February 6, 2016

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10 things to know, Wednesday, Jan. 20

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq razed Satellite photos obtained by The AP reveal yet another victim, this one stood for 1400 years, of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical. 2. 20 Read More…

Supreme Court could give Obama last chance on immigration

WASHINGTON — After seven years, 2 million-plus deportations, two executive actions and 720,000 “Dreamers,” the bottom line on President Barack Obama’s immigration record still remains an open question for many immigrants and their advocates. In the end, the Supreme Court may fill in the blank. By agreeing to hear a challenge to Obama’s immigration plan, Read More…

Trump’s comments escalate Republican rhetoric on Muslims

WASHINGTON — Amid fear of terrorism, the Republican candidates for president for months have escalated their rhetoric about the place of Muslims in the United States. A Muslim shouldn’t be president. Muslims fleeing war-torn Syria and Iraq should be barred from the country. Mosques should be placed under surveillance and shut down if people are Read More…

U.S. Muslims respond to Trump

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” immigrants and visitors alike, because of what he describes as hatred among “large segments of the Muslim population” toward Americans. The Associated Press is asking Muslims around the world for their thoughts on his proposal: AYA, Read More…

Growing homelessness spoils Hawaii’s image as paradise

HONOLULU — Two days before the city planned to dismantle her sidewalk home, Kionina Kaneso had no idea where she and her daughter and grandchildren would sleep. A full-time fast-food worker, Kaneso had bad experiences at shelters before and was hesitant to live in another, ending up instead in one of the nation’s largest homeless Read More…

Labor, immigration laws questioned in Middle East after maid loses arm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kasthuri Munirathinam, a 55-year-old mother of four from southern India, was plunged into debt after borrowing money to marry off her daughters. Like many before her, she was recruited through an agency and promised an opportunity to earn 1,000 Saudi riyals ($267) a month by working as a live-in maid Read More…

Hungarian prime minister blasts EU for migrant crisis inaction as Budapest descends into chaos

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for a lacking urgency in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the hundreds dashed into Budapest’s main train station after police stopped blocking its entrance. In a swirl of confusion, the migrants piled into trains at Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 7

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Tightest British election in decades under way Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party are running neck-and-neck, and neither looks able to win a majority of Parliament’s 650 seats. 2. Tornadoes rake Southern plains Read More…

Clinton wades into debate over Obama’s immigration actions

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his executive actions blocking the deportation of millions living illegally in the U.S. go as far as the law allows. But Hillary Clinton says that if she becomes president, she would go even further. Clinton’s aggressive stance reinvigorates the debate over the scope of presidential powers, which has become Read More…

Poll indicates Republicans softening on immigration policy

WASHINGTON — Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for someone who would protect millions of immigrants from deportation, according to a new poll. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that Republicans overwhelmingly want Read More…