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US signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

Jul. 1, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants — after a federal judge set a deadline for the children to be freed, which advocates warned could lead to the renewed...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, immigrants seeking asylum hold hands as they leave a cafeteria at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The isolation of at least three families at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's detention center in Dilley, has raised new fears of the coronavirus spreading through a facility that has long been accused of providing substandard medical care. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

Jun. 26, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration’s prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s order applies to children held...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Turning to a topic that generally bridges partisan divides, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide, Child welfare has not been a high-profile issue for Trump, but Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar hailed the executive order as a step toward “bold reforms.”  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump signs order to strengthen US child welfare system

Jun. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tackling a lower-profile issue for the White House, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. It comes as child-protection agencies across the U.S. struggle with effects related to the coronavirus pandemic. Health...

A billboard depicting Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is seen on a building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Djokovic's parents defend their son, blame another player

Jun. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s parents defended their son on Wednesday and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player. Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. The 17-time Grand Slam...

The Dunn family is pictured in their home Friday, June 12, 2020, in Oklahoma City. From left are Izzy Simons, Cooper Dunn, Josh Dunn and Sarah Dunn. Sarah Dunn, who grew up in rural Kansas, has learned much about race since she and her husband, Josh, took custody of Izzy six years ago. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation

Jun. 23, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own. The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family's vehicles around the church parking lot and beyond, and he's confident he'll pass his test in August....

This handout photo provided by his family shows 93-year-old Wake Sharp, center behind plexiglass, visiting with three other generations of his family for Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, in Fairfield, California. This setup, in which they talk by phone, has enabled the family to visit in person during the coronavirus pandemic. Sharp's son Dan Sharp, on the right, says,

Because of the virus, dads mark Father's Day from a distance

Jun. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father’s Day -- see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands. Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus on older people in nursing homes and other institutions, the 93-year-old Navy veteran and his loved ones had to stay...

This 2019 photo shows Bouba Diemé with his wife, Désirée Allen, their 5-year-old son, Buraq Abdou, center, and twin 1-year-olds, Sembène Khalifa, held by Diemé, and Sankara Kokà. Diemé said the family’s isolation during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has taught him to be more patient with his children. (Dieynaba Diemé via AP).

This Father's Day, dads have new respect for duties at home

Jun. 18, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rahul Gandhi's twin girls were born dangerously premature, with a slim chance they would have normal lives after barely surviving birth eight years ago. “They eventually came home and beat those odds,” said the 40-year-old father, who treasures the time he's had to discover...

This undated photo provided by Immigration Equality shows Roee, left, and Adiel Kiviti, right, with their children newborn, Kessem and older brother Lev. A federal judge has ruled that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of the gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang's order on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 rejects the State Department’s position that the child was born out of wedlock because one of her married parents is not her biological parent. (Courtesy of Adiel and Roee Kiviti/Immigration Equality via AP)

Judge: Gay couple's child was US citizen at birth in Canada

Jun. 17, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the State Department must recognize that the daughter of a gay couple in Maryland has been a U.S. citizen since her birth in Canada via a surrogate last year. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang rejected the State Department’s position...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, Jessica Knutson and her daughter Abigail, 3, place flowers at a memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. After a week of riots and looting over the loss of George Floyd, the Minneapolis black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes as he pleaded for air, parents are struggling to have the talk in this volatile moment, along with many others around race and racism. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an African American parent, Cassandre Dunbar in Charlotte, North Carolina, always knew she and her husband would have “the talk” with their son, the one preparing him for interactions with law enforcement. But she never dreamed it would be necessary at 5 years old....

In this Friday, May 29, 2020, photo, Sara Adelman holds her daughter Amelia in Salt Lake City. Adelman is burning through her vacation time to help manage her current status as a working-from-home mom since her daughter's daycare closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child care crisis

May. 31, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses...