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The change means the wait is over for hundreds of thousands of job-seeking foreigners and those pursuing permanent residency in the U.S., to apply for the coveted immigration documents.
The process of trying to get vaccinated can be confusing. A new platform from the federal government and private sector partners makes it easier to find a provider where you live.
The Court Justices ponder What makes a hot pursuit, "hot?" Pursuing a suspect for a noise violation, a highway patrol officer entered a suspect's home without a warrant.
Republican lawmakers want equal party representation on the panel to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Burns said his top priority as spy chief would be a rising China. He received strong bipartisan support in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and was widely expected to be confirmed.
Robert Stewart was among the first Black officers hired by the LAPD. He spent 11 years on the force before he was unjustly terminated, according to the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Amnesty International cites past comments by the anti-Kremlin activist that "reach the threshold of advocacy of hatred."
Many of the coronavirus vaccines like it cold. Really cold. Sub-zero cold. Why is this the case? And how is the world handling this frigid requirement?
As California's attorney general, Xavier Becerra fought Trump-era restrictions on reproductive health. If confirmed, he'll navigate an even more difficult legal and political landscape.
Now 74, O'Brien didn't become a father until his late 50s. He reflects on writing, mortality and his experiences in Vietnam in the new documentary, The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien.
Eyad al-Gharib was convicted for sending protesters to a prison where they were tortured, in the first criminal trial against Syrians who served in President Bashar Assad's government.
For children learning English, speaking the language can be a way to fit in. But teachers worry that remote learning means some students aren't hearing even casual English outside their classes.
If approved, the new vaccine candidates would give China a total of four OK'd for general distribution. Even so, the country's vaccine drive appears to be falling short.
When COVID hit, a Chinese firm offered to set up testing labs in the U.S., which could have given it access to DNA data. The U.S. says this is part of China's effort to collect mass data on Americans.
In areas with limited access to clean running water, hand-washing stations can help limit the spread of disease. But experts say not all taps are created equal.
One third of the cropland in the upper Midwest has entirely lost its fertile topsoil, according to a new study. Other scientists doubt that figure, but agree that soil loss is a big problem.
Beset by delivery delays, the postmaster general is working on a 10-year strategy for the Postal Service. He testifies before a House panel on Wednesday.
"Black individuals make up about 21% of all renters, but they make up 35% of all defendants on eviction cases," says Peter Hepburn, a researcher for Princeton University's Eviction Lab.
In response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, more than 100 evangelical leaders have published a statement calling on other church heads to speak out against Christian nationalism in their ranks.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky says scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were "muzzled" and "diminished" by the Trump team, especially during the pandemic. She aims to fix that.
Concierge health care provider One Medical has been allowing ineligible people to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Staff questioned what they saw as inappropriate, internal documents obtained by NPR show.
The House is set to vote on the Equality Act, which would add and expand protections for LGBTQ people in the Civil Rights Act. Here's what it would do and why it's controversial.
The Netflix series about a young single mom and her teenage daughter has drawn comparisons to Gilmore Girls. It's messier than that.
A new study of diversity on the bench reports that judges who worked as prosecutors and corporate attorneys are significantly more likely to rule in favor of employers in workplace disputes.
During the pandemic, the U.S. couldn't import enough gloves. Recently, car makers ran out of semiconductors. So the White House wants to find ways to make more critical items in the United States.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been heavily criticized after last week's winter storm left more than 4 million Texans without power for several days.
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As Children’s Migrant Facility Opens In Texas, We Look At Child Detention Facilities And Process Under Biden| February 24 2021, 9:47 AM
President Joe Biden’s administration has reopened a tent facility to house up to 700 immigrant teenagers after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border unaccompanied by a parent, a sign of growing worries about how children are treated in government custody.
What We Learned About Law Enforcement Preparedness, Communication From Senate Hearing On Capitol Insurrection| February 24 2021, 9:45 AM
Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence.
The Voice In Our Head, The Conversations We Have With Ourselves, And How We Can Harness Our Self-Talk For Good| February 24 2021, 9:20 AM
While it might seem strange on the surface, talking to yourself isn’t that unusual. In fact, most of us have a voice in our head, which can act as both a confidence booster and a mood-killer, depending on the situation.
Researchers have broken into the mysterious world of dreams, a place largely uncharted. We still don’t know much about why we dream. Scientists at Northwestern University and other parts of the world released a new study that shows they were able to communicate with individuals during REM sleep.
DOC AMA: FDA Says Johnson & Johnson Shot Prevents COVID-19, Growing Evidence Vaccines Reduce Transmission And More| February 24 2021, 9:13 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.