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Lawsuit seeks to block Trump asylum ban, saying it violates federal law

Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Friday to block the Trump administration's plan to bar people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from applying for asylum, arguing that the White House is violating federal law. ... Read more»

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Child health

Pediatricians want warning labels on hot dogs

Pediatricians are asking the hot dog industry to warn consumers that their product could be lethal.... Read more»2

Is Arabic a dying language?

Arabic is no better than the third most-spoken language in the United Arab Emirates, behind English and Hindi. Emiratis live as a privileged minority in their oil-rich country, but their language — and with it, their sense of national identity — is in danger of being swamped by a relentless tide of Western-style consumerism.... Read more»

Health care reform

Obama's health care proposal

The proposal Obama will bring to his Thursday health 'summit' with Congressional leaders contains many of the ideas from the bills already passed by the Democratic House and Senate, including a mandate that individuals buy insurance and a promise to "end discrimination" from pre-existing conditions. The full text inside.... Read more»

Comic: Olympics

Easy medals in fake sport? Just say nyet.

Russia may finish up in Vancouver with its worst ever Winter Olympics result. Can the bear afford to hibernate part of the year anymore?... Read more»

Health care debate

Spiking insurance rates have officials scrambling

Steep increases in individual health insurance premiums are sparking reactions across the country.... Read more»

Right to privacy

Subpoenas issued in PA school computer spying case

Federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas in the case of a Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on students through their computers. District officials deny spying on students.... Read more»1

Comic: Tenzin Gyatso

Pissing China off (but not too much)

A visit by the Dalai Lama to the White House is guaranteed to agitate Chinese Communist leaders more than a Sichuan hot pot.... Read more»

Toyota recall

Toyota recall: An embarrassment for Japan Inc.

TOKYO — It is a measure of the depth of fears surrounding the safety of Toyota’s cars that its media-shy president, Akio Toyoda, has briefed the massed ranks of the Tokyo press corps three times in less than two weeks.... Read more»

Comic: Religion

Tiger Woods: The man in the street reacts

For 80 days, the world waited with bated breath. Then a few days ago, we learned that at last, Tiger would speak.... Read more»

Border Patrol & Mexican police patrolling together

In a politically sensitive operation at the Arizona-Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican federal police officers are training together, sharing intelligence and coordinating patrols for the first time.... Read more»

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»

PA district allegedly spied on students via laptops

Laptop computers provided to students in a school district in Pennsylvania were allegedly used to spy on students.... Read more»

Vulnerable bloggers

More libel suits coming from abroad

PHOENIX – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn’t reluctant to criticize those who support terrorism, but now he's being threatened with libel - from someone who lives in the Middle East.... Read more»

NATO plans overhaul to better combat global threats

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — As NATO reviews its mission and purpose, some newer members worry that the alliance's most valued safeguard, the commitment that an attack on one is an attack on all, is not inviolable.... Read more»

Comic: Fashion Olympics

Norwegian pants

The Norwegian curling team quickly reconciled itself to their Olympic Committee's choice of uniform pants.... Read more»

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