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Zero Tolerance: “Women to one side, men to the other”: how the Border Patrol’s new powers and old carelessness separated a family

Under Trump, Border Patrol agents wield nearly unchecked power over the fate of migrants — and their seemingly random decisions can cleave families apart. by Dara Lind, ProPublica Jan. 31, Mirza had a sense of foreboding…

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‘He gave away the game’: doctors condemn Trump threat to slash Medicare funding

“We’ve long suspected he would try to gut Medicare in a second term.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer An advocacy group composed of doctors and medical professionals on Wednesday joined the chorus denouncing President Donald Trump…

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Six children died in Border Patrol care. Democrats in Congress want to know why.

Video obtained by ProPublica contradicted the Border Patrol’s account of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez’s death. Now, House Democrats are pressuring the agency to explain why six migrant children died under its care in less than…

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EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

Gabriel Filippelli, IUPUI The Trump administration is working to weaken U.S. environmental regulations in many areas, from water and air pollution to energy development and land conservation. One of its most controversial proposals is known as…

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Inside the cell where a sick 16 yr old boy died in Border Patrol care

Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in a small South Texas holding cell with another sick boy on the afternoon of May 19. A few hours…

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Rathke: Dealing with domestic abuse with databases and risk sssessment

Little Rock       I don’t like to think about domestic abuse.  It makes me sad.  It makes me mad.  I can watch the blood-and-gore on police procedurals on TV or Netflix or whatever, and pretend it’s make…

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Law enforcement video shows final hours of teen’s death in US Immigration Detention Center

Contrary to claims by Border Patrol, “they didn’t take him to the hospital. They didn’t release him. They didn’t even seem to check on him as he was dying on the floor of his cell.” by…

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