Trump allows Afghan girls into US for robotics contest
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international backlash.Homeland Security Department spokesman David Lapan said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services approved a State Department request for six girls from the war-torn country to be...
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Jul 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not fault his son Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign and that he was unaware of the meeting until a few days ago. Read the story on Reuters.
Jul 12, 2017
American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including Microsoft and California life sciences company Verily are forming partnerships with public health officials in several U.S. states to test new high-tech tools. In Texas, Microsoft is testing a Read more...
Jul 12, 2017
OLYMPIA — Legislation intended to improve the state Department of Corrections (DOC) — and add oversight to the agency — is likely dead for the year. The proposed changes come after the DOC’s long-running mistaken early release of prisoners, as well as the agency’s struggle to interpret Washington’s complex sentencing laws. But Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, on Tuesday blamed Read more...
Afghan All-Girl Robotics Team Denied US Visas For FIRST Global ChallengeActivists and educators are asking why the United States would deny visas to an all-girl robotics team that hoped to compete in an international competition.
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Ivanka Trump shows support for Afghan girls' robotics team that had visas deniedAs Washington continues to reel after news broke this week of Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a lawyer tied to the Russian government, another Trump child is ...