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Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

Updated on  September 21, 2017 at 9:20 am
A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said today. Read More

Protesters march in St. Louis suburb over police shooting

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Protesters took to the streets again today in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge’s recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. Read More

More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said today. Read More

Big U.S. detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm
Washington state today sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should have received the state’s much higher minimum wage. Read More

Suit: Pregnant Illinois officer forced to take unpaid leave

A suburban Chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant, wouldn’t provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly and then forced her to take unpaid leave months before she gave birth. Read More

Iowa Supreme Court hears woman’s $75 speeding ticket case

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn’t speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75 small-claims case. Read More

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump. Read More

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn’s stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. Read More

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm
An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden. Read More

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Read More

White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

A 23-year-old white man arrested today was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated. Read More

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm
Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister’s residence and causing what he called “mind-boggling” devastation today as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Read More

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored rafts in the ocean as resting platforms for walruses after stampedes killed 64 animals on Alaska’s northwest coast. Read More

Trump’s childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. Read More

Violent protests on Georgia Tech campus after student’s death

Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Georgia Tech officials are urging students to stay indoors because of violent protests on campus a day after the death of a student who authorities say was advancing on officers with a knife. Read More