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  • coronavirus Apr 24

    A Lifeline Through Language: Hospital Interpreters Critical During Coronavirus Outbreak

    Imagine getting sick, being alone and not being able to easily communicate with your doctors. That’s the reality for many patients in Massachusetts who don’t speak English as their first language. “It is a feeling of panic, of helplessness, anguish,” said Carolyn Santiago of Massachusetts General Hospital. Santiago’s mother had a stroke 12 years ago. Santiago asked staff at...

  • coronavirus Apr 24

    Hospital Interpreters Emerge as Critical Lifeline for Many in Coronavirus Pandemic

    Imagine getting sick, being alone and not being able to communicate easily with your doctor.

  • Feb 24

    Retriever Fever: America's Most Popular Dogs, in Photos

    The Labrador retriever is America’s best best friend, according to the American Kennel Club. This gallery features “aw”-inducing photos of the top 10 most popular dog breeds in America, as judged by the AKC.

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2019

    Schools Teach Refugee, Migrant Kids Skills to Succeed in US

    International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they...

  • food Jul 16, 2019

    African Man Escaped a Massacre, But Death Followed

    When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered. Death remained close as his family undertook a grueling journey starting in South America and extending through eight countries to safety in the United States. They slept along roads or in the jungle....

  • Facebook Jul 5, 2019

    Volunteers Organize 4th Picnic for Asylum Seekers in Maine

    At least 100 of the asylum seekers staying in Portland, Maine’s Expo Center got to join in on July Fourth festivities with a special picnic Thursday.

  • head Jun 23, 2019

    US Census Bureau Using Aerial Tech to Help With 2020 Count

    The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government. The agency is using aerial images of rural communities and hard-to-reach areas to verify addresses and determine where to send workers...

  • DIRECTOR Jun 16, 2019

    'Romeo and Juliet' Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96

    Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for...

  • DIRECTOR Jun 16, 2019

    'Romeo and Juliet' Director Franco Zeffirelli Dies at 96

    Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet” and the miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth,” died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    Tariff Deal Gives Momentum to ‘Remain-In-Mexico' Policy

    In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months, or possibly years, before their cases play out in the U.S. Hundreds of miles away, a judge in El Paso, Texas, noticed that an infant...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    Tariff Deal Gives Momentum to ‘Remain-In-Mexico' Policy

    In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months, or possibly years, before their cases play out in the U.S. Hundreds of miles away, a judge in El Paso, Texas, noticed that an infant...

  • energy Jun 11, 2019

    Tokyo Olympics Next Year: Faster, Stronger, But Not Higher

    Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but the Tokyo Olympics’ chief executive reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan.

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2019

    For Asylum Seekers, Due Process Is Hard to Find

    Flora boarded a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Atlanta earlier this month to attend a hearing that her attorney feared would be futile for both her and the U.S. government. Flora, a 19-year-old Mayan Mam woman who struggles to walk because of a disability she and her attorney said was caused by persecution in Guatemala, flew more than 2,000...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    White House Rejects Request for Trump, Putin Communications

    The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer. In a letter earlier this month, the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees asked for the substance of Trump...

  • Associated Press Dec 24, 2018

    Body of Girl Who Died at US Border Returns to Guatemala

    The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City’s international airport by representatives...

  • Associated Press Dec 18, 2018

    Girl's Death Shows Communication Issues on US-Mexico Border

    Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it’s unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents. The death of Jakelin Caal highlights the communication challenges along the...

  • The Associated Press Dec 14, 2018

    Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

    Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

  • United States Nov 27, 2018

    US Nixed FBI Checks on Staff at Migrant Teen Detention Camp

    The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and short-staffing mental health workers, according to an Associated Press investigation and a new federal watchdog report. None of the 2,100 staffers at a tent city holding more than 2,300 teens in the remote...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Lawsuit Alleges Feds Targeted Vt. Immigration Activists

    Activists for immigrants’ rights filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Burlington, Vermont, against several defendants, including the U.S. Homeland Security secretary. After a march through the streets of Burlington, activists from the group Migrant Justice and many allies from other organizations called for greater protections for immigrants, regardless of legal status.

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