowered to half-staff in honour of Capital Gazette shooting victims after rejecting Annapolis mayor’s initial request
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North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un ‘is a terrorist’

The whole world watched as president Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. A North Korean defector and human rights activist, Yeonmi Park, shared her opinion on the historic meeting. The following is a transcript of the video. Yeonmi Park:What […]
North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un ‘is a terrorist’
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Milo Yiannopoulos comments on vigilantes ‘gunning journalists down’

Two days before Thursday’s shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Milo Yiannopoulos had told an Observer journalist “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight.” Five people were killed and several more were injured Thursday at the Maryland newsroom. Yiannopoulos has since defended his […]
Milo Yiannopoulos comments on vigilantes ‘gunning journalists down’
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The US Supreme Court just upheld Trump’s travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban. In a 5-4 decision split along partisan lines, the justices ruled that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration. The plaintiffs had argued in their lawsuit that Trump’s travel ban was discriminatory against Muslims. The US Supreme Court […]
The US Supreme Court just upheld Trump’s travel ban
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Salesforce employees are upset over the company’s work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Silicon Valley grapples with the government’s use of tech

More than 650 Salesforce employees reportedly sent a letter to CEO Marc Benioff criticising the company’s work with the U.S. Customers and Border Protection agency. The letter said the company’s values were imperiled by working with the border agency, at a time when parents and children of migrants illegally crossing […]
Salesforce employees are upset over the company’s work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as Silicon Valley grapples with the government’s use of tech
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‘It’s heartbreaking’: A Texas landowner who sees immigrants cross through her property regularly says she’s horrified by Trump’s border policies

One woman, whose Texas property has been in her family for generations, said she wanted Americans to understand that the immigrants she sees on her land are fleeing devastating violence. She has grown concerned about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which, until recently, separated families at the US-Mexico border. […]
‘It’s heartbreaking’: A Texas landowner who sees immigrants cross through her property regularly says she’s horrified by Trump’s border policies
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Jared Kushner rips into Palestinian leader Abbas’ ability to make peace

Jared Kushner slammed Palestinian leadership for its lack of commitment to peace in a rare interview with an Arabic-language Palestinian newspaper. Kushner’s interview is widely seen as an attempt to reach out directly to the Palestinian people at a time when tensions are high between the Trump administration and the […]
Jared Kushner rips into Palestinian leader Abbas’ ability to make peace
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Britain is no longer a ‘tier one’ military power

Theresa May, this week, has asked the British secretary of defence to justify the UK’s position as a “tier one” military power. The statement is a realisation that the UK can no longer economically compete with top countries, military experts told Business Insider. Dr Jan Honig, a senior lecturer in […]
Britain is no longer a ‘tier one’ military power
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While Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy sparks controversy in the US, China is detaining hundreds of thousands of legal citizens for doing nothing wrong

The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which detains parents and led to the separation of 2,000 children, has been controversial and lead to some changes. But in China, police have been interning hundreds of thousands of adults for offenses like growing a beard or legally travelling overseas, or sometimes no […]
While Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy sparks controversy in the US, China is detaining hundreds of thousands of legal citizens for doing nothing wrong
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Side-by-side photos show migrant children locked up in cages under both Trump and Obama

Photos of detention facilities holding migrant children under the Obama and Trump administrations bear striking similarities. The Trump administration has been enforcing what it refers to as a “zero-tolerance” policy, and photos have surfaced of children being detained away from their parents in cage-like facilities. Similar photos from Obama-era border […]
Side-by-side photos show migrant children locked up in cages under both Trump and Obama
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What would happen if America’s Internet went down

David Kennedy, former NSA hacker and TrustedSec CEO, explains how an attack on America’s Internet could affect the country, ranging from the financial sector to our military. Following is a transcript of the video. David Kennedy: In a lot of cases, when we talk about disruptions when it comes to […]
What would happen if America’s Internet went down
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The migrant children in tent cities could have a suite at Trump’s Washington hotel for rates lower than what the US government spends detaining them

Some migrant children have been detained in so-called tent cities, without their parents, as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy. Housing a child in these locations costs $US775 per child per night on average, according to NBC. Business Insider research showed Trump hotels in New York, Las […]
The migrant children in tent cities could have a suite at Trump’s Washington hotel for rates lower than what the US government spends detaining them
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‘How is this not child abuse?’: Homeland Security secretary gets mercilessly grilled over family separation policy in heated press briefing

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen faced an onslaught of questions at the White House amid growing criticism over the department’s enforcement of a “zero-tolerance” policy targeting migrant children and their families who cross the US-Mexico border illegally. One White House correspondent asked Nielsen whether the forced separation can be […]
‘How is this not child abuse?’: Homeland Security secretary gets mercilessly grilled over family separation policy in heated press briefing
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Microsoft is facing online outrage and calls for a boycott over its ICE contract

Microsoft is being criticised over its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for its cloud-computing software Azure Government. In a blog post in January, Microsoft said it was “proud to support” the agency with the software. ICE has been heavily criticised in recent days for enforcing a policy of separating […]
Microsoft is facing online outrage and calls for a boycott over its ICE contract
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Photos show US Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages

The Trump administration has been under fire for weeks over its new “zero-tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. On Sunday, a handful of reporters were permitted to tour Border Patrol’s largest processing facility in McAllen, Texas, where many of the […]
Photos show US Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages
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Mattis paints Putin as dire threat as Trump goes around flattering him

President Donald Trump and Defence Secretary James Mattis offered strikingly different perspectives on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the course of just a few hours on Friday. Trump said it’s “possible” he could meet with Putin this summer and downplayed Russia’s role in the annexation of Crimea. Meanwhile, Mattis slammed […]
Mattis paints Putin as dire threat as Trump goes around flattering him
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The Trump administration has chosen a site in the Texas desert to establish a ‘tent city’ to house migrant children

The Trump administration is set to construct a “tent city” shelter in Tornillo, Texas, to house migrant children. The move comes after an uptick in the amount of migrant children in government custody, stemming from the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy toward people caught illegally crossing the border. The Tornillo site […]
The Trump administration has chosen a site in the Texas desert to establish a ‘tent city’ to house migrant children
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‘I find that question insulting and ridiculous’: Pompeo gets testy with reporter who asks how the US will make sure North Korea denuclearizes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took exception with a reporter Wednesday when asked for more details on the verification process surrounding the North Korea’s denuclearization. The agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does not include explicit details about verification. Despite such concerns, Pompeo […]
‘I find that question insulting and ridiculous’: Pompeo gets testy with reporter who asks how the US will make sure North Korea denuclearizes
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Despite Trump’s spin, North Korea is no closer to getting rid of its nukes

The goal of denuclearization is just as far away as it was before President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met, a national security expert told Business Insider. Trump has praised the “great progress” he and Kim made towards denuclearization at Tuesday’s summit in Singapore. But the joint statement the […]
Despite Trump’s spin, North Korea is no closer to getting rid of its nukes
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Macedonia agrees to change its name and end its 27-year beef with Greece

The leaders of Macedonia and Greece reached an agreement on Tuesday to end a 27-year feud surrounding the Balkan country’s name. The prime ministers have agreed to refer to Macedonia as the Republic of Northern Macedonia, or Severna Makedonija in the Macedonian language. The move aims to appease Greece, which […]
Macedonia agrees to change its name and end its 27-year beef with Greece
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Confusion erupts over Mike Pence’s meeting with Republican senators on Korea ‘war games’

President Donald Trump expressed intent to no longer conduct “very provocative” joint military exercises with South Korea. A top Republican senator claims Vice President Mike Pence backtracked that commitment in a closed-door meeting Tuesday, which Pence’s office disputed. The senator then clarified Pence’s comments. WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence’s […]
Confusion erupts over Mike Pence’s meeting with Republican senators on Korea ‘war games’
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Here’s how world leaders are reacting to the historic Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded a highly anticipated summit on Tuesday. The two leaders’ relationship has global ramifications. South Korea, China, Russia, and Britain have responded positively to the summit. Iran and some US Democrats have not been as optimistic. Scroll down to […]
Here’s how world leaders are reacting to the historic Trump-Kim summit
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