Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on education for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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Markets tumble after latest salvo in trade war with China

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 02:15 pm

U.S. markets tumbled Tuesday morning after the Chinese government accused U.S. President Donald Trump of launching a trade war with new tariffs announced Tuesday. Trump directed the U.S.

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Lawmakers vow to end immigrant family separations

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 11:17 am

Republicans are scrambling for a legislative fix to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border. Current law prevents immigration officials from detaining children with their parents. Previous administrations got around that by releasing parents and children caught trying to enter the country illegally.

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Trump orders Pentagon to create Space Force

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 08:47 am

President Donald Trump appeared to surprise Defense Department officials Monday with his request for a sixth branch of the U.S. military: the Space Force. “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” the president said during remarks at the White House.

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