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People gather at Saint Mark Catholic Church for a solidarity with migrants vigil, Thursday, June 21, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump's order ending the policy of separating immigrant families at the border leaves a host of unanswered questions, including what happens to the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and where the government will house all the newly detained migrants in a system already bursting at the seams. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Stories of family separation

- The Washington Times

One illegal immigrant mother from Guatemala says that during the phone calls she’s had with her son, he cries for most of the time.

 In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, Eric Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Johnson says he was sexually abused as a pre-teen by Bruce Wellems, a teenager who later became a prominent Roman Catholic priest. The Associated Press reported on June 22, 2018, that Wellems was given access to Chicago public schools for months despite school system officials knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood due to sexual abuse of a minor. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim File) **FILE**

Ex-priest who abused child allowed access to Chicago schools

- Associated Press

Chicago Public Schools correspondence provided to The Associated Press shows that the nation’s third largest school district gave a former Roman Catholic priest access to its schools for months despite knowing he was forced to leave the priesthood for sexually abusing a boy of 6 when he was around 15.

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In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn. Federal authorities said Tuesday, March 13, 2018, they have charged three men from rural central Illinois with the bombing of a Minnesota mosque last year and one of the men told an investigator the goal of the attack was to "scare" Muslims out of the United States. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield, Illinois, says the men also are suspected in the attempted bombing of an abortion clinic in November. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP File)

Three indicted for bombing Minnesota mosque

- The Washington Times

Three Illinois men were indicted Thursday on federal civil rights and hate crime charges in connection with an August bombing at a Bloomington, Minnesota mosque, the Justice Department announced.

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

House defeats first GOP immigration bill

- The Washington Times

The House defeated the first of two GOP immigration bills Thursday, rejecting an enforcement-heavy approached favored by conservatives that would have mixed a narrow legalization for "Dreamers" with a major boost in border and interior enforcement.

Immigrants in handcuffs and ankle chains arrive at the Federal Courthouse for hearings, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May, Trump official says

- Associated Press

About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. More than 2,300 minors have been separated from their parents since April, when the Trump administration launched its "zero-tolerance" policy that called for prosecuting illegal immigrants and taking their children away. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

Border focus shifts to 2,300 kids already taken from parents

- The Washington Times

Having convinced President Trump to reverse separation of most illegal immigrant parents from children at the border, Democrats in Congress now say he must quickly reunite the more than 2,300 children who were taken during the six weeks the practice was in place.