President Barack Obama, right, meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 22, 2016. Nieto, who has said the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's negative attitude toward Mexicans, including saying they bring drugs and crime to America and calling them rapists, has hurt his country's relations with the U.S.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Once more, Obama stands with Mexico on open borders

Jul 23, 2016 at 6:30 am 4

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a response Friday to Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention, during which he pledged to seal the southern border

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Judge blocks Michigan law that kills straight party tickets out of concern for black voters

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:55 am 47

DETROIT (UPI) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Michigan law that bars straight-ticket voting — primarily over the concern that it unfairly impacts black voters in the state. Michigan Gov. Rick

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Philadelphia police union condemns Hillary Clinton

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:50 am 19

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s police union is condemning Hillary Clinton for allowing relatives of people killed by police to speak at the Democratic National Convention without giving equal time to families of fallen officers.

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Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:45 am 11

The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in



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Ft. Worth SD alters transgender policy

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:40 am 4

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas school district that triggered a passionate debate when it announced restroom guidelines for transgender students pledged Wednesday to work more closely with parents on matters affecting LGBT children. Fort

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From Coast-to-Coast, Thousands Line Up for Jobs

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:35 am 2

Between today and November, political incumbents and their challengers will make a lot of promises to disgruntled voters. One of the most often repeated will be that, if elected, the first matter of business

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Chicago: Imagining a world without police

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:55 am 76

Dozens of activists and protesters took to the streets of North Lawndale on Wednesday night to demand city tax money be invested in alternatives to traditional policing. An hour into the evening protest, about

Donald Trump gives acceptance speech during the last night of the Republican Convention. (AP)

Trump: The American people will come first again

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:53 am 15

CLEVELAND — A fiery, focused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump painted a grim picture last night of a nation in chaos, wracked with violence and humiliated in the world, laying blame squarely at the



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Person sues to have gender removed from passports

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:50 am 34

DENVER (AP) — A Navy veteran from Colorado who does not identify as male or female is pushing the U.S. government to allow for a third gender option or get rid of gender designators

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Sheriff Joe: Trump will build the wall, get tough on illegal immigration

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:49 am 3

CLEVELAND (UPI) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a controversial figure in Arizona for his tough treatment of illegal immigrants, addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday and promised that Donald Trump will “build

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Hillary Lies, Cops Die

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:47 am 2

The fascinating thing about Hillary Clinton’s lie that “African-Americans” are disproportionately killed by police is that she continues peddling it after the murders of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, which followed the

Police approach the Driver's cab of a truck, in Nice, France, late Thursday July 14, 2016.  The large truck plowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, killing at least 84 people and sending others fleeing into the sea as it bore down for more than a mile (2 Km)  along the Riviera city's famed waterfront promenade.  The driver was killed by police and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the Thursday night attack. (NADER EL SHAFEI via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Terrorist who attacked Nice had accomplices, planned for months

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:45 am 2

PARIS (AP) — The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing text messages,

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Keeping employers from knowing felony convictions, dangerous, doesn't work

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:35 am 2

Ban-the-box laws meant to prevent employers from reflexively rejecting applicants with criminal records may inadvertently worsen discrimination against black job candidates, a new study found. The findings point to troubling patterns of racial hiring

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Umbrellas

Jul 22, 2016 at 6:30 am 2

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Firefighters forced to remove police flag due to 'extremist' fears

Jul 21, 2016 at 11:55 am 50

A group of firefighters in Riverside County, California wanted to honor police officers killed in Baton Rouge and Dallas. So firefighter Eric Hille decided to display a pro-police flag on one of the fire