Brexit, DHS and a good day to be a Dodgers fan: The Morning Rundown
Brexit was supposed to happen today. Instead everyone is confused.
Months of chaos over Brexit have revealed the deep differences that divide British society, and have inspired a clutch of protesters to stand outside London's Houses of Parliament for nearly two years. Henry Nicholls / Reuters
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And it's inspired a clutch of protesters to stand in front of the Palace of Westminster day in and day out — whistling and cheering. It can sometimes feel like a party is going on, and not a painful and profound political realignment.
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Officials have said the Border Patrol is holding immigrants in the makeshift cell because they can’t keep up with screening the hundreds of immigrants coming to the border daily and the thousands arriving weekly.
More than 2,500 people were killed in Tijuana last year and there have been 488 murders so far this year, according to local reports.
“It feels like they are cutting off your life, the hope of continuing to live,” said R.T., an asylum-seeker from Guatemala who told a U.S. immigration judge that he was afraid to go back to the border city.
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We've now learned that special counsel Robert Mueller's report to Attorney General William Barr is over 300 pages long, according to a Justice Department official.
The length of the report suggests Mueller included substantial evidence to back up his conclusions on Russian interference in the 2016 election — and adds to questions about Barr's brief four-page summary.
House Democrats have made it clear that they want to see the full, unredacted report. But according to a briefing with reporters yesterday, they are increasingly worried that the attorney general will not comply with their request — setting them up on a collision course with the Justice Department next week.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heaped praise on President Donald Trump in a letter to the White House before their summit last month in Vietnam, while making clear he wished to negotiate only with the president and not his envoys, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News.
The letter appeared aimed at cutting out the U.S. envoy to North Korea, Stephen Beguin, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the discussions on the regime's nuclear and missile arsenal, while seeking to appeal to the president's ego, said one current and two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity
"It was about flattery," said the former U.S. official.
There’s a growing chasm in America between the top one percent and the gold-plated group that has pulled away from them — the .01 percent. The college admissions scandal is an example of what happens when America's rich feel threatened by the superrich, writes cultural historian Lynn Stuart Parramore.
Alcatraz may be best known as the infamous federal prison that held notorious criminals like Al Capone in the first half of the 20th century. But new research reveals Civil War-era military fortifications under the former penitentiary in San Francisco Bay.