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President Donald Trump gestures to music as he arrives to speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States national convention July 24 in Kansas City, Mo. Evan Vucci/AP

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Steep obstacles loom as second deadline to reunite immigrant families nears

People hold up signs as they protest the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Washington, D.C.
People hold up signs as they protest the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Washington, D.C. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images

The second court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite separated immigrant families is on Thursday, but it appears that officials are set to allow it to blow past without ensuring full reunification for hundreds of children with their parents.

Republicans pan Trump’s $12 billion tariff relief for farmers as corporate welfare

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump Evan Vucci/AP

Republican senators have come out against the Trump administration’s latest plan to offer $12 billion worth of emergency relief to farmers being hurt by President Donald Trump’s tariffs. On Tuesday, many spoke out to pan the bailouts as corporate welfare — but there appears to be no movement on Republicans’ part to roll back the tariffs.

Adult Swim declines to fire Rick and Morty creator after an old, offensive video sketch surfaces

‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon
‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator Dan Harmon Evan Agostini/AP

Just days after Disney fired Guardians of the Galaxy directorJames Gunn for a series of offensive jokes he posted on Twitter several years ago, Adult Swim has declined to follow suit despite finding itself in a similar situation.

Democrats are calling McConnell’s bluff on the Kavanaugh vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), left, makes brief remarks before meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in McConnell’s office in the U.S. Capitol.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), left, makes brief remarks before meeting with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in McConnell’s office in the U.S. Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a warning to Democrats who are seeking documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he is prepared to hold a vote right before the November midterm elections to inflict political pain should Democratic lawmakers drag out the confirmation process, according to Politico.

#MuteRKelly creator says R Kelly’s “I Admit” is a “19-minute sex trafficking fundraising anthem”

R. Kelly
R. Kelly Al Bello/Getty Images

#MuteRKelly co-founder Oronike Odeleye says R. Kelly’s “I Admit,” a 19-minute track he released Monday in response to sexual assault allegations and a growing movement to end his career, is nothing more than a plea to his fan base to keep supporting him.

HIV-positive people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the disease, study shows

A same-sex couple embracing
A same-sex couple embracing oneinchpunch/Shutterstock

Results from a new study presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam confirmed something HIV academics have suspected for a long time: The chance of an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load transmitting the disease to their partner is “scientifically equivalent to zero.”

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