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South And West Continue Rapid Growth, According To New Population Data

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| The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.

Arizona Prisons Urged To Reverse Ban On 'Chokehold' Book

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State officials view the book as being potentially "detrimental to the safe, secure and orderly operation" of prison facilities. The book looks at how the criminal justice system affects black men.

Border Facility Stops Migrant Intake After 'Flu-Related' Outbreak

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The McAllen, Texas, facility is the same one where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week, and died after he was transferred to another Border Patrol station.

Anita Hill On 2020 Election: We Don't Need 'To Take The Lesser Of Two Evils'

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Hill, who testified against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, accepted a PEN America Courage Award on Tuesday. She spoke to NPR about Joe Biden and the #MeToo movement.

Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections

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Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, leader of a far-right party and Europe's rising populist star, counts President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon as one of his biggest fans.

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Nevada Law Removing Abortion Restrictions Passes State Assembly

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Bucking a national trend toward more restrictions on abortion, the Nevada law relaxes certain abortion requirements. Every Republican voted against the measure.

Tenn. Republican To Resign As House Speaker After Lewd And Sexist Texts

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Tenn. Republican Glen Casada announced he will resign as house speaker after inappropriate and offensive texts leaked weeks ago. He has served in the legislature for nearly 20 years.

Teenager Is Latest Migrant Child To Die In U.S. Custody

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The 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive after a routine welfare check at a facility near the U.S. border with Mexico. He was the fifth migrant child since December to die after being detained.

1st Named Storm Of Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Develop Monday Night

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The low-pressure system is currently a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. It's expected to become a tropical storm well before the official hurricane season starts on June 1.