Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. A U.S. border fence between Mexico and the United States ends in the back yard of homes in Juarez, Mexico next to Sunland Park, New Mexico, U.S. June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake The family separations, documented by online videos of youngsters detained in cages, put Trump back at the center…

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Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he’s heading to space

HOUSTON (Reuters) – As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut Nick Hague kneels down in the Cupola during Robotic Arms training, in preparation for his upcoming mission to space this fall aboard the International Space Center, at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 14, 2018. Picture taken on May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ruthy Munoz…

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Winter freeze in Australia as bitter cold snap hits east coast

The UK may be enjoying some balmy temperatures at the moment but parts of Australia are experiencing a cold snap. Temperatures in the Northern Territory dropped as low as -3.7C on Tuesday, the lowest recorded in central Australia in two years. Image: Maree Hayes took these incredible pictures in Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory These incredible pictures of icicles were taken in Alice Springs where residents have been battling sub-zero temperatures. Southern Australia is being gripped by its coldest mornings in seven years while Sydney has been hit by…

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