Crying migrant girl: What the iconic photo says about press access

  Getty photographer John Moore took a photo that has become the symbol of the immigration debate in America. The image of a Honduran toddler crying while her mother is being searched and detained in McAllen, Texas, has been featured in stories by news organizations, including CNN. USA Today said the photo has “become a national symbol of the heartbreak some families are facing as they enter the U.S.” NPR said the image “breaks through and captures the essence of a story that […]

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Half-naked man violently attacks woman inside Mississippi Target: police

HORN LAKE, Miss. — A woman was left bloodied after witnesses say a man entered a Mississippi Target and beat her with a piece of metal before taking off his pants and underwear in what appears to be a random attack. Michael Jerome German of Memphis is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. Police found him walking in the Horn Lake Target parking lot partially nude and took him into custody […]

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Man impersonating ICE agent forced 15-year-old out of car, seized boy’s cellphone

VENTURA, Calif. – A man on Friday pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer during an encounter with a teenager and police outside a Southern California mall, officials announced. Farad Gharagozlou Bell, a 63-year-old Simi Valley man, confronted a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall on Dec. 2, 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bell was angry that the teen had already sold a guitar he wanted to buy, prosecutors said. The man saw […]

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‘Baby Doe’ graduates from North Carolina high school

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A girl known as “Baby Doe” after she was found abandoned in a North Carolina stairwell is now celebrating her graduation from high school. Angel Thomas is looking forward to a new chapter in her life now that she’s a graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School. “I’m excited. I feel like I’ve worked really hard these past four years,” Thomas said. WGHP began following Thomas’ journey last year when she opened up about her story of […]

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Chaos and unanswered calls as parents try to find separated children

Immigration attorneys say not much has changed for their clients being held in detention centers, despite President Donald Trump signing an executive order to stop separating children from parents illegally crossing the border. Jodi Goodwin, a lawyer from Garlingen, Texas, told CNN on Friday that all 25 of her adult clients have children, but only two have been able to contact their children by phone. However, those parents still don’t know their children’s location, she said. “I’ve had clients that have been […]

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Jog turns into 2-week nightmare after woman accidentally crosses US-Canada border

WHITE ROCK, British Columbia – The border between the US and Canada is the longest in the world, and it’s not always well marked, points out the Bellingham Herald in Washington state. For proof, just ask 19-year-old Cedella Roman, who went out for a jog on the beach in British Columbia, inadvertently crossed into the US, and was held for two weeks by US border authorities, reports the CBC. Roman is a citizen of France and she was in BC visiting her mother […]

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Lowe’s worker makes special delivery to Mississippi boy

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi woman said her 6-year-old son waited two weeks for a new refrigerator to be delivered just so he could build a box fort. When the delivery man from Lowe’s arrived, however, the refrigerator wasn’t packaged in cardboard, to the disappointment of her son, Brandon. But the delivery man, Alejandro Porter, came through. “The kind delivery man from Lowe’s felt so bad, he went out of his way to go back and get him a […]

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DMV employee investigated for ‘shoot them all at the border’ comment on Facebook

A DMV employee is on administrative leave while an investigation is underway for her Facebook comments. Oregon woman Lori McAllen posted a Facebook comment on her solution to U.S.’s border drama saying that immigrants should be gunned down to prevent them from entering the nation. “I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it a day,” the comment said. “It’ll save us hard working AMERICANS billions of dollars on our taxes.” @OregonDOT so Lori McAllen […]

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DMV employee investigated for ‘shoot them all at the border’ comment on Facebook

A DMV employee is on administrative leave while an investigation is underway for her Facebook comments. Oregon woman Lori McAllen posted a Facebook comment on her solution to U.S.’s border drama saying that immigrants should be gunned down to prevent them from entering the nation. “I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it a day,” the comment said. “It’ll save us hard working AMERICANS billions of dollars on our taxes.” @OregonDOT so Lori McAllen […]

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DMV employee investigated for ‘shoot them all at the border’ comment on Facebook

A DMV employee is on administrative leave while an investigation is underway for her Facebook comments. Oregon woman Lori McAllen posted a Facebook comment on her solution to U.S.’s border drama saying that immigrants should be gunned down to prevent them from entering the nation. “I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it a day,” the comment said. “It’ll save us hard working AMERICANS billions of dollars on our taxes.” @OregonDOT so Lori McAllen […]

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