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  • Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000
    Illinois Lawmakers Demand Child Welfare Officials Better Serve Spanish-Speaking Families - by Duaa Eldeib and Melissa Sanchez Illinois lawmakers and advocates are calling on state child welfare officials to better comply with a federal court order to serve Spanish-speaking families, an issue they say has become more critical amid heightened fear among immigrants of interacting with government agencies. The calls come in response to a ProPublica Illinois investigation last month that found th... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:05:02 +0000
    Trump Cheers as Pakistan Rounds Up the Usual Suspect in Mumbai Case - by Sebastian Rotella As the news broke Wednesday that Pakistani police had arrested the leader of an Islamist militant group blamed for the terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai, India, in 2008, President Donald Trump hailed it as a breakthrough for his tough policy toward Pakistan. “After a ten year search, the so-called ‘mastermind’ of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000
    Deadly Delays in Jail Construction Cost Lives and Dollars Across California - by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica MERCED, Calif. — Last June, Fabian Cardoza headed to the shower in the dilapidated Merced County Main Jail. The 20-year-old had spent a month there awaiting trial on a robbery charge. Two cellmates boxed him in. One pinned Cardoza to the floor. The other slipped a braided bedsheet around his neck and tightened it. It was just past noo... [read more]

  • Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000
    Hate Getting Parking Tickets in Chicago? Here’s How You Can Start Change-Making Conversations About the City’s Ticketing System. - by Derrick Clifton Chicago’s ticketing system hurts everyone in a variety of ways, and the city’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has promised reforms on tickets, fines and fees that saddle motorists with unbearable debt. Our investigative series Driven Into Debt, reported in partnership with WBEZ Chicago, has revealed how the city’s ticketing and debt collection practices disproportionately affect pe... [read more]

  • Published: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
    A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children - by Ginger Thompson The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen, Texas, for close to a month when the team of court-appointed lawyers and doctors showed up one day at the end of June. Taking in the squalor, the stench of unwashed bodies, and the poor health and vacant eyes of the hundreds of children held there, the group m... [read more]

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