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  • Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

    By Associated Press

    A long-time activist has donated his posters from the civil rights era to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. Published July 31, 2014

  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    By AMY TAXIN - Associated Press

    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. Published July 31, 2014

  • Prosecutor challenges Ohio prison release option

    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - Associated Press

    A procedure allowing the Ohio prisons director to recommend to judges early release for certain offenders violates the constitutional separation of powers, a prosecutor says in a court challenge to the policy. Published July 31, 2014

  • Man tied to '80 killings due in immigration court

    By Associated Press

    A Detroit-area man suspected by the Irish government in the killing of two soldiers in 1980 is making his first appearance in immigration court. Published July 31, 2014

  • Key activist urges write-ins in Republican primary

    By Associated Press

    A key Vermont Republican activist is urging party members to skip Scott Milne and the other declared candidates for the party's gubernatorial nomination, and write in Libertarian Dan Feliciano instead. Published July 31, 2014

  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    By DONNA CASSATA - Associated Press

    Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border. Published July 31, 2014

  • Feds to show off immigrant family detention

    By Associated Press

    Federal immigration officials are to give a tour Thursday of a South Texas detention center where they plan to house women who enter the United States illegally with their children. Published July 31, 2014

  • FBI brings key witness in Oklahoma bombing trial

    By BRADY McCOMBS - Associated Press

    A federal employee who managed operations at the building bombed in Oklahoma City in 1995 is set to testify about surveillance cameras as the FBI attempts to show there are no unreleased videos of the attack. Published July 31, 2014

  • Dayton offers immigrant kids shelter amid uproar

    By DAN SEWELL - Associated Press

    Despite opposition from a congressman and other southwest Ohio officials, Dayton will offer up two sites where immigrant children from Central America could be sheltered, the mayor and city manager told federal authorities. Published July 30, 2014

  • Israel, White House say Obama phone call to demand cease-fire was fake

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Israel and the White House both say that a widely publicized transcript of a telephone call that supposedly took place between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — during which the former demanded the latter impose an immediate cease-fire — was fake. Published July 30, 2014

  • Vermont can't take many immigrant children

    By Associated Press

    Vermont doesn't have the facilities to accept large numbers of immigrant children, Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a letter to the regional head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Published July 30, 2014

  • Boston mayor defends convicted ex-probation boss

    By Associated Press

    Mayor Martin Walsh came to the defense of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien, who was convicted last week of federal charges that he rigged the department's hiring process to favor politically connected applicants. Published July 30, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa testified Wednesday that she took the 4-day-old at the father's request, knowing the parents would be moving in with her in the next few days. Published July 30, 2014

  • Christie ramps up push to remake bail system

    By GEOFF MULVIHILL - Associated Press

    Gov. Chris Christie gave a horrific example of someone allegedly committing new crimes Wednesday as he continued to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to makes changes to the state's bail system. Published July 30, 2014

  • GOP New Hampshire US House hopefuls spar in debate

    By HOLLY RAMER - Associated Press

    Republican rivals in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District argued about their Statehouse attendance records in a debate Wednesday, with one candidate suggesting that not showing up was better than voting the wrong way. Published July 30, 2014

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