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In Texas, Birthright Citizenship Already Entangled in Legal Battle

As 2016 presidential candidates spar over birthright citizenship, Texas has been embroiled in a battle over the claim to American citizenship of U.S.-born children of immigrants.

As NBC News Latino reported in May, a civil lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Au

Chris Christie Wants To Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Saturday revealed a plan to curb unauthorized immigration: track anyone who enters the country from the time they receive their visa, like a FedEx package.

At a New Hampshire town hall, the presidential hopeful lamented that 40 percen

Mike Huckabee Shifts Stance On Birthright Citizenship


He says he's now open to changing the 14th Amendment.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday that he is open to changing the United States' birthright citizenship policy, marking a reversal from his past remarks on the issue.ring an erviewonservative

Jorge Ramos Equates Donald Trump To A Dictator

Jorge Ramos and Donald Trump.

"I’ve been in journalism for 30 years and never been ejected from a news conference. Those are things you see in dictatorships, not in America." Univision anchor Jorge Ramos slammed businessman Donald Trump Wednesday for ejecting him from a news conference when Ramos tried

Police: Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent

A Louisiana trooper died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.

Authorities plan to charge the man accused of killing Senior T

In Texas, Birthright Citizenship Already Entangled in Legal Battle

In Texas, Birthright Citizenship Already Entangled in Legal Battle

As 2016 presidential candidates spar over birthright citizenship, Texas has been embroiled in a battle over the claim to American citizenship of U.S.-born children of immigrants. As NBC News Latino reported in May, a civil lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Austin over the state's denial of birth certificates to U.S. citizen children on the border whose parents can't provide required identification. Six U.S.-born children and their Mexican citizen mothers who lack legal status were...

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Chris Christie Wants To Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

Chris Christie Wants To Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Saturday revealed a plan to curb unauthorized immigration: track anyone who enters the country from the time they receive their visa, like a FedEx package. At a New Hampshire town hall, the presidential hopeful lamented that 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States entered on legal visas that they had overstayed. "So here's what I'm gonna do if I'm president. I'm gonna ask Fred Smith, the founder of...

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Mike Huckabee Shifts Stance On Birthright Citizenship

Mike Huckabee Shifts Stance On Birthright Citizenship

He says he's now open to changing the 14th Amendment. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday that he is open to changing the United States' birthright citizenship policy, marking a reversal from his past remarks on the issue. During an interview, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the Republican presidential hopeful about the current debate over the 14th Amendment, which grants American citizenship to any individual born on U.S. soil.  "Yesterday, Marco Rubio said he wouldn't support a law to abrogate...

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Jorge Ramos Equates Donald Trump To A Dictator

Jorge Ramos Equates Donald Trump To A Dictator

"I’ve been in journalism for 30 years and never been ejected from a news conference. Those are things you see in dictatorships, not in America." Univision anchor Jorge Ramos slammed businessman Donald Trump Wednesday for ejecting him from a news conference when Ramos tried to ask Trump about his immigration proposals. “He tried to silence me, and in this country you cannot do that,” Ramos told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “I'm a U.S. citizen, I'm an...

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Police: Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

Police: Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent A Louisiana trooper died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said. Authorities plan to charge the man accused of killing Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, with first-degree murder. Vincent had been trying to help a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch, Col. Mike Edmonson said. "Tragically these...

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Views You Can Use: Bush, Unanchored?

Views You Can Use: Bush, Unanchored?

Standing by it. Jeb Bush, like Donald Trump, defended his use of the term 'anchor babies,' considered offensive by many.  Jeb Bush is not apologizing. The former Florida governor on Thursday pushed back against reporters who suggested his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants is offensive to Hispanics. "Do you have a better term? You give me a better term and I'll use it," he testily told a reporter...

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20 Things Every First-Generation Latino College Student Should Know

20 Things Every First-Generation Latino College Student Should Know

"Lift as you climb. You may be the first in your family but make sure you are not the last." For many first-generation Latino college students, getting into school is only half the battle. Sticking it out and graduating is a whole other story. While Latinos have made big gains in college enrollment, they are less likely than their white peers to be enrolled in college full time, and are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree. The...

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Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

The race for control of the Senate is already underway -- and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors.  In nine key Senate races, outside groups have already spent at least $12.5 million on advertising and grassroots communications targeting both already announced and potential candidates. Nonprofit groups that are not required to disclose their donors are responsible for $11.2 million of that spending. These totals are reached through a combination of...

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Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay…

01-09-2015

Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses

Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex... Read more

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve '…

01-09-2015

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the... Read more

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-se…

01-09-2015

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

Kim Davis invokes her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.... Read more

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect…

01-09-2015

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok... Read more

This senator is the GOP's anti-Trump

01-09-2015

This senator is the GOP's anti-Trump

Jeff Flake still believes politics is "a noble profession" — a view that makes him an anomaly in 2015... Read more

Mexico News

Macromural de Palmitas: pintura vs viole…

01-09-2015

Macromural de Palmitas: pintura vs violencia

(CNNMxico) — Los niños en Palmitas son los más felices. Acostumbrados al gris del cemento que dominaba su vista, hoy viven entre decenas de colores y están llamados a mañana... Read more

Javier Duarte acusa linchamiento por cas…

31-08-2015

Javier Duarte acusa linchamiento por caso Narvarte

(CNNMxico) — En el caso de la colonia Narvarte donde fueron asesinadas cuatro mujeres y un periodista en julio pasado, hubo un linchamiento público en contra del gobernador de Veracruz,... Read more

PAN y PRD negocian alianza en la reforma…

31-08-2015

PAN y PRD negocian alianza en la reforma fiscal

CIUDAD DE MXICO (CNNMxico) —... Read more

Entertainment

Toddler's Impassioned Renditio…

01-09-2015

A toddler's viral rendition of "Do You Hear The People Sing?" is earning accolades from parents, "Les Misérables" fanatics and even Broadway stars. ...

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Dick Cheney Does Not Endorse D…

01-09-2015

Dick Cheney doesn't endorse reality-TV-caricature-turned-presidential-candidate Donald Trump...

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This Proves Joffrey Was The He…

01-09-2015

Anyone who must say, "I am the king," is no true king, but that doesn't mean they're not a hero....

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The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicki…

01-09-2015

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off with Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves. At the Festival de Cannes...

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Sports News

AP source: Fred Jackson traveling to mee…

01-09-2015

AP source: Fred Jackson traveling to meet Seahawks (Yahoo Sports)

After being released by the Buffalo Bills, running Fred Jackson is looking for an opportunity to reunite with former teammate... Read more

Dodgers beat Giants 5-4 in 14 innings on…

01-09-2015

Dodgers beat Giants 5-4 in 14 innings on Gonzalez's single (Yahoo Sports)

A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the... Read more

Keuchel's solid start helps Astros over …

31-08-2015

Keuchel's solid start helps Astros over Mariners 8-3 (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League's... Read more

Salazar fans 10, Indians beat Jays 4-2 (…

31-08-2015

Salazar fans 10, Indians beat Jays 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO (AP) -- Jerry Sands singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Danny Salazar struck out 10 and... Read more

Latin America News

Fire in Venezuelan prison kills 17

01-09-2015

Seventeen people have been killed and another 11 injured in a fire at a prison in Venezuela.... Read more

Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found

31-08-2015

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The family fed up of being called 'wolve…

31-08-2015

Image caption Jesus Aceves (left) and other members of his family Jesus Aceves was born with a rare condition that means he has thick hair... Read more

Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run

30-08-2015

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VIDEO: Deadly storm devastation in Domin…

30-08-2015

The prime minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica says that his country has been set back 20 years by tropical storm Erika.... Read more

Political News

Clinton confidant called Boehner 'lazy,'…

01-09-2015

Clinton confidant called Boehner 'lazy,' 'alcoholic' in email

Speaker of the House John Boehner holds a news conference on Capitol Hill on July 9, 2015. (Photo: Michael Reynolds, European Pressphoto Agency) WASHINGTON — As John Boehner was about... Read more

Bush says Trump 'is not the conservative…

01-09-2015

Bush says Trump 'is not the conservative he claims to be'

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. (AP)... Read more

White House weighs in on Kanye 2020 camp…

01-09-2015

White House weighs in on Kanye 2020 campaign

Kanye West performs at the Youth Ball during the first inauguration of President Obama. (H. Darr Beiser/USA TODAY)... Read more

2016 USA TODAY/Facebook Candidate Barome…

01-09-2015

2016 USA TODAY/Facebook Candidate Barometer

USA TODAY and Facebook have partnered to map conversation about the presidential candidates. This interactive displays total Facebook activity (likes, shares, mentions) for each candidate each week, showing who is... Read more

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