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Dangerous journeys, contentious crossings

Immigration | Migrant families desperate to flee gang violence and an administration determined to stop illegal immigration are adding up to a crisis on the border
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/03/19, 02:45 pm

While President Trump in February declared a national emergency at the southern border, another migrant caravan headed north: About 2,000 Central Americans were walking, busing, hitchhiking, and riding trains for 2,800 miles toward the United States. They planned to join tens of thousands more migrants already overfilling shelters at border towns, stretching Border Patrol resources, and clogging a severely backlogged immigration court docket.

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Trump overrules Special Olympics cuts

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/29/19, 11:11 am

President Donald Trump, after several days of criticism, said Thursday he was backing off a budget request to cut funding for the Special Olympics. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the proposed cut earlier this week as one of the “tough choices” her department had to make as it sought to reduce the 2020 budget by $7 billion. The plan would have cut funding for the sports organization for people with disabilities by $17.6 million, about 10 percent of the group’s overall revenue.

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Barr: Mueller found no evidence of collusion

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/25/19, 11:23 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that President Donald Trump or any of his associates coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Sunday.

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