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Human Rights Watch Calls Out Sessions, Asylum Claims Baseless

The Trump administration’s proposals to fix the United States’ immigration system would make the broken system even worse, severely damaging the US …

Rights & Freedoms

Nationwide Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 11 state attorneys general, are undertaking the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative …

Debt Relief

NASA and ESA Astronauts Kick Off Year of Education on Space Station

The first major event for the Year of Education on Station (YES) will be hosted by NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut …

NASA

DeSoto Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Grandview School District

Angela Huskey, was sentenced to 63 months in prison on mail fraud charges in connection with her embezzlement of approximately $1.6 million from the …

FBI

Missouri Awards Community Forest Improvement Trim Grants

TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public …

Beverly Hills

Debt-relief Companies, Posing As Federal Government, Sued by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Friday filed suit in federal court against two companies operating under the name “FDAA,” a service …

Wall Street

NASA Knows the Cause of Earth's Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon …

Climate Change

Lexus IS Ratings Get Boost, Earns Top IIHS Award [video]

The 2017 Lexus IS, a midsize luxury car, qualifies for the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after changes were made to …

Lexus

Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Whiteware Cake Knife and Server

The handles on the knife and server can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

Macy's

Mauritania Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to far eastern Mauritania due to the activities of terrorist groups active in the …

United States

Senate Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Human Trafficking Bill

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Committee Chairman Ron …

Rights & Freedoms

To Avert Health Crises, Puerto Rico Needs Urgent Aid Now

The members of IDSA and HIVMA are deeply concerned that Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will face worsening public health crises in the wake …

Viruses

Military Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2017

While the holidays are a hard time to be away from home, the U.S. Postal Service makes it a priority that those serving their country will receive …

Shopping

International Day of the Girl Child, Human Rights Watch [video]

Child marriage and a lack of access to quality education are major barriers to progress for girls across the globe, Human Rights Watch said today, on …

Rights & Freedoms

FEMA Approves Funds in Assistance to Puerto Rico

FEMA continues to take registrations from residents of Puerto Rico who incurred damages to their homes and personal property as a result of …

Puerto Rico

Be Proactive Against Business E-mail Compromise Scams

The Business E-mail Compromise scam has been around for a few years, but as a new analysis from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center shows, it …

Security

Mercedes-Benz GLC Is a Top Safety Pick+ Award [video]

This is the first time the GLC, introduced in the 2016 model year, has been put through all IIHS evaluations.

Mercedes-Benz

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

Provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by disaster.

Mental Health

Outlet Converters Recall, Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

The outlet converters front outlet prongs are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs inserted, posing shock and fire …

Home Depot

FTC Sending Refund Checks for Fake Free Trials

Related companies tricked people into disclosing credit and debit card information, and then enrolled them without their permission in a costly …

Identity Theft

Climate Change Impacts On Big Bluestem Grass

By Jennifer Tidball - The economically important big bluestem grass — a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle — is predicted to …

Climate Change

US and EU Should Expand DR Congo Targeted Sanctions

The United States and European Union should expand targeted sanctions on President Joseph Kabila’s family members and financial associates benefiting …

Africa

The Good and the Bad of Snacking

The calories, the fat and the sugar can all add up.

Eating

Kansas Settles with Johnson County Parks Board Chairman Over KOMA Violation

Upon investigation, the attorney general's office determined that the interactive communications in a series did violate the KOMA.

U.S. Attorney General

Managing Migration May Boost Welfare and Growth in ASEAN

Easing restrictions on labor migration can boost workers’ welfare and deepen regional economic integration, says a new World Bank report.

Economics

Curbing Unsustainable Wildlife Hunting, Conserve Biodiversity and Improve Food Security

European Commission-funded, FAO-led partnership will help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries shift from wild meat to alternative sources of …

Agriculture

Infant Bath Tubs Must Meet the New Federal Safety Standard

It’s a fact: young children can drown quickly, even in small amounts of water in a bath tub.

Bathtubs

IMF Policies to Reduce Inequality Fail and May Even Increase It

The International Monetary Fund’s advice to countries promotes policies that fail to reduce inequality and may even increase it, according to Oxfam …

Income Inequality

Playtex Recalls Children's Plates and Bowls

The clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Washington D.C.