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Picking up the college admissions pieces

Education | Lawmakers in California try to close loopholes that led to bribery scandal
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/10/19, 04:29 pm

A group of California legislators last week introduced a sweeping package of bills aimed at restoring confidence in the college admissions process after a widespread bribery scandal.

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A tide that won’t ebb

Compassion | Judge blocks another White House attempt to manage the flow of asylum-seekers at the border
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/10/19, 02:32 pm

As asylum-seekers overwhelm immigration officials at the U.S. southern border, a federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy geared toward preventing sham asylum claims. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of San Francisco ruled that the United States must put on hold its requirement that people seeking asylum at the border wait in Mexico while their cases are processed. He gave the federal government until Friday to appeal before the ruling takes effect.

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Center photo: Sophia Lee. Others: Kenneth Heilbron

Selfies with a supermodel

Faith & Inspiration | My unlikely meeting with a former Vogue model
by Sophia Lee
Posted 3/25/19, 03:17 pm

About a year ago, I received an early morning phone call from Regina, a chaplain who had been ministering to the homeless in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. 

“Sophia, I found someone you should meet, and you won’t believe who,” she said. “She’s a supermodel!”

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