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2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an employee on leave.

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Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may run for the Senate in 2020 against a Republican considered one of the most politically vulnerable incumbents.
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Israel bars entry to outspoken US congresswomen

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 11:06 a.m.

Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would “show great weakness” to allow them in.
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ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.
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Administration takes step to relax trucker drive-time rules

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, winning praise from the trucking industry and drawing scorn from highway safety advocates.
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Monarch symbol of species in crisis as U.S. protections shrink

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Monarchs are in trouble, despite efforts by Moore and countless other volunteers and organizations across the United States to nurture the beloved butterfly. The Trump administration’s new order weakening the Endangered Species Act could well make things worse for the monarch, one of more than 1 million species that are struggling around the globe.
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O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address to the nation” from his hometown of El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting killed 22 people.