Haley: 'It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America'

A United Nations report condemning entrenched poverty in the United States is a "misleading and politically motivated" document a top U.N. official said.

Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump's immigration order

Immigrants from Guatemala seeking asylum look over travel packets as they wait at the bus station after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end family separations at the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

President Donald Trump's executive order to halt family separations unleashed confusion in Washington and at the Mexico border Thursday.

First lady visits migrant children housed in Texas

First lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center, run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South, in McAllen, Texas, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Third-graders at a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents are welcoming first lady Melania Trump with a large paper American flag they'd signed

White House proposes federal government overhaul

Mick Mulvaney listens during a Senate Banking committee hearing in Washington on April 12, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Toya Sarno Jordan.

The White House on Thursday proposed a radical overhaul of the federal government that, if implemented, would transform the swath of agencies that manage Americans' food, public education, social services and even air travel.

GOP struggles to salvage immigration bill, postpones vote

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., left, gestures while speaking during a demonstration opposed to President Trump's family separation policy, in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Donald Trump is suggesting that any measure the House passes is doomed in the Senate anyway

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In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed to end family separations at the border, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little...

At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally in Minnesota to fiercely defend his hardline immigration policies

GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations lies

In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. James Inhofe on June 20  mounted a strong public defense of Pruitt, calling ethics allegations against Pruitt “outrageous” and “lies.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

A senior Republican senator is defending Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, calling ethics allegations against Pruitt "outrageous lies."

Ivanka Trump stayed silent for days as border crisis mounted

Ivanka Trump listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ivanka Trump, self-styled 'force for good' in the administration, remained silent for days amid immigration crisis

Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association convention in New Orleans, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church are denouncing him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy

House struggles to unite behind bills to stem border crisis

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., holds a sign as House Democrats gather on the steps of the Capitol to call for passage of the Keep Families Together Act, legislation to end the Trump Administration's policy of separating families at the US-Mexico border, in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going ahead with votes on rival House GOP immigration bills that include ending family separations at border

Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

This 2018 photo provided by Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia shows herself with her son Darwin Micheal Mejia in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, before they left for the United States and crossed the border near San Luis, Arizona. On Tuesday, June 19, Mejia-Mejia, who hasn't seen her 7-year-old son since he was taken from her a month ago, sued the Trump administration. She was released from custody while her asylum case is pending and thinks her son, Darwin, might be in a shelter in Arizona. (Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia via AP)

Migrant babies and young children are being held in special "tender age" shelters after being taken from their parents at the US-Mexico border

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to rally Republicans around a GOP immigration bill.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Calls mount for Trump to end family separations ahead of meeting with House Republicans

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With sports betting, Rhode Island roars by Connecticut, again

The Connecticut General Assembly never managed to take up sports betting, tolls or legalizing pot.

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Wheeler Class of 2018 serves as a milestone

Graduates are asked to take out their cameras and photograph something they will remember for years to come, during Principal Kristen St. Germain's address at the 62nd Wheeler High School commencement in North Stonington on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

On the Wheeler Library lawn Thursday evening, donned in maroon and white, 44 students became the 62nd class to graduate from Wheeler High School and the last one that will graduate from the old Wheeler High School building.

A few thousand watch as 497 graduate Norwich Free Academy

Graduate Morgan Langley executes a dramatic hair flip as she takes the stage to accept her diploma during commencement exercises for the Norwich Free Academy Class of 2018 on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Norwich.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Commencement speaker Wally Lamb, Class of 1968, took the 497 graduates on the athletic field at Norwich Free Academy on a 50-year journey to the past, then asked them to imagine themselves 50 years from now.

Making music in New London

Say Jilva Jamson performed outside the Garde Arts Center in New London as part of International Make Music Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The Southeastern Connecticut chapter featured over 60 artists through New London County, from drum circles to hip-hop DJs to folk musicians. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Say Jilva Jamson performed outside the Garde Arts Center as part of International Make Music Day on Thursday.

Lieutenant governor candidate Eva Burmudez Zimmerman meets supporters in New London

Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, center, a candidate for lieutenant governor, answered questions and posed for pictures Thursday, June 21, 2018, at a campaign rally at The Social Bar + Kitchen in New London. (Greg Smith/The Day)

Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a candidate for lieutenant governor, is a millennial. She speaks to issues like child care that impact middle class families. And she is a diverse face in a mostly white state political landscape

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ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall