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New data shows asylum claims spiking at U.S. ports of entry

New data show that more migrants are legally requesting asylum at ports despite Trump's claims that they are a border security issue.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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For minors with life sentences, US sentencing reform brings hope for rehabilitation

When Marshan Allen was a teen in Chicago, he says he faced a tough choice: go to class or help his older brother. The youngest offenders have “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform,” and to require those mandatory sentences without considering features of youth constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, Justice Elena Kagan wrote. Yahoo News – Latest News & ...

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Heaps of old cars, junk and industrial waste leave a hazardous legacy

The problem isn't what gets recycled, it's what gets left behind. It only takes a minute to understand how that affects people's lives.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, family pay tribute to Kirk Douglas on birthday No. 102!

Catherine Zeta-Jones had a birthday message for Kirk Douglas. The “Spartacus” star turned 102 on Sunday, and the actress posted a video tribute.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system

Enlarge / Five of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s 74 combatants. There’s a lot to talk about—and a lot to love. (credit: Nintendo) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t content being merely a “big” video game. Nintendo’s latest mascot-fighter sequel seems determined to wallop you over the head with its enormity, even after establishing itself as an oversized package. It’s not enough ...

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Jamaica resorts covered up sexual assaults, silenced victims for years

Jamaican resorts have silenced sexual assault victims for years with agreements, free trips and cash refunds. But many victims are speaking out now.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Jared Kushner advised Saudi prince on how to 'weather' Khashoggi murder, report says

Jared Kushner has given Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman advice on how to handle the outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, according to The New York Times.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Look who’s ponying up for climate change

One answer may lie in a dramatic shift in private financial institutions to see gold in going green. In a survey released last month of 500 investment officers in five countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan), 63 percent reported that this change has taken place in the past year. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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