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California Asks Trump for Housing Vouchers to Aid Homeless

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday asked President Donald Trump to approve more housing vouchers as Trump's administration weighs in on the state's massive homelessness problem. Members of the administration visited Los Angeles last week to view the c...
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When Was the Last Time You Saw a Monarch Butterfly?

GREENBELT, Md. — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from it...
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Border Official Resigns Amid Uproar Over Migrant Children

HOUSTON — The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resigned Tuesday amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in pitiful conditions at one of the agency’s stations in Texas. “Although I will leave it to you to determine w...
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Catholic Bishops Approve New Sex-Abuse Reporting Hotline

BALTIMORE — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church's most tangible steps yet in confronting its sex-abuse crisis. "I can't imagine a bishop ...

Trump Makes New Threat to Send Soldiers to US-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made a new threat Wednesday to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers...