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Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration

Apr. 12, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a...

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Apr. 12, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan...

Survey shows effect of outsize of job loss on Utah women

Apr. 11, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly 16% of Utah women have withdrawn in some way from the workplace during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. And when you think about that in terms of the state’s population, said Susan Madsen, founder and director of the Utah Women...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Connecticut looking for sites to house migrant children

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are looking at places in the state to house unaccompanied migrant children who have been arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, including a now-shuttered juvenile detention center that drew criticism over its prison-like...

EXPLAINER: Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?

Apr. 08, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a crisis? Spin and semantics aside, migration to the U.S. from Mexico is...

Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

Apr. 07, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still...

US envoy talks migration with El Salvador, VP calls Mexico

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A U.S. envoy arrived in El Salvador on Wednesday for talks on immigration amid a surge of child migrants on the U.S. border. The U.S. delegation was led by Ricardo Zúñiga, the newly named special envoy for the Northern Triangle...

California elections chief's daughter leads in early voting

Apr. 07, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The daughter of California Secretary of State Shirley Weber was leading Tuesday in a special election to fill Weber's vacant seat in the state Assembly. Dr. Akilah Weber had 52.7% of the early ballot returns. Republican small...