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NPR ARTICLE California is poised to become a so-called “sanctuary state” after its legislature passed a bill Saturday that would establish new protections for people who entered the country illegally and send a clear signal of defiance against the Trump administration’s tough approach to immigration enforcement. The “California Values Act” would forbid …

20-year-old James Fields is suspected of driving his car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, ultimately resulting in the death of a 32-year-old woman. Fields is a supporter of President Donald Trump and the alt-right movement.  Acquaintances and neighbors characterized Fields as a quiet teenager who largely kept …

White nationalists who participated in the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend are being identified on social media, and at least one man has lost his job as a result. Top Dog, a hot-dog restaurant in Berkeley, California, said it fired Cole White on Saturday after he was …

Medicaid, a federal and state program that insures 74 million Americans, faces funding cuts under the Republican health care plan. People with children and parents who depend on Medicaid funding are worried. Business Insider spoke to a pair of moms — with diabetic and autistic children — who’ve become more politically …

THE WASHINGTON POST HAMBURG — German security forces clad in riot gear clashed with protesters on the eve of the Group of 20 summit here, using water cannons and pepper spray to disperse a group with anarchist sympathies that had refused to stand down. The skirmish followed an hour-long standoff on …

PARIS — France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and become carbon neutral 10 years later, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday at a presentation of measures to keep up momentum on the Paris climate agreement. French President Emmanuel Macron wants to press …

Source: News 12 MIAMI – (AP) – President Donald Trump has demanded that Cuba return a woman convicted in the murder of a New Jersey state trooper.Trump made the demand for the return of Joanne Chesimard while announcing changes to Obama-era Cuba policy in Miami Friday. Chesimard was convicted in 1977 in …

Puerto Ricans who voted for US statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday are “claiming our equal rights as American citizens,” Puerto Rico’s governor says. Ninety-seven percent of the votes favored statehood but voter participation was just 23% after opposition parties called for a boycott of what they called a “rigged” …

Article from Hudson Reporter North Bergen police officers held one of their monthly TAPS (Township Alternative Policing Strategy) meetings at the Uptown Library May 16. The department has been holding meetings to allow residents to express concerns and discuss issues with officers in a relaxed environment. Detective William Fleischhauer, Captain …

Article from ABC NEWS A group of graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame turned their backs on their own graduation ceremony in protest of Vice President Mike Pence, who gave their commencement address there on Sunday. The protests, which were organized by a student activist group at Notre …