EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out. There is deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention, even if they remain with their families. Trump said Wednesday didn't like seeing children being removed from their families But he also said his administration's "zero tolerance" on illegal immigration will continue.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigrant teenagers say guards at a juvenile detention center in Virginia would strip them of their clothes, put bags over their heads, restrain them in chairs and sometimes beat them while they were in handcuffs. In court filings, lawyers for the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton have denied the allegations. It is one of three juvenile detention facilities in America with federal contracts to handle children who had problems at less-restrictive housing.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York lawmakers have ended their 2018 session without much to show for it. The Senate adjourned early Thursday, three hours after the Assembly. The work ended without a deal to renew the state law authorizing school zone cameras in New York City, meaning the 140 devices now active in the city will have to come down. Lawmakers also failed to reach a compromise on bills to overhaul teacher evaluations and address school security.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state Assembly has approved a bill that would correct the spelling of a bridge's name that has been wrong for over 50 years. New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled with one "Z." It should have two "Z's" for Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered New York Harbor in 1524. The Assembly on Tuesday passed the bill, which also passed the state Senate earlier this month. The bill now heads to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for review.
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