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As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, he told his children: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.
Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan.
The U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.
Aya Hijazi and her husband were accused of child abuse. Human rights groups called the charges specious but the couple were jailed for nearly three years.
A 23-year-old California student is suing the federal government to learn its reasons for returning him to Mexico despite what his attorneys say is his DACA status.
The White House Office of Management and Budget also calls on federal agencies and the public to come up with ideas to overhaul government services.
More than 90 percent of the complaints involved ICE, an agency within Homeland Security that has more than 30,000 beds at U.S. detention facilities.
Among the winners were Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" for fiction, The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold for national reporting and The East Bay Times for breaking news reporting.
The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Google for what an official called "systemic compensation disparities" between men and women. The government is suing the company to release its records.
The Bataan Death March in the Philippines is an oft-forgotten part of World War II history, but survivors and advocates are working to change that.
The U.S. has now bombed both main players in the Syrian war: President Bashar Assad's military and the Islamic State. But the Trump administration hasn't spelled out what sort of outcome it's seeking.
The USPS said its employees were bitten in 6,755 attacks in 2016, and Los Angeles topped the list, with 80. The postal service also released safety tips.
It's one of several suggestions that connect the ancient holiday, remembering the Israelites' flight to freedom, with the world's current refugee crisis.
On Capitol Hill, several members of Congress questioned the constitutionality of President Trump's action. Others commended the decision while also calling for consultation with Congress.
The U.S. blasted the air base Thursday night with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians.