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India's Clampdown on Kashmir Threatens Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
Pakistani officials warn Indian military action on the border may derail Taliban–U.S. negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Sanctuary Cities Don't Need to Be Worried About Released Immigrants
As President Trump considers releasing detained immigrants in sanctuary cities, advocates remind residents that the vast majority of detainees have not committed any crime more serious than crossing the border.
National Parks May Receive Congressional Funding for Shutdown Losses
According to an internal email, the National Park Service will be given congressional funding to retroactively pay for operational costs expended during the partial government shutdown.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Makes Bold Promises in His Inaugural Speech
In his first speech as governor of California, Gavin Newsom reiterated all of his ambitious campaign promises.
How Much Do Federal Lands Contribute to Climate Change?
A new report assesses the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to coal, oil, and gas on public lands.
Civil Rights Groups Immediately Sue as Trump Tries to Block Asylum Seekers
Multiple civil rights groups sued the administration on Friday, arguing that a new executive policy violates both United States and international law.
California Has Some of the Country's Strictest Gun-Control Laws. How Could a Mass Shooting Happen There?
A quick look at the regulations and numbers doesn't necessarily suggest the state's laws are useless.
If Proposition 3 Passes, 2018 Could Become California's Highest-Funded Year for Water Projects in Decades
A quick guide to Proposition 3, among the more confusing measures on which Californians will vote on November 6th.
How Louisiana Is Taking Guns Out of Abusers' Hands
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the perpetrator owns a firearm.
California Will Offer Parole for 4,000 'Three-Strike' Prisoners Facing Life Sentences
The latest ruling comes as a success for advocates of criminal justice reform.
Sentencing Minors to Life Without Parole Is Declared Unconstitutional in Washington State
With this ruling, Washington joined 20 other states and the District of Columbia that consider juvenile life without parole unconstitutional
As Some Call for Military Intervention in Venezuela, 10 Latin American Countries Reject Regime Change
Invoking the bloody history of regime change in the region, 10 countries signed a document rejecting military intervention in Venezuela.
Senators Across the Country Weigh in on a Unionization Fight in South Carolina
In their bid to unionize, one relatively small group of Boeing workers in the South has lately drawn some bigger-name supporters.