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Philadelphia Is Ending A Major Contract With ICE

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| Philadelphia is terminating a long-running contract with federal immigration officials that critics say has been used by agents to target unauthorized immigrants for arrest.

'Democracy For Cambodia Is At Stake' As Country Heads Into Elections


This Sunday's elections have been declared a sham by rights groups and Cambodia's opposition leaders, who've called for a boycott. For longtime leader Hun Sen, they're about cementing his legacy.

Duck Boat Tour's Final Minutes Chronicled in Preliminary NTSB Report


A timeline based on video and audio recovered from the vessel indicate tourists were given safety instructions about 10 minutes before the weather turned. The boat capsized and 17 people died.

Former NY Assembly Speaker Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Corruption


Sheldon Silver was twice found guilty of taking millions in bribes and kickbacks. "I pray I will not die in prison," he wrote to the judge.

Judge To Appoint Special Monitor To Oversee Detention Facilities


The decision comes after immigration lawyers argued that the Trump administration has been holding children and their parents in inhumane conditions.


How To Find Out If 'Women's Empowerment' Programs Really Empower Women


A group of researchers are finding creative ways — through experimental games and scenarios — to quantify how much control women have over their lives.

Trump Is Open To Visiting Russia If Putin Invites Him, White House Says


Long-distance negotiations continue between Moscow and Washington over the next bilateral meeting following the Helsinki summit this month.

Facial Recognition Software Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers As Crime Suspects


The American Civil Liberties Union tested Amazon Rekognition, and found erroneous matches on images of politicians, especially among people of color.

Arson Arrest Made In Fast-Moving Southern California Fire


The Cranston fire has destroyed five homes and forced some 3,200 people to evacuate from Riverside County. The fire spread very rapidly, expanding to 4,700 acres in just a few hours.