What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at summit

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into their meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve: (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

HELSINKI (AP) — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve:

Asylum seekers bring evidence to show dangers of home

In this July 3, 2018 photo, Mamadou Aliou Barry, left, departed from his native Guinea in West Africa when he was 14, a few years ago, waits for entry to the U.S. on the Gateway Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, which connects to Brownsville, Texas. He said as part of the minority ethnic Fula group, he fears for his life and carries prints of a picture of him and a friend together and a picture of his friend after he was murdered, for his asylum interview. (AP Photo/Emily Schmall)

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — An MS-13 gang member left eight voicemails on Brenda Mendez’s cellphone demanding that she turn over her teenage boy. If she refused, he said, the gang would dismember both her sons.

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

FILE - In this June 18, 2018 file photo, dignitaries take a tour of Southwest Key Programs Casa Padre, a U.S. immigration facility in Brownsville, Texas, where children who have been separated from their families are detained. The American Civil Liberties Union says it appears the Trump administration will miss a Tuesday, July 10 deadline to reunite young children with their parents in more than half of the cases. The group said the administration provided it with a list of 102 children under 5 years old who must be reunited by Tuesday under an order by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego. It said in a statement that it “appears likely that less than half will be reunited” by that deadline. (Miguel Roberts /The Brownsville Herald via AP, File)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.

Pence family’s failed gas stations cost taxpayers $20M+

In this Dec. 11, 2017, photo, a tank at a Kiel Bros. facility is torn down in Indianapolis. The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois, are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites across the three states, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)

GARDEN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the “front row of the American dream.”

Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of one ICE raid

Franco Perez cries as he runs downstairs from his family's apartment in Covington, Ky., on April 28, 2018, looking for his father, Edgar Perez Ramirez, who had walked outside for a moment. Months after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested his father, the 4-year-old still shows more aggression toward his classmates and panics if his father leaves him for more than a few minutes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away.

At Coast Guard Academy, questions about racism and equity

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, new ensigns toss their cadet covers into the air upon graduation from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The academy, like many other predominantly white institutions, has wrestled with how to make minorities feel more welcome. It's chief diversity officer, Aram deKoven, said that the academy does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and several initiatives are under way to improve the climate. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officers-in-training spend four years together at a riverside campus steeped in shared values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Yet for all the uniformity, many say the experience can feel vastly different for some minority cadets compared with whites.

Life in Trump’s Cabinet: Putdowns, perks and power

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Trump’s cabinet offers its members broad opportunities to reshape the government and advance a conservative agenda. But that comes with everyday doses of presidential adulation, humiliation, perks and pestering. Sometimes all at roughly the same time. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross came in for an Oval Office tongue-lashing after he used a mundane soup can as a TV prop. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got overruled by President Donald Trump’s announcement that a new “Space Force” is in the offing. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt finally bailed out this week, three months after his steady stream of highly publicized ethics problems brought a sharp admonition from image-conscious Trump to “knock it off.”

Silent pain: Rohingya rape survivors’ babies quietly emerge

In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018, photo, "A," a 13-year old Rohingya Muslim girl who agreed to be identified by her first initial, peers from behind a partition in her family's shelter in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. Two months earlier, soldiers had broken into her home back in Myanmar and raped her, an attack that drove her and her terrified family over the border to Bangladesh. Ever since, she had waited for her period to arrive. Gradually, she came to realize that it would not. The pregnancy was a prison she was desperate to escape. The rape itself had destroyed her innocence. But carrying the baby of a Buddhist soldier could destroy her life. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tucked away in the shadows of her family’s bamboo shelter, the girl hid from the world.

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden U.S. Army discharge

This photo provided by Panshu Zhao shows Zhao in uniform on Feb. 11, 2018 at a U.S. Army Reserve installation in Houston. Zhao is one of dozens, if not more, devastated immigrant military recruits and reservists struggling this summer with abrupt and often inexplicable discharges and cancelled contracts. They enlisted with a promised path to citizenship in exchange for being willing to risk their lives for the U.S., a timeworn exchange that’s added linguists, medical specialists and others to the military since the Revolutionary War. “It’s just like you’re dropped from heaven to hell,” Zhao told the Associated Press on Friday, July 6, 2018. (Panshu Zhao via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.

Trade war is changing minds in a Senate battleground

In this June 14, 2018, photo, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, left, talks with David Womack, a farmer and former American Soybean Development Foundation president, during a visit to Farrar Farm in Flat Creek, Tenn. Trade and tariff concerns are roiling high-profile Senate contests across Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and even North Dakota _ states where Republican candidates are being forced to answer for the trade policies of a Republican president they have rallied behind on virtually every other major issue. Bredesen faces Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the November election for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Tosh’s sprawling hog farm in rural Tennessee is an unlikely battleground in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.



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