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For Seventh Consecutive Year Visa Overstays Exceeded Illegal Border Crossings

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| A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.

Gunman Who Fatally Shot Chicago's Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced To 84 Years In Prison


Micheail Ward did not receive a life sentence as Hadiya's mother had asked the court but he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of the 15-year-old girl.

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown


The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work "in exchange only for an IOU." Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

Government Shutdown Leads To A Spike In Canceled Immigration Hearings


The backlog of more than 800,000 immigration cases awaiting hearings, which has grown almost 50 percent under the Trump administration, is forecast to grow even larger.

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Policy In 13 States And D.C.


The policy makes good on Trump's promise to peel back the requirement that employers offer contraception coverage at no cost. The rule is on hold in D.C. and the 13 states that challenged it.

California Jury Agrees To Strip Trademarked Logo From Mongols Biker Club


The motorcycle club, whose members have a history of violence and drug dealing, considers its trademarked logo central to its identity. Federal prosecutors say the logo is linked to criminality.

Florida Governor Replaces Broward Sheriff, Citing 'Incompetence'


"Sheriff [Scott] Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership," Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. Former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony will replacing Israel.

Justice Ginsburg Has No Remaining Signs Of Cancer, Will Return To Supreme Court


After having surgery last month for cancer, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering well and has "no evidence of remaining disease," according to the Supreme Court.

Judge Dismisses Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claim Against Harvey Weinstein


But the federal judge also said the actress could proceed with the defamation part of her lawsuit against the former mega-producer.