Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Vote on immigration bill delayed again

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 02:03 pm

Republicans again delayed a vote on a compromise immigration bill initially slated for a vote Thursday. GOP leaders pushed the vote back to Friday and then postponed it until next week. The measure would create a path to citizenship for “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the country as children, and allocate money for the border wall President Donald Trump promised during his 2016 campaign. The president met with lawmakers Tuesday and vowed to support the legislation, but on Friday he seemed to change course.

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High court: Police need a warrant for cellphone tracking data

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 12:57 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision Friday upholding privacy rights in the digital age, ruling police need search warrants to track criminal suspects’ movements using cellphone location data.

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EU imposes taxes on iconic American imports

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 12:53 pm

The European Union began enforcing tariffs on U.S. goods Friday, items selected to hurt U.S. President Donald Trump’s political base. The imports covered by the import tax include bourbon, peanut butter, orange juice, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. The new tariffs, adopted in retaliation for Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from around the world, cover $3.4 billion in U.S. products. The EU trade commissioner admitted the 28-member bloc chose the items because they are iconically American.

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