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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... official has defended the White House's handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television's Meet the Press that officials have ... that US President Barack Obama's administration was also intensifying efforts to discourage migrants, including thousands of unaccompanied children, from making the overland journey ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Children at centre stage of emotional US gun debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:44pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... to the White House on Wednesday, Fritz and three other children in their Sunday best sat on stage as Obama read out parts of their letters to illustrate why he wants to tighten gun laws. The children’s’ presence at Obama’s announcement aimed to keep kids at the heart of the often emotional battle over gun control, which reignited with the murder of 20 first-graders in Newtown, ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Hamptons holiday homes see rise in sales

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by Bloomberg

    ... children can enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking and fishing. "I hate to say that I think we got a bit lucky, but that's how I feel," said Folise, who completed the purchase in early ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... American immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children, crossing into the US from Mexico. The money would increase detention and court capacity to speed up decisions, while expanding law ... for president in 2016, has sparred with Obama over Central American migrants entering the US at the south Texas border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were held at the US-Mexico border from ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... and Central America Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the US border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials ... liberties organisations filed a lawsuit in Seattle against the Obama administration, arguing that the federal government is failing to provide the migrant children with legal representation. ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Girl, two, who slipped away from family barbecue found dead in New York lake

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:38pm by AP

    ... and devoted to their four children, Zada Bacoj, the superintendent of their Brooklyn apartment building, told the Daily News. Ruhshona was "a little angel," Bacoj said. "What bigger ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fat camps offer 'pawlates' and 'doga' to help overweight pets slim down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... Ward said. More than 80 per cent of owners give dogs two or more snacks a day. He compared the rising problem to the same trend in youngsters. "Children and cats and dogs don't feed themselves," Ward said. "We treat our pets like children." Morris Animal Inn charges US$59 a day or US$249 for five days with all the amenities. It has offered two or three camps a year since ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Martin Luther King’s children fight over his Bible, Nobel Peace Prize medal

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 08:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Atlanta Daughter Bernice claims her brothers want to sell Martin Luther King's items King siblings fight over Bible, peace prize medal A generation after the Reverend Martin Luther King's death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents of Elliot Rodger's stabbing victims share their frustrations

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:30am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... their victims. It may be too late for our kids, but I don't want it to be too late for other... children Henry Hong, father of victim "It may be too late for our kids, but I don't want it to be too late for other American children," said Henry Hong, the father of Cheng Yuan "James" Hong. "The system is clearly broken. It should have protected our sons, who were so ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Wind blows bouncy castle across field in Colorado

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:23am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Bouncy castle fun turns perilous Two children were carried about 100 metres when a gust of wind tore a bouncy castle from its air compressor and blew ... children were trapped inside the bouncy castle. Both were slightly injured. It was the second recent high-profile accident involving a bouncy castle. Last month in South Glens Fall, New York, two ...




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