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'I Am Penguin, Hear Me Squeak!' A Bird Speaks Out From Inside SeaWorld's 'Antarctica'

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know if you are aware of this, but we penguins have our pride. In my case, I'm no run-of-the-mill bird. I'm a King penguin, in fact--bred fo...

New York City Just Made It Harder For Feds To Detain Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.14.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill Friday that will further restrict the city’s cooperation with immigration authorities who try to de...

Ice Skating in NYC: Your Guide to New York Ice Rinks

Erik Seide | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is often been portrayed, from holiday movies to the Christmas tree in Rockefellar Center, as the city that is a must visit destination to experience the sites and sounds of merriest of all seasons.

In Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, a 700-Square-Mile Icefield Shrinks, While a Popular Glacier Shows Big One-year Retreat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On the icefield, measurements taken this fall at four of the six monitoring sites showed a net loss of mass, with all of the past winter's snowfall melted out by the end of September.

My Husband Is About To Be Deported

Arlita McNamee | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Arlita McNamee

Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Elise Foley

Complaint Alleges Sexual Abuse In Immigrant Detention Center

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legal groups alleged this week that employees of a family immigration detention facility in Karnes City, Texas, harassed and sexually ab...

Make No Small Plans

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

The day I received the results of my first PET scan still haunts me. I've felt so foolish for feeling so confident.

Elise Foley

DHS 'Will Respond Aggressively' To Reported Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government is doing what it can to improve conditions at family detention centers following recent complaints, but will continue det...

Loving Couples Forced to Make Impossible Choices

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.04.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Too many American citizens are having their families torn apart without hope for a better future.

Hanging in the Balance: Stories of Aspiring Americans

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Too many children and families live in fear of losing their loved ones because of our broken immigration system.

Is Visa Waiver Program a Pipeline for Terrorism?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

There is no doubt that the Visa Waiver Program merits a national discussion free from partisan politics. Terrorists have already used the VWP to gain access to soft targets. Whether additional security measures would have prevented their entry is the $64 million question.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the r...

Activists Ask New York Mayor To Stop Detaining Immigrants For ICE

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices

A group of immigrant rights activists called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an open letter published this week, to use his executive author...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Raul A. Reyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul A. Reyes

The Murrieta protests were a shameful, sickening display of anti-immigrant sentiment. Such vigilante behavior and vitriol are out of sync with American values, and have no place in a civil society.

Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

Immigration Advocates Hopeful About Utah Mother's Delayed Deportation

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Activists are pointing to the delayed deportation of a Utah mother and her children as the kind of compassion they hope Presid...

6 Ways To Instantly Make Better Cocktails At Home

Food52 | Posted 08.26.2014 | Taste
Food52

Let's face it: The drinks you make at home may not be as good as the drinks you get in your favorite cocktail bar.

Elise Foley

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children,...

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

Oregon Ruling Spurs Halt On Immigration Detainers

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail wi...

Nature Photographer James Balog Honored

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The cameraman featured in the Oscar-nominated film Chasing Ice has captured a lot more than ice with his lens.

Elise Foley

Young Mexican Men Were Most Likely To Be Deported In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of the immigrants who were deported last year were Mexican citizens, male and in their twenties or thirties, according to a r...