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Texas Fights Suit After Denying Birth Certificates To Children Of Illegal Immigrants

Thursday, July 23, 2015

An interesting immigration case is winding its way through a federal court in Austin, Texas: A group of mothers has filed suit against the chief of the state's Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit, because it has refused to give their U.S.-born children birth certificates.

The issue here ...

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Wildfires In Montana, California Scorch Thousands Of Acres, Trigger Evacuations

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fast-moving wildfires in Montana and California have scorched thousands of acres and triggered evacuations.

NBC News has a bit more on the fire at Montana's Glacier National Park:

"The Reynolds Creek Wildland Fire was first reported about 6 p.m. ET on the east side of Glacier National Park, ...

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Loops, Glitches Raise Questions About Texas Dashcam Video

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

(This post was last updated at 9:25 p.m. ET.)

Last night, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a 51-minute video showing police arresting Sandra Bland after a routine traffic stop.

The thrust of the debate, of course, has been how that stop escalated into a full-on confrontation between ...

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After 4 Years, Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Gets His Passport Back

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei finally got his passport back today, four years after it was seized by government authorities.

Ai made the announcement on Instagram, posting a selfie of him holding his red and gold passport with a simple caption: "Today, I picked up my passport."

The ...

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NYT: For Months David Sweat Walked N.Y. Prison Tunnels Planning Escape

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

After David Sweat was captured — three weeks into his escape — police spoke to him while he was still recovering in a hospital bed.

They wanted to know details on how Sweat and Richard Matt, who was killed during the manhunt, had managed a Shawshank-Redemption-style escape from ...

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Death Of Woman Found Hanged In Texas Jail Cell Will Be Investigated As Murder

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The death of a woman, who was found hanged in a Texas jail, will be investigated as a murder, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said during a press conference on Monday.

As NPR's Martin Kaste reported, this all started when an officer stopped Sandra Bland for allegedly failing to ...

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WATCH: Comedian Interrupts FIFA News Conference By Throwing Wads Of Cash

Monday, July 20, 2015

In hip-hop terms, the British comedian Simon Brodkin, who is widely known as Lee Nelson, one of his characters, made it rain at a FIFA press conference in Zurich on Monday.

First, he placed a stack of money in front of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and then he appeared ...

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U.N. Security Council Votes Unanimously In Favor Of Iran Deal

Monday, July 20, 2015

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously endorsed the nuclear deal struck between Iran, the United States and five other world powers, the AP and Reuters are reporting.

Under the terms of the deal, the toughest sanctions put in place against Iran by the world body would be dismantled ...

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Sen. John McCain: Trump Owes Vets, Not Him, An Apology

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sen. John McCain took the high road on Monday, saying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not owe him an apology.

Trump, McCain said during an interview with MSNBC, "owes an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone a prison experience ...

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FIFA Will Select New President In February

Monday, July 20, 2015

Soccer's world governing body will elect a new president on Feb. 26, 2016, in Zurich. FIFA made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.

If you remember, as a corruption scandal engulfed the upper echelons of FIFA's leadership, the organization's president, Sepp Blatter, announced his resignation in June.

Just ...

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After 54 Years, The U.S. And Cuba Formally Restore Ties

Monday, July 20, 2015

(This post was last updated at 10:45 a.m. ET.)

After 54 years of animosity, the United States and Cuba have formally restored diplomatic ties.

That means that the U.S. opened an embassy in Havana and Cuba opened an embassy in Washington, D.C., this morning.

In truth, both countries had ...

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Rare July Rain Washes Out Bridge On I-10 In California

Monday, July 20, 2015

A rare July rainstorm broke records and washed out part of California highway Interstate 10 on Sunday.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection tweeted some pictures that showed water gushing right through the highway. The pictures also showed a crew rescuing a driver in a pickup truck.

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When Is An Act Of Violence An Act Of Terrorism?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Just hours after 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., and killed four Marines, U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said authorities were treating the case as an "act of domestic terrorism."

Minutes later, authorities softened those words, saying all angles were being pursued — that ...

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Shootings In Chattanooga: What We Know About The Alleged Gunman

Friday, July 17, 2015

A day after a gunman opened fire at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and killed four Marines, authorities are trying to answer the big question: Why?

At a late-night press conference, authorities said they had yet to pin down a motive. But earlier, officials identified the shooter as 24-year-old ...

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Gunman's Motivation Unclear After Shootings At Tennessee Military Sites

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Updated at 11:53 p.m. ET

The motivations of the gunman who opened fire at two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., are still unknown, officials said late Thursday. Four Marines died in the morning's attack; three other people were wounded.

The gunman is also dead, though it's unclear how he was ...

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IN PHOTOS: Protests Turn Violent In Greece

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Even before the Greek parliament voted to approve a new bailout deal that includes tough — and controversial — austerity measures, protesters took the streets in Athens.

The demonstrators carried signs and chanted slogans opposing the bailout deal. As the debate heated up in Parliament and the sun set ...

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George H.W. Bush Falls, Breaks Bone In Neck, But Will Be Fine

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Former President George H.W. Bush, 91, fell at his home in Maine on Wednesday breaking a bone in his neck.

The 41st president was hospitalized, but Jim McGrath, a spokesman, said on Twitter that "his condition is stable — he is fine — but he'll be in a neck ...

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After Legal Fight, Gardena, Calif., Police Release Shooting Video

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

After a legal battle between a California police department and several news organizations, a federal judge ordered the public release of a video that shows Gardena, Calif., Police fatally shooting an unarmed man.

The video shows three men being apprehended by police, who mistakenly thought they had stolen a bicycle. ...

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WATCH: Surveillance Video Shows 'El Chapo's' Escape

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A security camera inside the jail cell of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was rolling the moment the most powerful drug lord in the world made a run for it.

Well, to be precise, he didn't exactly run: The security video shows Guzmán pacing around his cell for a few moments. ...

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Netanyahu: 'This Deal Gives Iran A Path To A Nuclear Arsenal'

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"I think this deal gives Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal, and I think it gives them hundreds of billions of dollars right away with which to pursue their aggression and terror against us and against the United States and the world."

Those were the stark terms that Israeli ...

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