Photo credit; U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. (Mike Blake/ Reuters)
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Garcia de Rayos was deported after showing up for a routine meeting with a local immigration officer. In past years, officials reviewed her case, then released her. But this time was different because we have a new president. And President Trump signed an executive order in January that expanded the definition of criminal aliens.
In a recent leaked call with France’s president, Trump reportedly went on a tirade about China and NATO. Phone conversations with other countries like Germany, Mexico and Russia have State Department officials concerned about the future of diplomacy.
Climate models show that LA will keep getting hotter. Mayor Garcetti wants to do something about it -- reduce our average temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years. We find out how.
These days, there’s populist anger behind Donald Trump’s election, anger against immigrants and refugees. There’s ISIS and terrorism. If all this seems unprecedented, it isn’t. A new book traces the roots of our current fury.
Pankaj Mishra, Author, "Age of Anger: A History of the Present”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
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California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
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