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Memos signed by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, seen at a news conference earlier this month at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, lay out a number of immigration-enforcement measures, such as expedited deportation proceedings for unauthorized immigrants who have been in the U.S. illegally for up to two years. Denis Poroy/AP hide caption

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Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Two memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, greatly expand the number of immigrants prioritized for removal. The rules do not affect "Dreamers" — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Of the 25 Best Picture nominees Stacy Smith examined, she found only two examples of an actor over 60 who was essential to the story. The characters appeared in Birdman and Spotlight -- and both were played by Michael Keaton. Atsushi Nishijima/ Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Movie Interviews

In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

A study of the 25 films nominated for Best Picture Oscars over the past three years, found less than 12 percent of the characters were people over the age of 60.

In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

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At approximately 66 years old, Wisdom, the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild, is a mother again at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii. Naomi Blinick/USFWS Volunteer hide caption

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World's 'Oldest Known Wild Bird' Hatches Chick, Again!

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross who is at least 66 years old, has hatched yet another chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii.

From left: Democrats Keith Ellison, Jamie Harrison, Tom Perez and Pete Buttigieg are competing to become the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. Donna Brazile has been acting in the role since Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz resigned after a hack of the organization showed it was not providing equal support to candidates in the presidential primary. Lauren Victoria Burke, J. Scott Applewhite, Molly Riley, Joe Raymond/AP hide caption

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Politics

Who's Who In The Race For DNC Chair — And Their Plans For Democrats To Win Again

Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Germany last week and heads to Mexico this week, amid growing questions about how much influence he has in the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster looks on as President Donald Trump announces him as his national security adviser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge: Iraq

McMaster first made his name as a captain in Iraq in 1991. Then, in 2007, he was a key figure in the "surge." Now, 26 years after he first went to Iraq, he'll be seeking a solution in his new post.

Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities in a massive outpouring of opposition to America's new president, Donald Trump. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

Today's Feminism: Too Much Marketing, Not Enough Reality

It seems that "feminism" in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard facts of gender and racial inequality, writes Amy Alexander.

A World Food Program food distribution site in Bentiu, South Sudan. The U.N. says nearly 5 million people in the country do not have enough food, and in one region people are already dying of starvation. Kate Holt/AP hide caption

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In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

The U.N. says nearly 5 million people do not have enough food, and issued a formal famine declaration for Unity State in the north-central part of the country.

In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

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An airstrike targeting an Islamic State group cash and finance distribution center near Mosul, Iraq, as shown in a video released by the U.S. military. AP hide caption

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New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.

New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

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Adults and children return to St. Louis Jewish Community Center on Jan. 18, in St. Louis, Mo., after canine units cleared the building. According to St. Louis County Police, someone called the front desk claiming a device was inside. Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Targets Jewish Community Centers

For the fourth time in two months, multiple centers received threats in one day. Headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have also been vandalized. President Trump called the threats "horrible."

Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip to this cave. Razis Nasri hide caption

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Goats and Soda

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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A message of "Say no to Trump" is projected on Britain's Houses of Parliament the evening before a Monday parliamentary debate took place on Donald Trump's state visit. Nearly 2 million people signed a petition in support of scrapping or downgrading the invitation. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit

As thousands protested outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

Taylor Hutchinson says having subsidized health care costs has been critical to being able to start a farm with her partner, Jake Mendell. Kathleen Masterson/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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The Salt

Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Vermont Public Radio

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.