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Senator Flake Criticizes President Trump on Treatment of Allies, Praise for Dictator

On the Senate floor Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona denounced President Donald Trump’s actions following a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday and recent public criticism of the Canadian Prime Minister. KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

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Fifteen years ago, psychologist Barbara Rogoff ran a simple experiment. She wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.

She'd bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.

Then she had a research assistant teach one of the kids how to assemble a toy.

The other kid was told to wait. Rogoff says they would tell the second child, "You can sit over here, and in a few minutes you'll have a turn to make this origami jumping mouse," — a different task altogether.

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The regional office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Portland, Ore., stands quieter than usual. Since Wednesday, the keyboard clatter and quiet murmur of officials working inside have been replaced with an unfamiliar sound, coming muffled through the walls: the chatter of angry campers outside.

And that's precisely the way the demonstrators want it.

The White House unveiled a plan Thursday to merge the Education and Labor departments into a single Cabinet agency: the Department of Education and the Workforce. The proposal is part of a 132-page document outlining a broad restructuring of the federal government. The changes would require congressional approval.

Much has been written about Donald Trump as a politician and as a businessman, but a new book by Vanity Fair journalist Emily Jane Fox looks at the president through a different lens: as the head of a family.

Fox's new book, Born Trump: Inside America's First Family, focuses on Trump's three marriages and five children — as well as on his relationship with son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner.

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