Who houses unaccompanied immigrant children?

Friday, 01 August 2014 05:16
The more than 60,000 unaccompanied children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since last year has overwhelmed the federal government that is obligated to care for them. PlayVideoCBS Evening News Immigrant children crossing border into U.S. to escape violence Homeland Security claims nearly 90,000 illegal immigrant children will be picked up crossing the border into the U.S.
4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins
Friday, 01 August 2014 03:45
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire went into force on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in the 25-day-old Israel-Hamas war, but Gaza officials said the lull was broken after nearly two hours when Israeli tank fire killed at least four Palestinians. The cease-fire, announced by the U.S. and the U.N. hours earlier, took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday after heavy fighting that killed 17 Palestinians…
3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:42
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers. The cease-fire, announced by the U.S. and the U.N. hours earlier, took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" that the lull would bring an end to the Gaza war, now in its fourth week.
U.S. missionaries infected with Ebola to be brought home
Thursday, 31 July 2014 21:39
View gallery.Dr. Kent Brantly (R) carrying in an Ebola patient before he became contaminated with the disease himself. (Courtesy …An Atlanta hospital is preparing to treat one of the two American aid workers stricken with the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. It will be the first time that a patient diagnosed with Ebola will be known to be in the United States. Emory University Hospital said in an email to Yahoo…
U.S. Senate passes $16.3 billion veterans health bill
Thursday, 31 July 2014 21:17
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate late on Thursday overwhelmingly gave final congressional approval to a $16.3 billion plan to ease long healthcare delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department, adding the bulk of the cost to the federal deficit. The 91-3 vote sends the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law just before Congress starts a five-week summer recess. The plan, which contains $10 billion in new emergency…
U.S. Justice Ginsburg hits back at liberals who want her to retire
Thursday, 31 July 2014 20:04
By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a message for liberals who have been saying the 81-year-old should step down while Democratic President Barack Obama is in office so he can appoint her successor: Who are you going to get who will be better than me? Referring to the political polarization in Washington and the unlikelihood that another liberal in her mold could be confirmed by the Senate,…
VA reform bill clears Senate, awaits Obama's signature
Thursday, 31 July 2014 20:02
A bill to reform the beleaguered Veterans Affairs health care system cleared the Senate by a wide bipartisan vote on Thursday evening. The law now heads to President Obama's desk just before lawmakers depart for their August recess. PlayVideoPolitics and Power New legislation aims to fix VA healthcare Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have finally reached a deal to address the issues plaguing Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.
Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding
Thursday, 31 July 2014 19:03
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress on Thursday is set to debate "emergency" border security legislation that lawmakers acknowledge will not be enacted but will enable them to campaign for re-election by arguing they worked to address a humanitarian crisis. Republicans and Democrats have been sparring over President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to respond to the crisis in which tens of thousands of Central American children have tried to enter the…
Ebola-infected aid worker to be moved to Atlanta hospital
Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:37
A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, who was infected while working to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit it has set up in…
Bill, Hillary Clinton blast "despicable" anti-Clinton authors
Thursday, 31 July 2014 16:59
Books bashing the Clintons have been a cottage industry among conservatives since before former President Bill Clinton took office in 1993. The polemics came and went; some of them forged their way up the bestseller charts, but the Clintons rarely bothered to swat at the critics nipping their heels. However, with Hillary Clinton preparing for a potential presidential bid in 2016, and a trio of new anti-Clinton books hitting bookshelves, the most famous family in…

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