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'I'm never going to leave you again': Guatemalan mom, American-born daughter reunited after 8 months

"I was sad because my mom wasn't with me," Yeisvi Carrillo said in Spanish. "When it was Christmas, I cried."

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New Caravan of Honduran Migrants Crosses Into Mexico

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people. The cohort crossed into southern Chiapas state before dawn without needing wrist bands that ...

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Migrant caravan: New Honduran group crosses Guatemala

Hundreds of migrants who left Honduras on Tuesday on their way to US have reached Guatemala City. /
A Black doctor and her entire family of MDs are changing the medical marijuana game

At a time when many are striving to decriminalize weed, this family is using marijuana to heal people. The Knoxes are a family of medical doctors, ... /
Pregnant Meghan Markle called ‘fat lady’ and has a royal chuckle

  American-born actress turned royal Meghan Markle took it with a laugh Wednesday when an admirer commented on her beauty but also mentioned her ... /
Mom wants punishment for bully who depicted son as a slave being branded in social media photo

A mother in Springfield, Mo., is telling a local news organization that her son is being racially bullied at school. After seeing a photo on social ...

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When Mom's Paychecks Stop, Kid Starts New Business

When Bella Berrellez learned her mother was furloughed, she looked for ways help the family. Political bickering in Washington means Bella's mom and hundreds of thousands of other U.S. federal employees won't get paid until the dispute is ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border to keep them from surging into the United States. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump said on Twitter. He urged people to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ...

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France Dispatch: As Migrants Risk Crossing the English Channel, French Fishing Boats Pay a Price

A surge in migrants trying to cross the channel has led to a rise in break-ins of the fishing boats in a French port, as smugglers look for more seaworthy options to make the treacherous voyage. /
R. Kelly accuser Lisa Van Allen causes Jada Pinkett Smith to tear up on Red Table Talk

On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series Red Table Talk, she welcomed Lisa Van Allen, one of R. Kelly’s most prominent accusers ...

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Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday. On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter ...

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‘No Pathway’ to Grand Bargain Ending US Government Shutdown

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has all but given up efforts to negotiate a compromise to end the U.S. government shutdown that would fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall in exchange for extending legal protections for thousands of young undocumented ...

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Migrant Teens Released From US Custody; Texas Tent City to Close

The U.S. government has moved out all the migrant teens who were living in a tent city in the Texas desert and is set to close it down, according to the organization running the facility. The temporary shelter became a controversial symbol of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. BCFS, a San Antonio nonprofit running the ... /
Hero mom battles school for ordering son’s dreadlocks be cut ‘I won’t conform to racist policies’

A mom in Texas is fighting against her six-year-old son’s school after learning that he was ordered by administrators to cut his dreadlocks off. —After firestorm Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration, says she stands with his sexual abuse victims— Tiffany Brown blasted Spring Valley Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas for what ... /
Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola

A four-day-old baby is a surprise bright spot in Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak. The post Congo says healthy baby born to mom who recovered from Ebola appeared first on theGrio.

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Bolsonaro Pulls Brazil From U.N. Migration Accord

The decision may signal that Latin America’s largest nation, the destination for thousands of Venezuelan migrants in recent months, may adopt a ... /
Lawsuit against white police officers who fatally shot Black pregnant mom tossed

A Washington state judge dismissed a claim surrounding the 2017 death of Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four who was fatally shot ...

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EU nations reach deal on stranded migrants, Malta announces

Malta reaches a deal with eight other EU countries over 49 migrants stranded at sea.

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Rescued Migrants, at Sea for Weeks, Struggle to Reach a New Life

As Europe takes a harder stance against migrants, the Sea-Watch 3 and its desperate passengers were denied safe harbor for weeks, until an apparent breakthrough.

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Trump's Emergency Threat Explained

As the partial government shutdown stretches into the third week, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider declaring a state of emergency in order to achieve his goal of building a wall along the southern border with Mexico. We take a look at what such a declaration means. Can Trump use emergency powers to build the wall? The short ...

A judge ordered Tijuana's mayor not to badmouth migrants. He's appealing

A Mexican federal court told Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum not to spread negative messages about migrants. He's appealing.

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White House Paints Crisis at Border, Considers Declaring National Emergency 

President Donald Trump is making his case Tuesday to the American public that the country is facing a "humanitarian and national security crisis" at ...

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Pope Francis Appeals to Europe to Show ‘Solidarity’ With Migrants

Francis warned against a resurgence of populist movements and urged compassion for migrants fleeing poverty, violence and natural disasters.

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Trump to Travel to US-Mexico Border Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump is traveling to the U.S.-Mexican border Thursday to get a first-hand look at the country's efforts to thwart illegal ...

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Partial US Government Shutdown Enters 17th Day

The partial U.S. government shutdown entered its 17th day Monday with no end in sight. President Donald Trump is still demanding more than $5 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to thwart illegal immigration before reopening the quarter of the government that has been closed since December 22nd. Trump, however, now is saying he ...

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Pope Francis urges end to migrant boat deadlock

Italy and Malta are refusing to allow two ships carrying 49 migrants in the Mediterranean to land.

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Talks to End US Government Shutdown to Continue Sunday

White House officials and congressional aides will meet again Sunday to continue discussions about how to end the partial government shutdown that has affected hundreds of thousands of federal workers and caused delays and inconvenience for ...

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