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Young men line up for a meal in a March 2021 photo from a Customs and Border Protection facility in Texas that processed families and unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border.

A federal judge approved a settlement between immigrant advocates and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide safe and sanitary housing for minors at border facilities in Texas. Read more»

Dockworkers moving cargo at a container terminal.

The start of contract talks this week between terminal operators at West Coast ports and the powerful longshore union has retailers fretting that a standoff at the negotiation table will lead to new disruptions in getting merchandise on the shelves. Read more»

The bathtub ring around Lake Mead shows the scars of a punishing drought.

After one of the wettest Decembers in recent memory, January and February have been among the driest ever - and it appears unlikely to change any time soon as the region is stuck in a megadrought that has enveloped southwestern North America for the past 22 years. Read more»

Containers at the YTI Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles.

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which last year became the focal point of the massive supply-chain meltdown that left store shelves empty and cranked up inflation, have been making progress in recent months addressing some of the most acute bottlenecks on the docks. Read more»