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  • JUDGE Aug 9, 2019

    Documents: Plant Owners ‘Willfully’ Used Ineligible Workers

    Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were “willfully and unlawfully” employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents. Federal investigators behind the biggest immigration raid in a decade relied on confidential informants inside the plants in addition...

  • The Associated Press Mar 26, 2019

    Money Madness: AP Analysis Shows Growing Gap in NCAA Payouts

    Powered by Ja Morant’s no-look passes and Dylan Windler’s step-back 3s, March Madness has been a bonanza for the Ohio Valley Conference. The league placed two teams in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time in 32 years. Then Morant’s Murray State Racers and Windler’s Belmont Bruins both won games during the first week of play, making them...

  • Chicago Mar 25, 2019

    What Is Playing in the NCAA Tournament Worth?

    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament means big money for the schools and athletic conferences that participate – and even for some schools that don’t play.

  • Massachusetts Dec 19, 2018

    Thousands of Migrant Kids Being Held in Mass Shelters, Data Shows

    Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant toddlers, children and teens in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of children. As the year draws to a close, some 5,400 detained...

  • Associated Press Sep 17, 2018

    Pollution Fears: Swollen Rivers Swamp Ash Dumps, Hog Farms

    Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday. North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed, spilling pollution. State officials also were monitoring the ongoing threat from the breach of a Duke Energy coal ash landfill...

  • Associated Press Sep 15, 2018

    Drone Footage Captures Devastation Caused by Florence

    New drone footage reveals flooding in New Bern, N.C., due to Tropical Storm Florence.

  • United States Dec 12, 2017

    Opioid Crisis Strains Foster System as Kids Pried From Homes

    Across the U.S., soaring use of heroin and other opioids has sent tens of thousands of kids flooding into the foster care system — creating a generation of children abandoned by addicted parents, orphaned by fatal overdoses and torn from families by authorities fearful of leaving them in drug-addled chaos. New foster care cases involving parents who are using drugs...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2017

    A Protest in Trump Country Brings Home Nation’s Racial Divides

    Six teenage girls put down their pompoms on a Friday night behind their tiny high school in their tiny town. They lined up along the football field. As “The Star-Spangled Banner” began, each dropped to one knee — and by morning, the culture wars splintering the nation would unfurl around them in miniature, in the most racially diverse rural county...

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Oct 4, 2017

    Obama Administration Veterans Launch Health Insurance Sign-Up Campaign

    Former Obama administration officials are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment on Nov. 1, the Trump administration has slashed the Obama health law’s ad budget, as well as grants to outside organizations that are supposed to help people sign up. Although...

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Aug 14, 2017

    A Stronger Medicaid Emerges From GOP Health Overhaul Debate

    Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance program for low-income Americans hasn’t achieved the status of Social Security and Medicare, considered practically untouchable by politicians, like an electrified “third rail.” But it has grown to cover about 1...

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2017

    US Hits 50,000 Refugee Cap, But Some Others Still Allowed In

    The U.S. has reached the Trump administration’s limit of 50,000 refugees for this budget year. That won’t stop some additional refugees from entering the United States in the next few months, but they will now face tighter standards. A Supreme Court order last month said the administration must admit refugees beyond the 50,000 cap if they can prove a “bona...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2017

    AP Analysis Indicates Partisan Gerrymandering Has Benefited GOP

    The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump’s favor. Less attention was paid to manipulation that occurred not during the presidential race, but before it — in the drawing of lines...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2017

    Chinese Spent $24B on US, Other ‘Golden Visas’

    When the sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family’s new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that’s proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. More than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion in the last decade into “golden visa”...

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