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From A Cell To A Home: Ex-Inmates Find Stability With Innovative Program

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| A novel housing program in California links people recently released from long-term prison sentences with hosts willing to rent space in their homes.

Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China


In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question


A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Nursing Home Launches New Investigation After Woman In Vegetative State Gives Birth


A former prosecutor of Maricopa County, Ariz., "will have unfettered access to every facet of [Hacienda Healthcare's] business — including all the records related to this matter," the company said.

Activists Say 40 Detained And 2 Dead In Gay Purge In Chechnya


The "new wave of persecution" began when a social media group administrator's phone contacts were accessed by Chechen authorities, according to the Russian LGBT Network.

Chinese Court Sentences Canadian Man To Death, Escalating Tensions


Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, had appealed a 15-year prison sentence for drug smuggling. Some experts say China is retaliating for the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada.

Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?


Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Child Care: 1 More Way Some Federal Workers Struggle During Shutdown


Many child care centers in federal buildings affected by the partial government shutdown are also shuddered, leaving parents few options when it comes to their kids.


1 Dead And 12 Hospitalized After Mass Drug Overdose In California


Police officers administered CPR after arriving at a home in Chico, California, where the drug overdose occurred. Four people are in critical condition.