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Agents pulling migrants from southern Mexico rail cars

Agents pulling migrants from southern Mexico rail cars

Far fewer Central American families and children are reaching the United States.

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Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas  — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

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Reports: Inmate says he heard voices before attack

Reports: Inmate says he heard voices before attack

Attacker wasvawaiting trial in slaying of half-brother.

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Judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

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California mentally ill inmates get special units

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system de…

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Obama suggests he may delay immigration reform

WASHINGTON — President Obama is suggesting that he will defer his self-imposed deadline for announcing an expected change in immigration policy, as the White House wrestles with the political and legal dilemmas involved in making significant alterations without congressional approval.

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1 of every 8 Syrians is a refugee, UN says

1 of every 8 Syrians is a refugee, UN says

GENEVA — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

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Stomp the runway

Stepping only recently entered the consciousness of the fashion industry.

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Jihadists execute dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

Jihadists execute dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.

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Nail polish that detects date-rape drugs stirs media buzz, backlash

RALEIGH, N.C. — Four North Carolina State University students have dreamed up a striking way to detect date-rape drugs that’s getting some major media buzz.

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Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

Study: Taste of alcohol for kids unwise

PITTSBURGH—A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

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A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

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News Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting ranges

News Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

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Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?

Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?

Human rights are not contingent upon character reference and background check.

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In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

WASHINGTON — The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA’s use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration’s objectivity in handling the study’s public release.

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‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

‘Fattitude’: Documentary aims to promote body acceptance

Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.

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Obama to blame Congress for unilateral immigration action

Obama to blame Congress for unilateral immigration action

WASHINGTON — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Obama’s impending executive actions on immigration.

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US to consider spousal abuse in asylum cases

WASHINGTON — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States.

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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs criticism

Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs criticism

Some wonder why parents would let child use an Uzi.

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