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With immigration again on the front burner, human rights advocates are bracing for a possible renewed surge of immigrants from Central America and Mexico. “Might there be another surge?” said Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House, a shelter for migrants in El Paso. “If I...
The fallout over comments made by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist about the Affordable Care Act has spread to the states, where both Republicans and Democrats are pulling back from a man who sold his expertise about health systems. Vermont said it won’t...
The revelations raise new questions about the $1.25 million settlement: Whether the city will pay the settlement, or possible renegotiate. "It would require revisitation by the council to address that, and it could be somewhat messy," said Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the lone council...
Texas plans to allow marriage ceremonies inside prisons between an inmate and an intended spouse who isn't incarcerated, officials disclosed Tuesday. Inmates in Texas historically have been allowed to marry by proxy, meaning someone stood in for the prisoner at a ceremony held...
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to...
An Arkansas teacher is under fire for bringing her infant baby to class and even breastfeeding it while students study. The unnamed teacher in Poyen, population 290, has been bringing the baby to her rural high school on and off for weeks, students say. And while some tolerate...
Owning a McDonald's franchise can be a lucrative business, b ut it requires a lot of cash. The average McDonald's restaurant generates $2.5 million in sales annually, making it the second-highest-grossing chain in the US by sales per unit behind Chick-fil-A, according to QSR...
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated legislation that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, delivering a political setback to Sen. Mary Landrieu , (D., La.), who had pushed for the vote as a way to show political clout in her Senate runoff race against Republican...
As the rates of college enrollment direct from high school dipped slightly for the second straight year in 2013, the Austin Chamber of Commerce on Monday called on area school districts to make changes to get more students into college. The number of Central Texas students...