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Balkan neighbors trade barbs as refugees flow into Slovenia

Thousands of migrants flooded into Slovenia on Tuesday, as Slovenia and Croatia traded accusations over who is to blame for the exodus that has overwhelmed the Balkans and shaken the European Union... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015

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Balkan neighbors tighten borders, worsen migrants' woes

The tide of asylum seekers along Europe's newest migration route swelled to treacherous new levels Monday as many thousands struggled to clear human bottlenecks in the West Balkans, where... Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015

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Border Patrol makes few immigrant arrests at checkpoints

Less than one percent of immigrant arrests made by the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona happen at the various inland checkpoints, according to a new report. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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Clinton's strong debate is general election warning for GOP

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's polished performance in the first Democratic debate did more than send a message to her primary rivals. It was a warning to the chaotic Republican field... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigration laws and said America's greatness comes from building... Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015

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Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015

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Pope Francis set to bring his message to world leaders at UN

From the world stage of the United Nations to an inner-city school, Pope Francis is emphasizing themes that have shaped his popular papacy as he packs in encounters with the powerful and the poor... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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Embrace immigrants, Pope Francis urges Congress

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Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Pope Francis urges Congress to embrace migrants

Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants Thursday, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Obama says pope 'shaking us out of complacency'

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Mustering all the pageantry the White House has to offer, President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to Washington on Wednesday and credited the pontiff for setting a moral example that is... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015

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Republican Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his "church of the poor" to the world's wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his "church of the poor" to the world's wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015

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Border Patrol: Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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Hispanic protesters heckle Jeb Bush in Houston

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush pushed back against more than a dozen protesters who repeatedly heckled him Monday with chants of "No hope without our vote" as he tried to address a... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015

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Dozens feared dead in Aegean Sea after boat incidents

Disasters at sea claimed the lives of dozens of migrants on Sunday, as desperate people fleeing war and poverty braved the risky journey to seek sanctuary in Europe. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015

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Biden: Trump's view on immigration 'will not prevail'

Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Republican front-runner Donald Trump on immigration Tuesday, accusing him of reverting to "xenophobia" to garner support in the 2016 election. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

Declaring a state of emergency, Hungary sealed off its southern border with Serbia on Tuesday and detained those trying to enter illegally, aiming to shut down the flow of migrants pouring in.... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2015

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Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2015

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6 'Trumpisms' that would spell trouble for anyone but Trump

Lobbing rhetorical stink bombs at a large group of voters is not the normal way to get ahead in U.S. politics. Nor is alienating prominent figures of your own party. Read more »

Sept. 6, 2015

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Authorities struggle to identify dead in migrant tragedies

Adal Neguse, an Eritrean immigrant whose brother drowned in a smuggler's boat while trying to reach Italy in 2013, knows all too well what might be in store for the relatives of those dying now in... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Candy and cuddly toys: Migrants finish epic trek to Germany

For weeks while they traveled a punitive road, Europe cast a cold eye on their unwelcome progress. On Saturday, for the first time since fleeing their troubled homelands, they could set foot in... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2015

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Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps

Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds... Read more »

Sept. 3, 2015

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Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais

Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France and Britain after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2015

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Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2015

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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable

The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Trump says he's proud he booted Univision's Ramos from event

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he's proud of kicking one of the country's best-known Spanish-language journalists out of an Iowa news conference — the latest in... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Trump starts new media feud with Univision anchor Ramos

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Wave of EU-bound migrants crosses into Serbia

Exhausted migrants by the thousands, some pushed in wheelchairs or on wheelbarrows, others hobbling on crutches or carrying young children, crossed on foot from Macedonia into Serbia on Monday as... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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In Alabama, Trump says he knows how Billy Graham felt

Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Friday joked, "Now I know how the great Billy Graham felt" as he addressed the largest crowd yet of his thriving presidential campaign. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field

Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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Trump wants to deny citizenship to babies of people living in the US illegally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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15 children become U.S. citizens in ceremony at fire station

For children, becoming a U.S. citizen is different than the process for adults, since many children do not have the skills to pass a test with questions about how the federal government operates... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2015

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Migrant crisis alarms Britain, but fears clash with facts

This summer, Britain's headlines have been dominated by one story — thousands of migrants massing in France, aiming to get to England through the Channel Tunnel. Britain's jingoistic tabloids... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Donald Trump's policy approach a mystery amid lack of detail

Donald Trump's position on health care? Repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act "with something terrific." Read more »

Aug. 10, 2015

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Immigrant in Tucson church sanctuary reaches one-year mark

A Tucson woman has been taking sanctuary in a church to protect herself from deportation for one year. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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At San Diego, at least, the border has become more orderly

A sign that greets motorists entering the U.S. at the nation's busiest border crossing shows a silhouette of a man, woman and pigtailed girl running for their lives under the word "Caution." Read more »

Aug. 8, 2015

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Trump jolts first GOP debate, rivals scramble for attention

CLEVELAND — A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2015

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Hillary Clinton slams Bush on immigration, women's health

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday repeatedly slammed Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican presidential field over immigration and women's health during a campaign stop in Denver. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Despite rhetoric, border security less urgent in 2015

In the weeks leading up to Thursday's first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other — and President Barack Obama... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Jeb Bush unveils border security, immigration reform plan

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is outlining a six-point strategy to bolster security at the nation's border and overhaul its immigration laws. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Lawyers: Immigrant mothers coerced to wear ankle monitors

Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release,... Read more »

July 27, 2015

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