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Acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf gives a speech in front of a new section of the border wall Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. (Joel Martinez/The Monitor via AP)
Report: US turning away asylum-seekers at border is flawed A report from a government watchdog report says the head of the Department of Homeland Security contradicted her public statements in 2018 when she ordered border agents to stop asylum-seekers from stepping on U.S. soil at official crossings with Mexico
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurses look on during coronavirus testing outside the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and health officials issued repeated pleas for social distancing and mask usage on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, as hospitals grow closer to implementing crisis care protocols amid a record-breaking coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
State leaders facing 2nd wave resist steps to curb virusOfficials in many U.S. states being hit hard by the coronavirus are resisting taking stronger action to stop the spread, even as a fall resurgence strains hospitals
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Puerto Rico debt restructuring hits snag in public clashA plan to pull Puerto Rico out of a type of bankruptcy by 2021 has hit a major obstacle after a new member that U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances rejected the immediate filing of a debt restructuring proposal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court .(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court racesThe U.S. Supreme Court isn’t the nation’s only judicial battleground
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Louisiana State Police Supt. Kevin Reeves speaks at a news conference in Baton Rouge, La. Reeves, the head of the Louisiana State Police, will retire from the job at the end of the month, amid ongoing questions about the death of a Black man in the law enforcement agency's custody and the secrecy around the encounter that is now subject to a federal civil rights investigation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
AP: Use of slurs not 'isolated' at Louisiana State PoliceAn Associated Press review of hundreds of Louisiana State Police records revealed multiple cases when troopers forwarded emails with such titles as “PROUD TO BE WHITE,” and demeaned minority colleagues with names including “Django," Hershey's Kiss” and “Egg Roll.”
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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