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Deported Guatemalan Immigrants Arrive On ICE Flight from U.S
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Memos 'Outline Deportation Plans'

The Homeland Security Department has drafted new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to memos signed by Secretary John Kelly cited by AP. Plans to hire thousands of new agents are reportedly detailed

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Republicans Speak Up for Freedom of the Press

Top republicans, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, disagreed this weekend with President Donald Trump's claim that the media is the "enemy" of the American people. "I don't have any issues with the press, myself,"Mattis said

U.S. President Donald Trump applauds his crowd as he holds a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSZBI2

Trump Claims White House Is 'Running So Smoothly'

Days after firing his National Security Adviser, under fire for alleged Russia links, and taking flak for the snail's pace of his legislative agenda, Trump addressed a crowd of hardcore supporters in Florida Saturday, focusing on his favorite themes: being his own pitchman and attacking the media

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Senior Trump Appointee Fired After Critical Comments

Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building in Washington. He reportedly criticized Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers in a private speech

TOPSHOT - Tanks and armoured vehicles of the Iraqi forces, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters commenced on February 19, 2017. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fight For Mosul Has Intensified

Iraqi forces launched an assault on the Western half of Mosul on Sunday, marking an intensification of the battle to reclaim the city from the ISIS militants who seized it in 2014. The fight is expected to involve intense street fighting, complicated by the presence of thousands of civilians

Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. A judge on Friday ordered Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, to stand trial on sexual assault charges. He is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He has pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Former U.S. Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused

Three former members of the U.S. women's national gymnastics team say they were sexually abused by the longtime doctor for the sport's governing body. They told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that Dr. Larry Nassar began abusing them as teenagers in the 1990s

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Russia Says It Wants a 'Post-West World Order'

Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a "post-West world order," the country's foreign minister said, dismissing the NATO military alliance as a relic of the Cold War

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Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited to U.S., Says New Zealand Court

New Zealand's High Court has found that Kim Dotcom, best known for creating the now-defunct file sharing service Megaupload, is eligible for extradition to the U.S. for “general criminal law fraud,” rejecting a legal appeal by the self-styled "internet freedom fighter"

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 2: Drake performs at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 2016. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Drake Says He Shouldn’t Win Grammys for Rap

Drake is questioning his wins for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Hotline Bling" at the 2017 Grammys, saying in a new interview that the song is not rap. "Maybe because I've rapped in the past or because I'm black, I can't figure out why," he said

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Donald Glover and James Earl Jones to Star in Lion King

Disney's long anticipated live-action take on The Lion King will star Donald Glover as Simba, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. That's according to Twitter posts by Jon Favreau, who is expected to direct the film. James Earl Jones previously voiced the animated version of Mufasa