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Using GPS to track illegal immigrants

Using GPS to track illegal immigrants

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Immigration and…

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million…

The long-term emotional scars of torture

The long-term emotional scars of torture

At times, waterboarding rendered al-Qaida terror suspect Abu Zubaydah hysterical. But later, a message to CIA headquarters described an interrogator merely lifting his eyebrow and snapping his fingers, leading Zubaydah…

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Immigrant mom lives in church refuge

Nine-year-old Mariana Mendoza had to give up her pink bedroom and bike when her family moved from a two-story rowhouse into a cramped church annex last month. But that’s OK…

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in…

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don’t share the Christian beliefs…

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Backlash feared over killing of New York police officers

Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has…

Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Police on alert nationwide after killing of NYPD officers

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days…

Police killings top stories for 2014

Police killings top stories for 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to…

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and…