Child custody

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., joined from left by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks to reporters following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. They have scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but he's showing little confidence that the package will survive. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sounding a rare note of optimism that senators could pass legislation dealing with family separations at the border by the end of the week. The Republican leader told...
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Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., right, speak with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar before a hearing on prescription drug pricing, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 26, 2018 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The total number of migrant children in federal custody after being separated from their parents has barely changed since last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told Congress on Tuesday. At a Senate Finance Committee hearing, Azar said HHS currently has 2,047...
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A mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border Monday, June 25, 2018, near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 26, 2018 - 2:14 am
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the separation of more than 2,300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the...
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A transport officer, right, helps immigrants Dilma Araceley Riveria Hernandez, and her son, Anderson Alvarado, 2, get off the bus after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A group of mothers and fathers who were separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border broke down in tears as they talked about the uncertainties of being...
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This image provided by the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center shows part of the interior of the building in Staunton, Va. Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at the juvenile detention center say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. (Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center via AP)
June 22, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by staff inside a Virginia detention facility said Friday they plan to press forward with a federal civil-rights lawsuit, even though two of the teens involved in the case are no longer in the United States...
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President Donald Trump signs an executive order to keep families together at the border, but says that the 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was a...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, children hold signs during a demonstration in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Miramar, Fla. The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has turned into a full-blown crisis in recent weeks, drawing denunciation from the United Nations, Roman Catholic bishops and countless humanitarian groups. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 17, 2018 - 6:28 pm
The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It's also a situation that has been brewing since the...
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June 05, 2018 - 12:54 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner for control. Gloria Karungi and Ronaldlee Ejalu have a daughter who has sickle cell disease. Karungi believes if she...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, former Playboy playmate Stephanie Adams speaks at an interview in New York about her lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. Law enforcement officials say Adams, who was involved in a custody battle, apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son Vincent from the penthouse at the Gotham Hotel in midtown Manhattan. They were found on a second-floor balcony by workers at about 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
May 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said Friday. Stephanie Adams and her son Vincent fell 23 floors and were found on a second-floor...
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May 17, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state's LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday...
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