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May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality and race this year

Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message.

Homeland Security funding still up in the air

House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate,... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to persuade the right-flank of the Republican Party he'd be that same... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

Eager to avoid a partial Homeland Security shutdown, House Republicans are weighing a short-term funding measure to keep the department operating although it would allow Obama immigration policies... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Senate panel greenlights Obama's attorney general pick

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Fatal shooting in Texas again raises Mexico’s ire over police killings

For the second time in barely two weeks, Mexico has reacted angrily to the killing of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by municipal police officers in the United States. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Confident Obama predicts success in immigration appeal

President Barack Obama urged immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief, professing confidence Wednesday that his deportation directives won't be thrown... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Bipartisan deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the agency without immigration-related provisions opposed by... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Bill would deny in-state tuition for those in US illegally

People who entered the U.S. illegally would be barred from receiving in-state tuition under a bill discussed by a Kansas House panel Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

Struggling to escape a trap of their own making, Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a Senate vote on Homeland Security funding without the immigration provisions strongly opposed by President... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Government asks judge to lift temporary hold on Obama's immigration action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's action to shield millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

President Barack Obama warned Monday that states will feel the pain of a Homeland Security Department shutdown if Congress can't break an impasse by week's end. But on Capitol Hill, no solution was... Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Australia to tighten immigration laws in counterterror bid

Australia will strengthen immigration laws and crack down on groups that incite hatred under a raft of counterterrorism measures introduced Monday in a bid to combat the threat from home-grown... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration's efforts to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and to respond... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Guard troops staying on border, but some question mission

On U.S. 83, the highway that hugs the southern stretch of the Texas-Mexico border, law enforcement is everywhere. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Biden: Assimilation key to stopping spread of extremism

The United States must ensure that immigrants are fully included in the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Federal judge temporarily blocks Obama's executive action on immigration

A federal judge in South Texas has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Republican say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses' from IRS

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration could get a windfall from the IRS. Read more »

Feb. 15, 2015

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Boehner can't rule out Homeland Security Department shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Thursday of a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over immigration. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Boehner challenges Senate Democrats to pass Homeland Security Department funding bill

House Speaker John Boehner challenged Senate Democrats Wednesday to "get off their ass" and pass a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department and restrict President Barack Obama's executive... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2015

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Report: No evidence of sex abuse at Texas immigration lockup

Department of Homeland Security investigators have found no evidence of sexual abuse and harassment at a South Texas immigration lockup that houses women and children, according to a report... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2015

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Obama wants $1 billion to curb Central American immigration

President Barack Obama wants to spend $1 billion to help curb illegal immigration from three Central American countries, according to the president's budget request. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Government telling immigrants that cases might not be resolved until 2019, later

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

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