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As lawmakers debate how to handle the surge of immigrants crossing the country’s southern border, unaccompanied minors denied asylum face a long road back home.
Because of the backlogged U.S. immigration system, many of those children remain in the country for years—even if deportation is the only option.
According to information obtained by the House Judiciary Committee from U.S. Citizenship and…
Following a twist on age-old fire safety advice, one man stopped, hopped (into his car) and rolled (away).
But he neglected another piece of age-old fire safety advice: don’t go ripping apart gas lines.
A video uploaded to LiveLeak on Wednesday purports to show disaster unfolding at a gas station in Muscat, Oman.
Two individuals on scooters stop to fill up, but as one of them appears to kick…
A European astronaut working at the International Space Station said Wednesday he had captured his “saddest photo yet.”
Alexander Gerest tweeted out the picture to his roughly 82,000 followers, explaining that he “can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza #Israel.”
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its restriction barring U.S. airline flights from entering and leaving Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport late Wednesday night.
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy. — TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.
The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by, witness Carrie…
This is, of course, not the act of superhuman strength and intrepidity that earned him the nation’s gratitude and highest military honor, but it is a clip that’s getting him a second round of media coverage. And, I’m always glad when someone of the caliber of former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts gets as much attention as possible. More on that in a second.
First, though, Pitts’ citation, for…
“This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel. Ben Gurion is the best protected airport in the world and El Al flights have been regularly flying in and out of it safely. The…