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  • Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources

    Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources
    The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel Thursday.
  • Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

    Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home...

    Obama, Republicans in Congress spar over border crisis

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans on Thursday escalated their war of words over the border crisis as lawmakers began considering the White House's $3.7 billion funding request to address the problem. Even before the Senate...

    Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

    Election year a drag on productivity in Senate
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths...

    Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON In a hearing Thursday about campus sexual assault, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX, laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit...