Hawaii State News 07/17/2019

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Opponents sue to block Trump’s new asylum rules

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings today in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.Read more

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

The scandal that is threatening to buckle the boyish 40-year-old governor are the details of a profanity-laced and at times misogynistic online chat with nine other male members of his administration in which some of the U.S. territory’s most powerful men act like a bunch of teenagers. Read more

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

The Health and Human Services department formally notified family planning clinics that it will begin enforcing the ban on abortion referrals, along with a requirement that clinics maintain separate finances from facilities that provide abortions. Read more

R. Kelly jailed in Chicago without bond

A federal judge ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. Read more