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I went to Central America to find out why all those children are immigrating alone

By María Elena Salinas

Special To The Washington Post

Everybody has a theory about why more than 40,000 unaccompanied children have been detained at the border since last fall while attempting to enter the country without...

I went to Central America to find out why all those children are immigrating alone

By María Elena Salinas

Special To The Washington Post

Everybody has a theory about why more than 40,000 unaccompanied children have been detained at the border since last fall while attempting to enter the country without...

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection
Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable...

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border
Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, a local...

Source: Tennant rakes in $100k from Warren event

Sen. Warren Eastern Panhandle visit raises needed campaign cash

Ohio teen’s death puts focus on dangers of caffeine powder
Ohio teen’s death puts focus on dangers of caffeine powder

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.

A recent autopsy found that...

Ukraine accuses Russia of helping separatists destroy Malaysia Air crash evidence
Ukraine accuses Russia of helping separatists destroy Malaysia Air crash evidence

HRABOVE, Ukraine — Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied.

As dozens of...

Obama talks to Putin, asks aides for plane reports
Obama talks to Putin, asks aides for plane reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking his advisers to keep him updated on reports of a plane shot down over Ukraine. But the White House says it can’t confirm the reports.

White House press secretary Josh...

22 bodies counted at Ukraine plane crash
22 bodies counted at Ukraine plane crash

Associated Press

GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any...

22 bodies counted at Ukraine wreckage site
22 bodies counted at Ukraine wreckage site

Ukraine claims pro-Russian rebels shot down jet with 295 aboard

New health-care challenge: Enrollees don’t understand their ACA insurance plans
New health-care challenge: Enrollees don’t understand their ACA insurance plans

Health care enrollees swamp nonprofits amid overhaul

Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina

SENECA, S.C. — Some residents in northwestern South Carolina said they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan.

Residents in an Oconee County subdivision found the bags...

Girl, 12, is swept through flooded drainpipe

FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A 12-year-old eastern Pennsylvania girl is home from the hospital with bumps and bruises after being swept several hundred yards through a flooded drainpipe.

Taylor Russell, of Frackville, said she was checking out...

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