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  • 'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border

    'An urgent humanitarian situation' at the U.S.-Mexico border
    President Obama on Monday ordered a new level of interagency cooperation to deal with what he described as “an urgent humanitarian situation”: unaccompanied minors trying to enter the country illegally. But it’s unclear exactly what this...
  • Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'

    Children crossing border alone create 'urgent humanitarian situation'
    A recent surge in the number of children who are detained while illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without┬átheir parents is an “urgent humanitarian situation” that has prompted the opening of special facilities to house them in San...
  • From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies

    From John Kerry: We need more visas, now, for our Afghan allies
    The way a country winds down a war in a faraway place and stands with those who risked their own safety to help in the fight sends a message to the world that is not soon forgotten. As President Obama announced last week, the U.S. will withdraw all...
  • Back off, Congress, and keep Voice of America real

    When a Chinese official ordered me out of the country, he accused me of "fomenting counter-revolutionary rebellion" and "illegal news gathering." I particularly liked that last charge. That was 25 years ago, in the aftermath of the June 4, 1989,...
  • 1 in 8 U.S. children will become victim of serious abuse or neglect

    1 in 8 U.S. children will become victim of serious abuse or neglect
    About 1 in 8 American children will experience some form of maltreatment serious enough to be confirmed by government authorities, new research shows. Slightly more than 2% of kids are victimized during their first year of life, 5.8% are mistreated...
  • Donnelly concedes loss to Kashkari in gubernatorial primary

    Donnelly concedes loss to Kashkari in gubernatorial primary
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly conceded defeat on Tuesday, as GOP rival Neel Kashkari won the right to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in November. "Unfortunately the numbers don't lie," Donnelly told supporters at the Roosevelt Hotel in...
  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq
    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

    Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes
    Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • China broadens crackdown on Google services

    When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou....