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Biden administration ending 'Remain in Mexico' policy on asylum-seekers

Homeland Security officials said Monday they will wind down a Trump-era program, known as "Remain in Mexico," which requires asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their applications for protection wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

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Advocates look for new ways to fill city 'food deserts'

No American city has bested the problem of low grocery access, but as communities across the country re-evaluate strategies for addressing food-access gaps, a collaborative approach that favors a network of community-led projects could be the new model.... Read more»

Lawsuit could end free preventive health checkups

A federal lawsuit heard in Texas could upend or even eliminate the preventive care requirement in the Affordable Care Act, as a group is arguing that the requirement is unconstitutional and some preventive health measures violate religious protections.... Read more»

Arizona stacking cargo containers to block border in Yuma, Ducey says

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced.... Read more»

Abortion ballot measures seen as critical — but tricky — strategy

The victory for abortion rights in a Kansas primary this month was the first direct expression of voter sentiment since the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion - but experts on both sides remain circumspect about what the vote may mean for the future.... Read more»

Trump says he will not oppose release of FBI search warrant for Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump said late Thursday night that he will not oppose the Department of Justice's motion to unseal the search warrant approved by a federal judge for the FBI's raid on his south Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.... Read more»

FactCheck

Social media, politicians make unfounded claims of politicized Mar-a-Lago search

Social media posts claiming the FBI search of the home of former President Donald Trump was politically motivated have been swirling online, despite there being no evidence that President Biden “had his department of justice’s FBI raid” Trump’s home.... Read more»

No, the Senate-passed reconciliation bill won’t strip $300 billion from Medicare

As Senate Democrats raced to pass what could be their final piece of major legislation before the midterm elections, critics went to the airwaves to falsely blast the proposal as hurting older Americans who rely on Medicare.... Read more»

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg visits Tucson to talk $25M for new 22nd St. bridge

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Tucson on Thursday to announce the 22nd Street bridge over Aviation Parkway and the Union Pacific Railroad will be replaced using $25 million from the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.... Read more»

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago.... Read more»

Texas company asks judge to block Biden ghost gun regulations

A Texas firearms parts dealer asked a federal judge to block a Biden administration rule targeting "ghost guns" it claims will shutter its business - a rule also being challenged by Arizona and other GOP states on behalf of a North Dakota gun shop.... Read more»

Housing options limited for migrants forced to wait in southern Mexico

For tens of thousands of migrants from all over the globe who’ve passed through Tapachula, it’s supposed to be a temporary stop - they never thought they’d have to find shelter for weeks or even months in a city that never expected to house them.... Read more»

After 'a lot of doors shut in our face,' couple celebrates passage of burn pit bill

The campaign to ensure veterans receive health benefits for the damage done due to toxic substances inhaled from burn pits ended when President Biden signed the law guaranteeing the 3.5 million American warriors exposed to similar hazards can get care.... Read more»

How higher education lost its shine

There has been a significant and steady drop nationwide in the proportion of high school graduates enrolling in college in the fall after they finish high school, as fewer than one in three adults now say a degree is worth the cost.... Read more»

Analysis

Translating flood & wildfire risk ratings into future costs can help homebuyers & renters grasp the odds

In theory, summarizing risk information for flooding, hurricanes and even wildfires should help homebuyers and renters make more informed housing choices, but surveys show it isn’t working that way, at least not yet.... Read more»

FBI search of Trump home likely vetted carefully, despite Texas Republicans’ claims of a witch hunt

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump has Republicans rallying to his defense, echoing his unfounded claims that it was a political hit job - but legal experts say there would have been a very high standard of probable cause to execute such a search.... Read more»

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