Vanessa Romo

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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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Rare New Zealand Parakeet Population Doubles After 'Epic' Breeding Season

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The orange-fronted parakeet, known locally as the kākāriki karaka, is in the midst of a prolonged mating season due to a beech seed boon. So far, more than 150 chicks have been born in the baby boom.

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Actor Kevin Spacey In Sexual Assault Case

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said in court documents filed Wednesday that he was abandoning the case "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness."

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Drug In A Rug: Is That A Bag Of Cocaine Under Your Toupee?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.

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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday marked three days of demonstrations against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after the publication of private conversations laden with misogynist and homophobic language, among other insults.

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Hawaii Protesters Block Access Road To Stop Construction Of Massive Telescope

Monday, July 15, 2019

Native Hawaiians chained themselves to a grate in a road to stop work on the controversial Mauna Kea project on what they say is sacred land. Development is scheduled to begin this week.

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U.S. Cities Prepare For Planned ICE Raids

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The operations are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities and last for days. According to reports, ICE is prepared to target about 2,000 recently arrived migrant families.

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Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate's Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man

Thursday, July 11, 2019

"I did not want there to be a perception that I was riding with another female and that something promiscuous was going on or anything like that," Robert Foster told NPR.

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University of Texas-Austin Promises Free Tuition For Low-Income Students In 2020

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The governing board voted to offer full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. They also extended financial assistance to middle class students.

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Disney Cable Channel Defends Casting Black Actress As New 'Little Mermaid'

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Certain circles of the Internet are aghast that the ingenue — actress and singer Halle Bailey — is African American. "Spoiler alert ... the character of Ariel is a work of fiction," Disney said.

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U.S. Appeals Court Rules Trump Violated First Amendment By Blocking Twitter Followers

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The judges upheld a lower court decision that found Trump used the platform for official purposes, which precludes him from banning users because they disagree with his views.

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Australian Student Alek Sigley 'Released From Detention' In North Korea

Thursday, July 04, 2019

The 29-year-old smiled at reporters upon arriving at the airport in Beijing Thursday, telling them he felt "great." But he declined to elaborate on his whereabouts since he was first reported missing.

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Netflix Promises To Quit Smoking On (Most) Original Programming

Thursday, July 04, 2019

The streaming content giant said it will stop showing smoking or e-cigarette use in future shows unless it is "essential." New research finds tobacco imagery on popular shows has skyrocketed.

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Airstrike On Migrant Detention Center In Libya Kills At Least 44 People

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The U.N. says the strike hit a hangar within the Tajoura Detention Center, obliterating what had been a shelter that was housing roughly 120 people.

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Policy Ordering Indefinite Detention For Asylum-Seekers

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said it is unconstitutional to keep credible asylum-seekers in custody indefinitely as they await immigration proceedings, reversing a Trump administration order.

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Icon Of Auto Industry, Father Of Mustang And Minivan, Lee Iacocca Dies At 94

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Iacocca was a top executive at two of America's largest car companies — Ford and Chrysler — for decades. He helped develop the Mustang and later rescued Chrysler from near-bankruptcy.

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Lawmakers Respond To 'Vile,' Secret Facebook Group Created By Border Patrol Agents

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Among the group's most offensive posts were discussions of recent migrant deaths, jokes about throwing burritos at lawmakers and illustrations depicting sexually aggressive acts.

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White House Condemns Day-Long Taliban Attack That Killed At Least 6

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Insurgents unleashed a multifaceted attack on the Afghan Defense Ministry, killing civilians and wounding more than a hundred others. It came as the U.S. and Taliban leaders engaged in peace talks.

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Woman Indicted For Manslaughter After Death Of Her Fetus, May Avoid Prosecution

Friday, June 28, 2019

The district attorney overseeing the Alabama case called the incident a tragedy and said she is deliberating whether to move forward with prosecution, reduce the charge or drop it altogether.

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House Passes Senate Version Of New Funding To Ease Border Crisis

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The $4.6 billion bill passed in a 305-102 vote after the Republican-led Senate refused to adopt sections of the House version. The House would have added requirements for care of migrants.

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