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Memos signed by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, seen at a news conference earlier this month at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, lay out a number of immigration-enforcement measures, such as expedited deportation proceedings for unauthorized immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for up to two years.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:15

Two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, greatly expand the number of immigrants prioritized for removal. The rules do not affect "Dreamers" — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Smoke and flames rise after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping center after it took off from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne, Australia.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:05

The plane crashed into the Direct Factory Outlets mall shortly after takeoff, according to media reports. All passengers are believed to have died in the crash, and nobody inside the mall was injured.

Several new studies show mixed results for men taking testosterone supplements.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:46

Several studies out this week show mixed results for testosterone supplements. They appear to protect bone density and strength and prevent anemia, but there is no effect on memory and cognition.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster looks on as President Trump announces him as his national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:08

McMaster first made his name as a captain in Iraq in 1991. Then, in 2007 he was a key figure in the "surge." Now, 26 years after he first went to Iraq, he'll be seeking a solution in his new post.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:07

For the fourth time in two months, multiple enters received threats in one day. Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have also been vandalized. President Trump called the threats "horrible."

From left: Democrats Keith Ellison, Jamie Harrison, Tom Perez and Pete Buttigieg are competing to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. Donna Brazile has been acting in the role since Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned after a hack of the organization showed it was not providing equal support to candidates in the presidential primary.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:06

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.

People pay respects to the late Russian U.N. ambassador Vitaly Churkin outside Moscow's Foreign Ministry.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:27

An NPR editor who knew Vitaly Churkin in 1990s Moscow remembers him as a fierce defender of his nation's most controversial policies — and a diplomat who made himself accessible to U.S. reporters.

Entertainer David Cassidy has revealed that he is now fighting dementia. He's seen here after singing the national anthem at Boston's Fenway Park in 2009.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:08

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," the former teen idol, 66, says of his condition.

The father, center, and mother of Palestinian Abdul Fatah al-Sharif watch the sentencing hearing of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who killed their son in March of 2016.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:32

Sgt. Elor Azaria's defense team says they'll appeal the decision. Tuesday's sentencing hearing drew demonstrators who support Azaria.

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:29

A day before the International Toy Fair opened in New York, Toys R Us announced it was laying off between 10 and 15 percent of its corporate employees.

Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:00

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.

A border in the Rio Grande culvert divides the Mexican city of Juárez (bottom) and the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas, shown here in 2010.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:46

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

Resources to help parents are typically aimed at moms, not dads.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:00

More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.

Russian U.N. ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaking before the Security Council in March 2016. The veteran diplomat died Monday at the age of 64.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:35

The career diplomat was widely admired by colleagues for his skill, wit and effectiveness representing first the Soviet Union and then Russia.

Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave.
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:10

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

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