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  • Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope

    Sea-level rise conference sees urgency and hope
    The key message from an unprecedented, bipartisan congressional forum on sea-level rise was simple. As Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, put it: "We're on the hook for about a foot." Or, to be precise, the varying forecasts about long-term...
  • Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]

    Bunk immigrant children at 1600 Penn. Ave. [Letter]
    President Barack Obama seems to be having quite a difficult time trying to find shelter for the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed into our country ("U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). His administration...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'

    'True Blood' recap, 'I Found You'
    This week’s cold open is just cruel. At first, it appears that our Eric Northman is alive, holed up in a nice hotel in a Spanish-speaking country. But It becomes clear that it’s a dream as soon as Jason pops up, upset that Eric had to get so...
  • Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border

    Obama urges Central American parents not to send children to border
    Under fire from Republicans for failing to stem the recent flood of young immigrants, President Obama is delivering a message to Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. to escape violence and poverty at home: Don't risk it....
  • Homeland Security chief defends agency's handling of youth at border

    WASHINGTON The nation's top homeland security official on Tuesday defended his department's handling of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, turning aside Republican demands for a National Guard presence there even as officials...
  • Palm Beach County flood maps delayed

    Palm Beach County flood maps delayed
    Property owners in Palm Beach County will have to wait several more weeks to find out whether their properties lie in new flood zones. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had planned to release preliminary maps by the end of this month. But staffers...
  • Obama warns Central American parents not to send kids to border

    President Obama is telling Central American parents considering sending their children to the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty to keep them at home.  “Our message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through...
  • Obama puts off plans to soften deportation rules

    A surge of young immigrants crossing the border is prompting President Obama to delay his plans to announce more lenient deportation policies, a sign that the White House has begun to guard against political fallout from the unprecedented influx of...
  • Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials

    Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials
    At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
  • Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday

    Prepare to save on hurricane supplies during sales tax holiday
    Our shiny red generator sits in the garage with a bunch of junk piled on top. After Hurricane Wilma left us without power for what seemed an eternity in 2005, we and many others got generators for free thanks to a Federal Emergency Management Agency...
  • Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

    Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave
    The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....