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Tense Days for Business Owners Without Legal Status in U.S.

Tense Days for Business Owners Without Legal Status in U.S.

By Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens | Aug 22
Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing for the possibility she'll have to leave it all behind.

U.S.: 'Zero' Chance of Colorado River Water Shortage in 2018

U.S.: 'Zero' Chance of Colorado River Water Shortage in 2018

By Ken Ritter and Dan Elliott | Aug 20
Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year.

Cuba Struggling to Keep Professionals from Leaving

Cuba Struggling to Keep Professionals from Leaving

By Andrea Rodriguez | Aug 20
Calle Marti is a modest half-mile boulevard split by a simple winding flagstone path that's bracketed by green grass, pine trees and curving blue cement benches.

Nevada Judge Clears Way for Expanded Marijuana Distribution

Nevada Judge Clears Way for Expanded Marijuana Distribution

By Scott Sonner | Aug 19
A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month.

Fugitive Sought for Dumping Radioactive Oilfield Waste

Fugitive Sought for Dumping Radioactive Oilfield Waste

By Matthew Brown | Aug 19
James Kenneth Ward, 55, is considered violent and dangerous and should not be approached, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Investigation Division said in a statement.

Trump's Sanctuary City Threat Triggers Confusion, Changes

Trump's Sanctuary City Threat Triggers Confusion, Changes

By Sophia Tareen | Aug 15
From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold.

Amid Criticism, UK Government Tries to Show Unity on Brexit

Amid Criticism, UK Government Tries to Show Unity on Brexit

By Jill Lawless | Aug 15
The British government tried to fight back Sunday against criticisms that it is divided and unprepared for Brexit, saying it will set out detailed plans for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union

Parents Test School Liability in Bullying and Child Suicide

Parents Test School Liability in Bullying and Child Suicide

By Dan Sewell | Aug 15
The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.

Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

Officer on Fatal Charlottesville Crash: 'Hahahaha Love This'

Aug 14
A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment by an officer who wrote "Hahahaha love this" in response to a story about a car crashing into counter-protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

School Choice Program Raises Questions About Accountability

School Choice Program Raises Questions About Accountability

By Sally Ho | Aug 13
The programs are either another avenue for school choice drawing on the generosity of taxpayers, or a workaround to existing bans on giving public money to religious organizations - in this case schools - with a set-up that's ripe for abuse.

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