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Outraged Fort Worth leaders ask why police shot black woman inside home

14 Oct 2019

Pained and angry religious leaders warned Fort Worth, Texas, police they would scrutinize the investigation of an officer who shot and killed a 28-year-old black woman inside a home where, a family lawyer said, she had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew. | Video

Judge blocks Trump immigration rule, calls it 'repugnant to American Dream'

12 Oct 2019

NEW YORK A U.S. federal judge in New York on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that would deny residency to aspiring immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance, calling it "repugnant to the American Dream."

Ocasio-Cortez sells ambitious U.S. welfare legislation in home district

04 Oct 2019

NEW YORK U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday promoted her ambitious welfare legislation to constituents in her home district in New York, finding a friendlier audience than she often encounters in the glare of Washington.

Washington governor urges state health board to ban some vaping products

29 Sep 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Friday urged state agencies to ban flavored and cannabis-derived vaping products, joining other states and the federal government in taking steps to reduce vaping amid a mysterious outbreak of deaths and illness. | Video

Stormy Daniels settles lawsuit over arrest at Ohio strip club

28 Sep 2019

Porn star Stormy Daniels has settled a lawsuit against the city of Columbus, Ohio, for $450,000, receiving the payout after she charged that police arrested at a strip club in retaliation for her claim that she had an affair with Donald Trump.

Newark city officials say filters 97% effective in reducing lead in water

24 Sep 2019

Temporary water filters installed in homes in New Jersey's largest city of Newark are at least 97 percent effective in reducing lead in drinking water, officials said on Monday, but that doesn't mean the water is safe to drink.

Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

18 Sep 2019

More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.

Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70

14 Sep 2019

American rock star Eddie Money, whose hits including "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" formed part of the power pop soundtrack of the late 1970s and early 1980s, died in Los Angeles on Friday at age 70, his family said in a statement.

U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump to deny asylum to many Central Americans

12 Sep 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. | Video

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of U.S. government

21 Aug 2019

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program funded by the U.S. government and run by a United Nations agency, according to a U.N. official.

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