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Officials: Few Child Immigrants Have Been Deported Since 2012

Officials: Few Child Immigrants Have Been Deported Since 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has deported about 4 percent of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied child immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally in the last several years, a Homeland Security Department official told lawmakers Tuesday.  The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s removal operations, Thomas Homan, told members of […]

Housing the Homeless Is a Priority for Seattle

Housing the Homeless Is a Priority for Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — As homeless deaths mounted last fall in Seattle, elected officials declared an emergency, resorting to a tool often reserved for natural disasters to confront the burgeoning population of people living on the streets. The mayor opened a new city-sanctioned homeless encampment and committed millions more dollars to expand shelter beds and social […]

Transgender Rights Over Bathrooms Are Extended in Charlotte

Transgender Rights Over Bathrooms Are Extended in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s largest city has passed a law allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which the governor had called a threat to public safety and warned that the General Assembly may step in.  The Charlotte City Council voted 7-4 Monday to expand protections based […]

Election 2016: Voters Want Jobs and Social Security Protection

Election 2016: Voters Want Jobs and Social Security Protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, something that polarized Americans can agree on. Ask people what economic issues will be important for the next president, and Democrats, Republicans and independents alike all put a high priority on protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment. Beyond that, though, their lists of top economic concerns for the next president are […]

Pope Francis to the World: Have an ‘Open Heart’ With Migrants

Pope Francis to the World: Have an ‘Open Heart’ With Migrants

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — In a moment filled with powerful political symbolism, Pope Francis prayed Wednesday at Mexico’s dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the United States and appealed for governments to open their hearts, if not their borders, to the “human tragedy that is forced […]

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