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A look at what protesters in Chile have to say

Oct. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn't be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to contain the unrest and analysts agree the Chilean upheaval is about far more than a fare hike. Some protesters...

Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health system

Oct. 16, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...

Report: Health care in Arizona prisons underfunded

Oct. 4, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A court-appointed expert in a lawsuit challenging the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons says understaffing, inadequate funding and privatization of health care services are significant barriers in improving inmate care. The report released Friday comes as the state has been accused...

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct. 3, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to...

Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids

Oct. 3, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to...