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GOP, DOJ duel on migrants' legal aid

House Republicans have again denied funding for the Justice Department to help child migrants obtain legal counsel when called before immigration courts to face deportation orders.<p>Government records indicate more than 40 percent of the children — many under 14 years of age and with little …

Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy | Reuters

KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy.<p>Maria, 18, who is an undocumented migrant …

Migrant Girls Share Haunting Stories About Why They Fled

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Mexican Children Nabbed Crossing Border Try Again and Again

The overwhelming majority of Mexican children who are quickly deported after coming unaccompanied to the United States are trying over and over to get back to this country, a new report shows.<p>Three-fourths of Mexican children, who under a 2008 law can be quickly returned to their country after …

GOP on Immigration: Short-Term Gain, but Long-Term Pain

In the short run, the border crisis feeds into the Republican narrative on the need for more security. The long run is a different story.<p>As Congress …

Deep Dive: Immigration

People hoping to reach the U.S. ride atop the wagon of a freight train, known as La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca<p>REUTERS/Jose de Jesus Cortes

This girl was swept away in a tsunami 10 years ago. Now, she is reunited with her family.

Raudhatul Jannah was just 4 years old when the catastrophic tsunami swept into her Indonesian town and swept out with her in tow.<p>She had been holding onto her parents as they floated on a plank of wood when the tsunami hit her home, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur International. But Raudhatul …

Unsupervised 7-year-old shoots cousin in face in Texas

A Texas boy who was accidentally shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin is out of surgery and expected to survive his injuries, police officials told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.<p>The 8-year-old was struck in the left cheek around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Harbor Oaks Apartments in Texas …

HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

Wyoming Couple Kept Child In Cage: Police

The child's mother called it a "playpen." Authorities disagree.<p>A Wyoming couple faces felony charges after police said they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage for weeks.<p>Jena Harman, the child's mother, and her boyfriend, Alexander Smith, are charged with child abuse and felonious restraint. …

Sad End for Three Dogs Trapped Inside a Hot Car for More Than Two Hours in the Middle of the Day

A passerby noticed the blue SUV in the apartment parking lot and was concerned — there were four dogs inside the vehicle during the hottest time of day in Sacramento, California.<p>Image source: KMAX-TV<p>A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy arrived at the Sierra Fair apartments Thursday …

Official: Teen arrested in Washington girl's death

Obama sees no quick fix in Iraq

U.S. warplanes and drones stepped up attacks against Islamist militants in northern Iraq on Saturday, as President Obama warned that the effort to help Iraqi forces deny a safe haven to “barbaric terrorists” and help rescue thousands of trapped religious refugees wouldn’t be a short-term …

The CDC's Ebola Catch-Up Game

As an extraordinarily secure isolation ward in Atlanta received its second Ebola victim Tuesday, New Yorkers awoke to tabloid headlines screaming about a possible third case of Ebola in America. A patient had presented to Mount Sinai with fever and abdominal pain after recent travel in western …

Pope Francis Heads To South Korea On First Asia Trip, Aims To Highlight Global Focus

(RNS) Pope Francis departs next week (Aug. 14) on a five-day trip to South Korea, his first to Asia and the start of an important new papal focus on the region: In January, Francis will return to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and a trip to Japan — where the pope wanted to go as a young …

Ebola virus: Liberia health system 'falling apart'

<b>Liberia's information minister has admitted that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Lewis Brown told the BBC the system had been "overtaxed" by the outbreak, but that authorities were doing their best in the face of an unprecedented …

Homeless Women Beaten by Cop on California Freeway Speaks Out: ‘I Felt Like He Was Trying to Kill Me’

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.<p>Marlene Pinnock, left, poses with her attorney, …

Riders stuck for hours on US roller coaster

Riders given umbrellas to shade them from sun as temperatures soar<p>Two dozen people have been left stranded for several hours on a roller coaster in Maryland.<p>A malfunction caused the computer safety system to kick in and halt the ride, leaving 24 people stuck nearly 75 feet in the air.<p>The ride …

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery