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Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands

Newsweek | Braden Goyette | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Michael Vickers’s ranch 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres; at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and...

7 Ways That You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Are you *sure* it couldn't happen to you?

9 Things You're Doing That Drive Your Doctor Crazy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | July 25, 2014 | Healthy Living
Type just about any medical symptom you're experiencing into your browser of choice and you'll find a wealth of potential causes, cures and complications, ranging from the mundane to the catastrophic. But calling your doctor because you suspect a brain tumor or stroke every time you have a headache only...

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You're Making With Your To-Do List

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | July 25, 2014 | HuffPost Home
There's a load of laundry hoping to be folded, lunches asking to be made and an influx of emails impatiently waiting to be answered -- and you haven't even had your morning coffee. At this point, you are faced with several options: a. Freak out, and just totally derail...

Marco Rubio: End Relief For Dreamers

Elise Foley | July 25, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to "wind down" a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, an action that would restart deportations of young people who have lived here for years....

White House: It Will Be 'Pretty Extraordinary' If Congress Goes On Recess Without Border Fix

Reuters | Reuters | July 25, 2014 | Politics
(Adds Obama call with Mexican president, paragraph 11) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the...

White House Balances Conflicting Demands On Border Crisis

Elise Foley | July 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The White House is attempting to walk a fine line on how to change a 2008 anti-trafficking law that has become a flashpoint as Congress considers how to address the ongoing border crisis. The law requires unaccompanied minors from countries other than Canada and Mexico to go...

Eva Longoria Tells America Latino Doesn't Mean Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | July 24, 2014 | Latino Voices
LOS ANGELES -- Eva Longoria has a message for America. The actress, honored for activism at the National Council of La Raza’s Awards Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Tuesday night, explained during her acceptance speech why she's been hosting and executive producing the group’s ALMA Awards for...

U.S. School Principals Are Quicker To Label Their Students As Poor

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 24, 2014 | Politics
American principals are more likely to say their students are poor, when compared to principals in countries where poverty rates are much higher. A blog post published this week by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says that when principals in 30 countries were asked about the socio-economic...

U.S. Weighs Refugee Status For Honduran Youth Displaced By Armed Conflict

AP | Shadee Ashtari | July 25, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world's...

The 10 Best Cities For Families To Live, According to ZipRealty

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | July 24, 2014 | HuffPost Home
It's often said that the first rule of real estate is "location, location, location." But if you have a spouse, a couple of kids and maybe even a dog, other factors like affordability and proximity to schools really start to play larger roles. And it's those factors...

20 Items You're Gonna Need For The Real World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | July 24, 2014 | College
College taught us many things, like how to think critically, engage socially and stay awake for 36 hours on nothing but 5 Hour Energy shots and Kit Kats. But in order to fully adjust to the real world, you're going to need some supplies. We speak...

15 Ways To Add Color To A Room (Without Commitment)

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | July 24, 2014 | HuffPost Home
For some homeowners who are set in their neutral-loving ways, even just a "pop of color" can sound like a terrifying decor decision. And while there are plenty of ways to dip that toe in the hue-filled pool, the easiest way to go about adding color is by...

25 Gif-Able Lessons From Jennifer Lopez

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | July 24, 2014 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Lopez is a powerhouse. She executive produces a ground-breaking series for ABC Family, helps head a new network geared toward Latinos, reaches out to the community via her family's foundation -- and she's still making records, while raising her twins Max and Emme. It must be said: J.Lo...

Joe Biden Tears Into Voter ID Laws During Jobs Speech

AP | Mollie Reilly | July 24, 2014 | Politics
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities. Biden spoke at the National Urban League conference, where the theme is "One Nation Underemployed." Biden said the keys to putting more people...

Obama Sends Team To Texas To Assess Need For National Guard Deployment

Reuters | July 24, 2014 | Politics
By Jeff Mason SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls...

Meet The Lawyer Who Decided To Battle Racism Outside Of The Courtroom

Alena Hall | July 24, 2014 | Impact
Throughout his early academic and professional career, Anurag Gupta, 30, felt consumed by his passion to help resolve international ethnic inequality. But once he got to law school, he started to turn his focus to the United States, and to the artificial construct known as "race" that has divided the...

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In California

Lydia O'Connor | July 23, 2014 | Politics
A legal expert who once crossed the U.S. border to get to school every day is set to be the newest addition to the California Supreme Court, where he will be the first Latino immigrant justice. Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuéllar, a Stanford University law professor and former Obama administration...

Republicans Demand More Lousy Loans For Black People

Zach Carter | July 24, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A congressional hearing to examine the legacy of President Barack Obama's 2010 Wall Street reform law quickly devolved into a partisan mess Wednesday, with Republicans demanding more loans to low-income minority borrowers, decrying mergers of small banks and pitying the regulatory burden of a community banker who's exempt...

Eva Longoria Says The Way The Child Refugee Crisis Has Been Handled Is ‘Un-American'

Carolina Moreno | July 23, 2014 | Latino Voices
LOS ANGELES -- As a child growing up in a Texas border town, Eva Longoria recalls asking her father, “Why were we born on this side?” to which he replied, “Because we were lucky.” The actress reminisced about her childhood experiences crossing the border during the National Council of...
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