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Census Citizenship Question Lawsuits In California Likely To Proceed, Judge Says

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| Dozens of states, cities and other groups are trying to get a question about U.S. citizenship status removed from the 2020 census. Two cases in New York are already heading toward a potential trial.

U.S. Army Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits Seeking Citizenship

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In recent weeks, dozens of military recruits had their enlistment contracts canceled. They had joined the military as part of a program to recruit foreign nationals with critically needed skills.

Death Toll For Indonesian Quake Rises Into The Hundreds

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Damaging aftershocks continue to shake the island of Lombak, which suffered a deadly earthquake on Sunday. Rescue workers are struggling to reach the injured in some remote areas.

Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

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Atlantic writer Franklin Foer says President Trump has "radicalized" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), opening the door for the agency to deport any undocumented immigrant.

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Sons Get 'Certitude' After Receiving Their Missing Father's Korean War Dog Tag

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After decades of ambiguity, "We have certitude," Charles McDaniel Jr., said on Wednesday, adding that he and his brother are "the most fortunate because we're the only ones that have a name now."

California Company Reaches $119.5 Million Settlement Over Massive Gas Leak

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For months, starting in late 2015, a gas leak in Los Angeles spewed methane into the air. The Southern California Gas Company has agreed to reimburse local governments and mitigate the damage.

Federal Court: Border Agent Doesn't Have Immunity In Teen's Killing At Mexican Border

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It would be "bizarre," the majority opinion states, for a border agent to be granted qualified immunity on the grounds that the teenager was not a U.S. citizen.

In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

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Despite 15 years of federal oversight and data collection, the Oakland police department persists in racially-biased policing. Community activists are frustrated that more has not changed.

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Body Of Young Boy Found At New Mexico Compound, Identity Unconfirmed

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Authorities are trying to determine if the remains belong to the Georgia boy they've been searching for since December. They noted Monday marked the abducted child's 4th birthday.