Krieg Barrie

Library fines—gone with the wind?

Law | Many libraries have stopped charging for overdue books
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 10/10/19, 01:27 pm

The antechamber of the Mesquite Library in Phoenix, Ariz., is full of natural light and potted palms. Sporting a ball cap, Valerie Jones strides through, but turns back to give her opinion on library fines. Would a library without overdue book fines help her? “Yes!” 

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Help is [still, maybe] on the way

Middle East | An entrenched aid machine in Washington is endangering a post-ISIS comeback for Iraq’s Christians and Yazidis—and a big success story for the Trump administration
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/11/19, 01:18 pm

On Nov. 14, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence hosted, at an afternoon meeting at the White House, an unusual gathering of top Trump officials. From New York he summoned then-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and from Washington international aid administrator Mark Green and budget director Mick Mulvaney, who today is President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rogelio V. Solis

680 arrested in immigration raids

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/08/19, 01:45 pm

Immigration officials have released dozens of the 680 people arrested Wednesday at Mississippi food plants. A large-scale raid targeted illegal immigrants at seven chicken processing facilities. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said it would release detainees who met certain conditions such as pregnant women or those who hadn’t faced immigration proceedings previously.

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