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Nation Jul 29Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed warship
The fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard marked the maritime branch's worst warship blaze outside of combat in recent memory. The amphibious assault ship burned for more than four days. Estimates to replace it ran up to $4 billion.
Politics Jun 14Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kids
A federal volunteer at a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children says panic attacks would occur often after some of the children were taken away to be reunited with their families, dashing the hopes of those left behind.
Politics Jun 04U.S. taps groups to pick asylum-seekers to allow into country
The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country.
Politics May 04Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash
President Joe Biden formally raised the nation's cap on refugee admissions to 62,500 this year, weeks after facing bipartisan blowback for his delay in replacing the record-low ceiling set by former President Donald Trump.
Politics Apr 20Biden considers protections for climate refugees
The idea faces monumental challenges, including how to define a climate refugee when natural disasters, drought and violence are often intertwined in regions people are fleeing, such as Central America.
Politics Feb 25Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to U.S.
Biden said keeping out immigrant labor was hurting the U.S. economy, not protecting it. The order was blocking tens of thousands of people, including the relatives of U.S. permanent residents, immigrant employees and visa lottery winners.
Nation Feb 19U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico
The Biden administration is moving to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades by releasing a group of asylum-seekers into the U.S. It ends their long wait in Mexico.
World Dec 28Aid groups aim to bring health care to migrants on way to U.S.
A humanitarian organization led by U.S. military veterans has treated thousands of migrants over the past year at two clinics in a Mexican town across the border from Texas.
Politics Nov 07California Republican Darrell Issa headed back to Congress
Former California Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa was victorious Saturday in his race to return to Congress where he once headed the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and launched investigations of the Obama administration.
World Oct 01Trump administration plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to record low
In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, the Trump administration said it intended to admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021.