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Administration Cuts Education And Legal Services For Unaccompanied Minors

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| The Office of Refugee Resettlement is telling migrant shelters to scale back on activities that are "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety."

Oakland City Council Effectively Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms

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That makes it the second U.S. city to do so – last month, Denver voters approved a ballot initiative that decriminalizes the "magic" mushrooms.

Trump Administration Clamps Down On Travel To Cuba, Bans Cruise Ships

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The changes, which bar "people-to-people" tours, are intended to further squeeze the Cuban economy while keeping U.S. dollars "out of the hands" of the communist government.

New York Is One Step Closer To Becoming First State To Ban Cat Declawing

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Both houses of the state egislature voted on Tuesday — Animal Advocacy Day in the state capital — to make it illegal to perform the controversial procedure.

Do Extended Magazines Facilitate Mass Shootings?

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Virginia Beach is the latest mass shooting involving a weapon equipped with a high-capacity ammunition magazine, which some gun safety groups would like to restrict.

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2020 Census Could Lead To Worst Undercount Of Black, Latinx People In 30 Years

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Public debate over a potential citizenship question and immigration enforcement, combined with the census going online, threatens an accurate head count, according to research by the Urban Institute.

'Genocide' Has Been Committed Against Indigenous Women And Girls, Canadian Panel Says

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A years-long inquiry found that Indigenous communities have been targeted by a pattern of rights violations aimed at eradicating "their existence as Nations, communities, families and individuals."

Laredo, Texas, Now No. 1 U.S. Trade Hub, Braces For Trump's Mexico Tariffs

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Residents, business owners and political leaders in the border city are bracing for President Trump's implementation of a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico that would begin June 10th.

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What We Know About The Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Victims

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Most of the victims were city employees, and many worked as engineers, account clerks or administrative assistants. Suspected gunman DeWayne Craddock was also a longtime municipal employee.