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06/21/2018 - 22:08

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jackets stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

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06/21/2018 - 22:08

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jackets stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 19:38

Melania Trump visits US-Mexico border amid crisis over family separations

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday, visiting a migrant children's shelter as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over family separations.

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday, visiting a migrant children's shelter as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over family separations.


06/21/2018 - 19:29

Doubts emerge over Franco-German eurozone reforms

Opposition emerged Thursday to a Franco-German plan to create a special eurozone budget, with fears that the idea was unnecessary and could create a "two-speed" Europe.

Opposition emerged Thursday to a Franco-German plan to create a special eurozone budget, with fears that the idea was unnecessary and could create a "two-speed" Europe.


06/21/2018 - 19:21

Yemen rebels vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

06/21/2018 - 20:05

South Africa announces drastic healthcare shakeup

South Africa on Thursday unveiled details of a new universal health insurance plan aimed at improving healthcare for the poor in one of the world's most unequal nations.

South Africa on Thursday unveiled details of a new universal health insurance plan aimed at improving healthcare for the poor in one of the world's most unequal nations.