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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Jeff Miller: 'Ain't no leash for VA'

    By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times

    Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, said Wednesday that he'll spend his August recess checking up on VA hospitals around the country. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • House GOP scrambles for votes on border bill

    By ERICA WERNER - Associated Press

    House Republicans, scrambling to win conservative support for a bill addressing the immigration crisis on the border, have scheduled a companion vote on legislation to block President Barack Obama from extending deportation relief to any more immigrants here illegally. Published July 30, 2014

  • Montgomery schools enroll unaccompanied minors

    By Associated Press

    About 100 unaccompanied children who have crossed the border from Central America have enrolled in Montgomery County schools. 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

  • 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

  • Witness: More Oklahoma bombing videos may exist

    By BRADY McCOMBS - Associated Press

    A police officer who was at the scene of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Wednesday during a Utah trial that he saw surveillance cameras at the federal building that may have recorded the attack. Published July 30, 2014

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on immigration was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. Published July 30, 2014

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