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Brianna Lee

Community Coordinator

‘Lost in Detention’ spotlights government’s controversial Secure Communities program

Secure Communities, the federal government’s controversial immigration program, is increasingly coming under fire as the Obama administration plans to expand it nationwide.


Student-loan debt

Will higher education be the next bubble to burst? Here are five things to know about student-loan debt.


Romney solidifies lead in economy-focused GOP debate

Tuesday night’s GOP debate was a relatively polite affair, with candidates targeting Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan and Mitt Romney solidifying his lead over the pack.


Focus on immigration as Supreme Court heads into new term

Immigration promises to be one of the most-watched issues on the Supreme Court’s highly politicized docket this term.


Photo: Thanks, Steve

The Apple co-founder and visionary passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 56, leaving behind a legacy of creativity and inspiration.


UN resolution on Syria fails after double veto

A U.N. resolution threatening sanctions on Syria failed to pass after two vetoes from China and Russia. While European countries and the U.S. express outrage, Turkey plans to press on with sanctions.


The EPA and regulation: Your comments

What’s the best way for the EPA to more effectively regulate the use of toxic chemicals? Our readers argue in favor of earlier chemical testing, changes in tax policy and state-level regulation. Join the discussion.


Parts of Alabama’s controversial immigration law upheld in court

A federal judge blocked some measures in Alabama’s controversial immigration law today, but some say the law has already spurred “unintended consequences” for the state’s economy.


Jobs bill proposes protections against hiring bias for the unemployed

Under President Obama’s jobs bill, job seekers can sue employers for being turned away from jobs solely on the basis of their unemployment status.