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Reports: Jeffrey Epstein Arrested On Sex Trafficking Charges

| The multimillionaire financier was arrested Saturday in the New York area and charged with sex trafficking relating to allegations from the early 2000s, multiple media outlets report.

Suspected Gas Explosion Injures At Least 20 People In South Florida Shopping Center


No fatalities have been reported in the immediate aftermath of the explosion, which occurred Saturday at the Fountains shopping complex in Plantation, Fla.

Judge To Review Claims Of Census Citizenship Question's 'Discriminatory' Origins


While the Justice Department continues exploring possible ways to add a question about citizenship to the census forms, a federal judge in Maryland is moving ahead with reopening two cases against it.

'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.


Aden Batar directs a refugee resettlement program in Utah. It is the same organization that helped resettle his family 25 years ago, when they fled a harrowing civil war in Somalia.


Woman Accused Of Turning In Husband's Guns To The Police Will Face Misdemeanor Charge


Courtney Irby had taken her husband's guns from his home, and given them to police. At the time he was under arrest for allegedly ramming her car with his.

DOJ Still Looking To Add Census Citizenship Question, Official Tells Court


Amid tweets by President Trump that he still wants the 2020 census to ask about citizenship, an official says the Justice Department has been told to find a way to make that happen.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Policy Ordering Indefinite Detention For Asylum-Seekers


U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said it is unconstitutional to keep credible asylum-seekers in custody indefinitely as they await immigration proceedings, reversing a Trump administration order.

DHS Inspector General Finds 'Dangerous Overcrowding' in Border Patrol Facilities


The inspector general's office visited Customs and Border Protection sites across the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. They found migrants penned in overcrowded Border Patrol facilities.

After 6-Year Battle, Florida Couple Wins The Right To Plant Veggies In Front Yard


A 2013 zoning ordinance threatened Hermine Ricketts with a $50 fine each day for the garden she had tended for years. So she pulled it up — and got a lawyer.