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Florida 'stand your ground' shooter found guilty of manslaughter

Saturday  19:05,   24 august 2019

In interrogation, Michael Drejka, who initially invoked a "stand your ground" defense, claimed Markeis McGlockton stepped toward... >>>

Virginia marks the dawn of American slavery in 1619 with solemn ceremonies, speeches, songs

Saturday  19:05,   24 august 2019

The commemoration of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans 400 years ago began Saturday at Fort Monroe with the rhythm of... >>>

Mississippi raids: ICE still detaining breastfeeding, single parents

Saturday  18:10,   24 august 2019

More than two weeks after massive ICE raids in Mississippi, multiple parents of young children remain in... >>>

ICE shut down a hotline for detained immigrants after it was featured on 'Orange Is the New Black'

Saturday  18:06,   24 august 2019

Immigration and Customs Enforcement shut down a real hotline for detained immigrants run by the California group Freedom for Immigrants less than two weeks after it was prominently featured on the show. Freedom for Immigrants, which runs visitation... >>>

2 women plead guilty in plot to commit terror attack in US

Saturday  17:40,   24 august 2019

Two New York women who plotted to build a bomb for a terrorist attack in the United States face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges, authorities say. © Sketches by Jane Rosenberg Noelle Velentzas, left, and Asia Siddiqui... >>>

Fire Hydrants Have Been New York’s Cool Solution for 100 Years

Saturday  15:20,   24 august 2019

More than a century after it was published, the article reads like slapstick comedy from the silent-movie era. It was May... >>>

'Trauma Doesn’t Go Away By Itself.' How El Paso Is Tackling Mental Health Stigma After the Walmart Mass Shooting

Saturday  15:10,   24 august 2019

Since the mass shooting at a Walmart in the border city that killed 22 people on August 3, those working in the mental health care field say there has been increasing demand for their services and they believe it may be a turning point in public... >>>

Churches conducting more background checks, but sex offenders still slipping through cracks

Saturday  14:35,   24 august 2019

There are more than 750,000 registered sex offenders across the country and, medical professionals explain, faith and community are often deemed a crucial part of their treatment to avoid re-offending. © AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File Under... >>>

At least 14 people have been arrested this month for threatening mass shootings

Saturday  13:20,   24 august 2019

By ABC News's count, at least 14 people who authorities have said were plotting or expressed interest in mass shootings since El Paso and Dayton have been... >>>

Los Angeles Homeless Illegally Use Fire Hydrants to Fill Water Balloons, Bathe, Shave

Saturday  11:45,   24 august 2019

Homeless people across Los Angeles are illegally using fire hydrants as a source of water to bathe, shave, even fill water balloons, leaving the hydrants damaged and often useless to firefighters during the critical fire season, an NBC4 I-Team... >>>

ASU closes Confucius Institute due to Defense Department objections

Saturday  10:10,   24 august 2019

The Confucius Institute programs have come under scrutiny, with lawmakers and others voicing concerns about possible Chinese propaganda or espionage. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

ICE detention centers preparing for longer average stays by migrant families

Saturday  09:45,   24 august 2019

DILLEY, Texas -- The acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday during a tour of a Texas migrant family detention center that the federal agency was preparing for the average stay for families to increase from 10 days to up >>>

Feds search for site to house 500 immigrant children in Central Florida

Saturday  09:30,   24 august 2019

The federal government is searching a wide swath of Central Florida for a place to house 500 unaccompanied immigrant children as part of the Trump administration's plan to establish a permanent shelter in the region, the Orlando Sentinel has... >>>

People can now be fined for smoking in cars carrying minors in Illinois

Saturday  08:15,   24 august 2019

People who smoke in a vehicle carrying someone under the age of 18 are now subject to fines if they are caught during an unrelated traffic stop, under legislation signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday. © Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via... >>>

Arizona border wall using military funds begins near wilderness areas

Saturday  07:50,   24 august 2019

Construction crews broke ground near Lukeville this week to replace two miles of existing wire-mesh fencing with newer, 30-foot bollards, using funds diverted from the Department of... >>>