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  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says

    L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so. “Before you get partisan, before you tell...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children

    Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children
    The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
  • Tea party to protest influx of unaccompanied foreign children

    – On Sunday morning, Ronnie DelBacco will be standing alongside a road in Salisbury Township, awaiting a bus. The Lehigh Valley Tea Party chairman can't say for certain if a bus or another vehicle will be arriving with some of the more than 57,...
  • Lawmakers scramble on child immigration

    — Questions continue to swirl around the young immigrants flooding across the border, forcing congressmen to scramble for scarce details, including information on the children's whereabouts. On Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is...
  • Sen. Fasano Asks For Meeting To Discuss 'Problems' At Health Exchange

    State Sen. Leonard Fasano is asking for a summer meeting of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to address what he said are problems that have come to light in recent weeks. Fasano, R-North Haven, sent a letter Tuesday to Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who...
  • Addressing the border crisis

    Addressing the border crisis
    Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...