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Administration To Release Hundreds Of Migrants To South Florida, Local Officials Say

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| Florida officials say they were informed of the migrant release plan by the federal government. They are scrambling to prepare for an influx of asylum-seekers.

Chelsea Manning Sent Back To Jail For Refusing To Testify Before Grand Jury


"Facing jail again, potentially today, doesn't change my stance," the former Army private said prior the hearing. The judge also ordered her to be fined every day she is in custody after 30 days.

Guatemalan Toddler Apprehended At U.S. Border Dies After Weeks In Hospital


The child's mother informed federal agents that her 2 ½-year-old son was sick after they were taken into custody last month on the north bank of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas, U.S. officials say.

Missouri Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 8 Weeks


It's the latest in a series of sweeping abortion restrictions passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures that appear aimed at pushing abortion challenges to the Supreme Court.

PG&E Transmission Lines Caused California's Deadliest Wildfire, State Officials Say


The utility giant had already acknowledged that the fire investigation would likely find its equipment responsible for the Camp Fire in 2018.

U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump


"The birthrate is a barometer of despair," demographer Dowell Myers says. Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born.

American Muslims In Public Life Say They Face Outsized Scrutiny


Many say the storm of criticism around Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first black Muslim woman in Congress, is more about who she is than what she says. Her experience is familiar to other Muslim leaders.

Ex-USC Coach Behind Fake Athletic Profiles In College Admissions Scam, Pleads Guilty


Laura Janke had previously denied taking bribes for writing the phony biographies, but she is now the fourth corrupt coach to plead guilty. She's expected to testify against others in the case.

Tourist Seaplanes Collide In Alaska, Killing At Least 4


The planes both carried tourists from the cruise ship Royal Princess on sightseeing trips. Preliminary reports indicate a mid-air collision, the Coast Guard said.