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Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown Immigration
Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government over the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border is taking its toll on already backed-up immigration courts. Read More

Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts Health
Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

The partial government shutdown halted a major challenge to the 2010 health care law among other civil litigation on Friday, as Justice Department lawyers sought the same in a challenge from three Senate Democrats... Read More

Rural Recycling Hit Hard by Shifting Scrap Market Rural
Rural Recycling Hit Hard by Shifting Scrap Market

Big cities have shielded their residents from the impact of China’s decision last year to curtail the solid waste it will accept from other countries. But rural and small-town residents are starting to get squeezed by a change... Read More

Did CIA Director Gina Haspel Run a Black Site at Guantanamo? Cuba
Did CIA Director Gina Haspel Run a Black Site at Guantanamo?

An attorney for the accused architect of the Sept. 11 attacks told a judge in a secret session last year that CIA Director Gina Haspel ran a secret agency outpost at Guantanamo, an apparent reference to a post-9/11 black site... Read More

A Trial on Whether Trump Has the Right to End TPS for Haiti Ends In The News
A Trial on Whether Trump Has the Right to End TPS for Haiti Ends

A federal trial in New York challenging the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for thousands of Haitians, concluded Thursday with internal government emails showing that the... Read More

Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address National Security
Peters Highlights Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Border in Weekly Democratic Address
2019-01-11 22:31:44
by TWN Staff

On Friday, Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Peters, a centrist member of Congress known for his practical approach to problem solving, represents California's 52nd... Read More

China's Liu Said to Visit US on Jan. 30 to 31 for Trade Talks Trade
China's Liu Said to Visit US on Jan. 30 to 31 for Trade Talks

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is set to visit Washington on Jan. 30 and 31 for further trade talks, according to people familiar with the plans, signaling progress in efforts to tamp down the dispute between the U.S. and China. Read More

Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue Education
Judge Rules That LA Teachers' Strike Can Begin on Monday as Negotiations Continue

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday cleared the path for a Los Angeles teachers strike to start Monday. Whether it does, however, will depend on negotiations that resume Friday and could stretch into the weekend. Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health Immigration
Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health

Many migrants released from federal custody are in poor health and have not had access to medical care, according to doctors treating them in San Diego’s emergency shelter. Read More

Amid Chaos Over Trump’s Foreign Policy, Pompeo Heads to Middle East With Some Explaining to Do Foreign Affairs
Amid Chaos Over Trump’s Foreign Policy, Pompeo Heads to Middle East With Some Explaining to Do

For America’s top diplomat, it will be a mission like no other: seeking to build a coalition among U.S. allies against Iran, while also defending a potentially historic disengagement of Washington from the Middle East. Read More

Counting Prison Inmates Differently Could Shift Political Power to Cities Voting
Counting Prison Inmates Differently Could Shift Political Power to Cities

More states plan to count state prisoners as residents of their home communities, rather than residents of the places where they are incarcerated — a change that would shift political power away from conservative rural areas to more liberal cities during ... Read More

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