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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in c... Full Story

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  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids
    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quckly, without a deportation hearing.

  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia
    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.

  • Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

    DENVER (AP) — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the college's provost said Tuesday.

  • Hawaii health care faces federal threat
    Hawaii health care faces federal threat

    HONOLULU (AP) — Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family.

  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state
    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.

  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch
    AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little
    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.

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