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Hopelessness continues driving Hondurans to migrate

OMOA, Honduras (AP) — At a converted seaside hotel, more than 200 Honduran migrants stepped off six buses, weary from travelling overnight across Guatemala after being deported by Mexico. ...

US, Japanese leaders issue 1st joint statement mentioning Taiwan in 52 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and visiting Japan Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide Friday (April 16), they issued a joint statement stressing the impo...

Biden to name Asian American-Pacific Islander liaison

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Erika Moritsugu, a Capitol Hill veteran and vice president of a women’s rights advocacy group, as his liaison to the Asian American and Pacific...

Louisiana congresswoman takes office, replacing late husband

Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow was sworn into the House on Wednesday, claiming the seat her late husband was elected to but never filled after dying of COVID-19 in late December, days before taking...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of c...

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is planning a trip to Mexico and Guatemala as she leads the White House’s diplomatic efforts to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern borde...

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. ...

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Black mother said she nearly died after her son was born following an earlier miscarriage and a stillbirth. Another Black mother said that she wasn't told about the dangers of he...

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies sly pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in lin...

Haley says she'll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomin...

Central American nations deploy troops to reduce migration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immi...

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casti...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a too...

Groups pressure Senate to end filibuster as Jim Crow relic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 150 groups are calling on the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, saying it is a Jim Crow-era relic that can be used to block an upcoming voting rights bill and other prioriti...

EXPLAINER: Is the US border with Mexico in crisis?

Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a cris...