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"The magnitude of the challenge is daunting" in the crisis of Rohingya children, UNICEF says

UNITED NATIONS — In addition to 582,000 Rohingya refugees who have poured into Bangladesh camps since late August, a UNICEF report released Thursday says that 12,000 children are leaving Myanmar weekly, where cholera infection is increasing. “Many Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh have witnessed atrocities in Myanmar no child should ever see, and all have suffered tremendous loss,”

Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promises for “massive tax cuts and reform.” The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code, cutting rates for individuals and corporations while clearing away trillions

Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy in response to independence threat

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In an act unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: ‘Go home Nazis’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) – Protesters shouted “Go home Nazis” as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Richard Spencer’s event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state

Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ to remain in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major U.S. companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation