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Read more about Migrant youth describe desperation to leave large shelters
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Migrant youth describe desperation to leave large shelters

Jun 23, 2021
Read more about Migrant youth describe desperation to leave large shelters
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A 13-year-old Honduran girl who spent two months at the government's largest emergency shelter for migrant children said she was put on suicide watch and was eating only popsicles and juice because the food smelled so foul. At another site, a 17-year-old Salvadoran girl said she had to wear the same clothes and underwear for two weeks and spent most days in bed. At a third facility in Texas, a 16-year-old Honduran boy said he had not met with a case manager for more than three weeks to see whether he could go live with his sister in New Orleans.

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Jun 21, 2021
Less than 100 miles north of New York City, Ulster County is popular destination for weekenders headed to Woodstock or the Catskill Mountains. Though pretty, there are pockets of poverty. The county is working with the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the University of Pennsylvania on a pilot program funded by private donations. One hundred households making less than $46,900 a year in May began receiving a $500 payment each month for a year. Recipients of the money can spend it as they wish, but will be asked to participate in periodic surveys about their physical health, mental health and employment status.
Read more about When it comes to heated divorce, pets aren't people too
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When it comes to heated divorce, pets aren't people too

Jun 22, 2021
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In the eyes of the law, pets are property when it comes to divorce, but new ways of working out custody of the dog, cat or parrot have sprung up with special mediators and “petnups” to avoid courtroom disputes. Alaska, California and Illinois are among states that have enacted laws giving judges leeway to consider the best interests of pets, not unlike what they do for children. A bill is pending in New York state to take the same approach.
Read more about US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo
Read more about US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo

US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo

Jun 22, 2021
Read more about US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo
Read more about US Olympic skateboarding team unveiled, rolling toward Tokyo
The 12 members of the first U.S. Olympic skateboarding team stepped on their boards and skated through a corridor of tall American flags in a joyful pack, headed toward an outdoor stage to meet the world together. It was an appropriate introduction for a bunch of world-class skaters who will represent the best aspects of this American-born sport in Tokyo: No leaders, no followers — and plenty of love and support for the whole crew.
Read more about Senators would stop 'micropolitan' label for 144 US cities
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Senators would stop 'micropolitan' label for 144 US cities

Jun 17, 2021
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Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U.S. cities from losing their designations as "metropolitan areas" as the federal government updates its standards, doubling the minimum number of residents required in a city's urban core to 100,000 people. Sens. John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, and Mark Kelly, a Democrat from Arizona, introduced legislation Tuesday that would stop the Office of Budget and Management from making the change.
Read more about Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests
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Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun 20, 2021
Read more about Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests
Read more about Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives.
Read more about In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture
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In Argentina, pandemic exacts a heavy toll on tango culture

Jun 20, 2021
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In a huge ballroom in a Buenos Aires basement, the tables are stacked. On the orchestra stage, the piano lid is closed near unplugged speakers and billboard images of tango celebrities. The empty, dark dance floor at the Viruta Tango Club is a symbol of the pandemic-induced crisis facing dancers and musicians of an art form known for close physical contact and exchanging partners. Like other venues of its kind, the Viruta club has been closed since March 8, 2020.
Read more about North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation
Read more about North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation

Jun 17, 2021
Read more about North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation
Read more about North Korea's Kim looks much thinner, causing health speculation
The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim's 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles. Has he gained even more weight? Is he struggling for breath after relatively short walks? What about that cane? Why did he miss that important state anniversary? Now, the 37-year-old faces fresh speculation in the South about his health again. But this time, it's because he's noticeably slimmer.
Read more about Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers: the army
Read more about Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers: the army

Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers: the army

Jun 17, 2021
Read more about Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers: the army
Read more about Lebanon's crisis threatens one of its few unifiers: the army
Since the civil war, through wars with Israel, militant bombings and domestic turmoil, Lebanese have considered their military as an anchor for stability, one of the only institutions standing above the country’s divisions. But the military is now threatened by Lebanon’s devastating financial collapse, which the World Bank has said is likely to rank as one of the worst the world has seen in the past 150 years.
Read more about US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian
Read more about US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian

US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian

Jun 16, 2021
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Read more about US Park service sued after gate kills Ugandan humanitarian
The family of a women’s rights activist from Uganda sued the National Park Service this month after she was decapitated last year by a gate at Utah’s Arches National Park. The gate had been left unlatched against federal policy for two weeks before it struck Esther Nakajjigo in June 2020, according to the lawsuit filed in Denver.