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Delta Caps Payments To Travel Agencies

Delta Air Lines dropped a bombshell on travel agents Thursday, announcing a cap on commissions as part of its cost-cutting campaign.

Delta traditionally has paid agents 10 percent of the price of a ticket. Beginning Friday, the Atlanta-based airline will cap payments at $50 for a round-trip domestic ticket costing more than $500, and $25 for any one-way domestic fare of $250 or higher.

Delta officials acknowledged that the move would anger travel agents. But they said it was a necessary part of the financially troubled airline’s effort to become profitable again.



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A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border

new  The practice of separating children from their parents, a result of the Trump administration’s new hard-line immigration enforcement policy, has unfolded largely in the dark, separated from the public and restricted to the media. But on Monday, the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica published what it said was a recording taken inside one of the facilities.