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Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 01:12 PM EDT

Separated Migrant Families May Get 2nd Shot at Asylum in US

Separated Migrant Families May Get 2nd Shot at Asylum in US

The Trump administration has reached a settlement agreement with lawyers representing migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border that may give the families a second chance to claim asylum in the...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:51 PM EDT

FEMA Funds Moved to ICE; Lawmaker Criticizes Trump Admin.

FEMA Funds Moved to ICE; Lawmaker Criticizes Trump Admin.

The Trump administration is facing criticism for moving nearly $10 million from the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fund border enforcement. FEMA chief Brock Long said the funds...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 03:02 PM EDT

Catholic Bishop Cleared of Misconduct Involving Jail Inmate

Catholic Bishop Cleared of Misconduct Involving Jail Inmate

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indiana was cleared Thursday of suspicions of misconduct involving a former jail inmate he counseled while serving as a Pennsylvania priest in the 1990s.

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 05:57 AM EDT

Cuomo Defeats Nixon in NY Gubernatorial Primary; Hochul Wins

Cuomo Defeats Nixon in NY Gubernatorial Primary; Hochul Wins

Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo,...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 11:26 AM EDT

Trump Denies Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

Trump Denies Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria

President Donald Trump denied the updated death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria in a pair of tweets, just as Hurricane Florence was slated to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast. Close to 3,000 people...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 08:21 AM EDT

San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 06:49 PM EDT

Philadelphia 10-Year Tax Abatement Here to Stay, for Now

Philadelphia 10-Year Tax Abatement Here to Stay, for Now

Last-minute talks delayed the opening day of Philadelphia City Council’s fall session as lawmakers scrambled to find a consensus on the controversial 10-year tax abatement.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 01:14 PM EDT

Pope OKs Sex Harassment Probe of Former Philly-Area Priest

Pope OKs Sex Harassment Probe of Former Philly-Area Priest

The resignation of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield was announced just as the four-member U.S. delegation was sitting down with Francis in his private study in the Apostolic Palace. Among the four was...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 03:24 PM EDT

Pope OKs Probe Into US Bishop Over Sex Harassment Claims

Pope OKs Probe Into US Bishop Over Sex Harassment Claims

A delegation of U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops met Thursday with Pope Francis as a new bombshell dropped in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Pope Francis on Thursday...

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 07:34 PM EDT

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early...

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