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El Salvador: Gangs kill teachers over as little as a failing grade

School violence is a factor driving young Central American migrants to the U.S. border.... Read more»

Obama's numbers, July update

Jobs, profits, guns and health insurance. FactCheck.org’s regular update of the statistics.... Read more»

Video: Texas gov implies 'conspiracy' on border crisis

On ABC News ‘This Week,’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry told host Martha Raddatz that the Obama Administration is failing on border security and that the President’s response is “about five years too late.”... Read more»

Obama and executive overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on “Fox News Sunday,” but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.... Read more»

The U.S. is among the world's worsening nations

Congress can’t get anything done. And 50 million people are living in poverty.... Read more»

Analysis

What the president can do on immigration if Congress fails to act

The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.... Read more»

Obama says he'll act alone on immigration

As tens of thousands of immigrants from Central America continue to flood Texas’ southern border, President Obama said that he will try to fix as much of the broken immigration system as he can without Congress’ help. U.S. Rep. Grijalva said the move is “a welcome first step,” but said Obama should “focus his efforts on protecting vulnerable families.”... Read more»

Obama to name former Proctor & Gamble chief to head VA

The president is expected Monday to nominate Bob McDonald to take over as head of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald is a West Point graduate who served as the CEO of Procter & Gamble.... Read more»

Az woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins’ name

Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans’ verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams’ names were racist. Today, Blackhorse has President Barack Obama on her side.... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.”... Read more»

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America.... Read more»

Why less coca does not equal less cocaine

The area sown with coca, the key ingredient in cocaine and crack, is at an all-time low. That’s according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which released its annual World Drug Report Thursday, crediting the record to a 25 percent reduction in Colombia’s fields, one of just three countries where coca is grown.... Read more»

Leadership at Chemical Safety Board questioned amid investigation backlog

New, damning evidence of management failures within the U.S. Chemical Safety Board was presented Thursday at a congressional hearing.... Read more»

Analysis

Maybe the world should just let Iraq split apart

If the experts are right, then what is happening in Iraq now seems to be the worst of both worlds: a Sunni-Shiite civil war and a de facto partition of the country.... Read more»

Texas officials: Immigrant surge is a medical crisis

As immigrants — many of them unaccompanied minors — surge across the Texas-Mexico border, health officials warn of a looming medical crisis.

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