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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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  • Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children

    Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children
    The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
  • Addressing the border crisis

    Addressing the border crisis
    Tens of thousands of Central American children, some accompanied by adults but most traveling alone, have surged across the U.S.-Mexican border in recent months. The flood has swamped the border security infrastructure as well as the youth housing...
  • Port Hueneme to house hundreds of minors who have crossed border

    Port Hueneme to house hundreds of minors who have crossed border
    At least 180 teenagers from Central America since last week have flooded into a makeshift holding facility at Port Hueneme, with the number expected to triple by next week as immigration officials seek to accommodate a surge of unaccompanied youths making...
  • Advocates for adopted children decry 'private re-homing'

    Advocates for adopted children decry 'private re-homing'
    Child-care advocates asked Congress on Tuesday to do more to protect adopted children — often foreign-born and suffering from behavioral problems — who are being given away to people solicited over the Internet by adoptive parents who no...
  • Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

    Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says
    Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe. A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of “adverse effects” from 11...
  • 'Precious, Not Parents': Spay/neuter young pets for only $20

    'Precious, Not Parents': Spay/neuter young pets for only $20
    It’s bittersweet to see homeless pets adopted from our local shelters because a new wave of unwanted animals is always coming. And puppies and kittens as young as just 4 to 5 MONTHS old are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just...
  • Tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day

    Tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day
    Here are tips on buying and preparing steak for Father's Day. Speak up. Tell the meat cutter or meat counter person what you're looking for. How many people are you feeding? Do you want individual steaks or a big Flintstones-size slab to share? Does...
  • More health insurers line up for 2015 Illinois exchange

    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...
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  • Sincerely yours, the 21 references to religious sincerity in the Hobby Lobby ruling

     
    From Justice Sam Alito's majority opinion: We must decide in these cases whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA), permits the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to demand that three closely held corporations...
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  • The unsinkable Jerry Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- There are those who don't believe politicians can ever enjoy a second life. They're wrong. Just go to Sacramento and check in on Gov. Jerry Brown. He's not only enjoying a second political life, he's survived two, three, four, or...