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Migrant children walk outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. Shelters for migrant children are almost at capacity and the federal government says it will now speed the release of thousands before Christmas. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

In a surprise policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the vetting of sponsors so that more migrant children can be released from custody.

Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

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Migrants, one carrying a child, who plan to turn themselves over to U.S. border agents, walk up the embankment after climbing over a U.S. border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, last week. On Tuesday, members of the Hispanic Caucus called for improved medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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Hispanic Caucus Calls For Investigation Into Migrant Child's Death

After touring the two border facilities where Jakelin Caal was detained before she died, the congressional delegation called for better medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry.

Donald Trump during a January 2016 campaign event awarding a $100,000 check to a veterans charity in Sioux City, Iowa. Trump's use of his personal foundation during the campaign raised legal questions about the foundation's activities. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Foundation To Dissolve Amid N.Y. Attorney General's Investigation

The New York attorney general's office detailed what it called "a shocking pattern of illegality" and said the foundation's decision to shutter was "an important victory for the rule of law."

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Big Beef Prepares For Battle, As Interest Grows In Plant-Based And Lab-Grown Meats

As sales of plant-based substitutes like almond milk rise and cow milk sales decline, the meat industry sees a cautionary tale. With meat alternatives growing, Big Beef takes the fight to regulators.

Big Beef Prepares For Battle, As Interest Grows In Plant-Based And Lab-Grown Meats

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The author's collection of aqua-memorabilia. (Not pictured: The author's many, many Aquaman t-shirts. And the Aquaman tattoo on the authorial left deltoid.) Glen Weldon/Private Collection (literally!) hide caption

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Aquaman, From Super Friend To Surfer Dude: The Bro-Ification Of A Hero

The Sea King has undergone a series of sea changes: once a generic fish-cop, then a widely shared joke, and now, finally, the star of his own blockbuster film, as the ultimate bro.

Aquaman, From Super Friend To Surfer Dude: The Bro-Ification Of A Hero

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Peter Brown was detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement because the agency erroneously identified him as a Jamaican who was here illegally and flagged him for deportation. In fact, Brown was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and has seen Jamaica only once, briefly on a cruise. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

In the Florida Keys, a U.S. citizen is suing the sheriff's office for detaining him on behalf of federal immigration authorities, who mistakenly identified him as an undocumented immigrant.

ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

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Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie (center) speaks to media in February in Parkland, Fla., the day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He is flanked by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel (left) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (right). Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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As Parkland Cases Begin, Duty Of School And Deputy Come Under Scrutiny

The criminal and civil cases related to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are just beginning — and they raise a number of thorny questions about who is responsible for a tragedy.

A woman walks down the main road in the village of Luvungi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2010, Hutu rebels and local militias raped more than 280 women and children as punishment for the villagers' alleged support of the Congolese Defense Forces. Marc Hoffer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nobel Winner Wants To Start Fund For Women Sexually Assaulted In Conflict

Accepting the peace prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege called for a global fund to compensate survivors of sexual violence. He's already laying the groundwork, but challenges loom.

Journalists light candles in Siliguri, India, on May 3, during a vigil for Afghan journalists who were killed in a targeted suicide bombing in Kabul on April 30. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Violence Against Journalists Reached 'Unprecedented Levels' In 2018, Report Finds

Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.

Jennifer Lopez says women are increasingly realizing: "We have worth, and value, and that we deserve everything that we want." Above, Lopez performs during the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, Calif. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

Lopez talks with NPR's Sam Sanders about her decades of superstardom, her work imitating her life, and about being a boundary-breaking Latina in the entertainment industry.

How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

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A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing

A new poll shows more than half of Britons would support holding another Brexit referendum. Prime Minister Theresa May warned a new vote would "do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics."

A 2nd Brexit Referendum Once Seemed Unthinkable. Now Support Is Growing

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