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  • Q&A: Unaccompanied children crossing US border

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help government agencies handle an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The president's proposal would speed up deportations of children, lift a current immigration law and add more resources to Border Patrol, which is practically out of space to accommodate the children. Here's some background on the story:
  • Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: from Bobby Womack to Spiritualized
    Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks. One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...

    Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing

    Lawmakers intervene in teacher licensing
    State lawmakers have intervened repeatedly in Illinois' teacher licensing process, going to bat in some cases for candidates who did not meet state requirements and applicants with criminal pasts as well as for relatives, donors and constituents, a...

    Exclusive: Jordan reluctant to host U.S.-led Syria rebel training - officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jordan, where the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction program, U.S. officials said. Jordan's reticence, confirmed by...

    Clean up the bay before it's too late [Letter]

    Clean up the bay before it's too late [Letter]
    I am writing in response to Chris Wood's commentary about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay ("Trout, the bay — and your drinking water — at risk in the Senate," June 18). As a girl raised for more than 13 years in Maryland, I grew up boating,...