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Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

[OP-ED]: Prevarications On Pot: Nonsense Clouds Common Sense

 04/21/2017 - 12:33
Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto
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Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Marijuana legalization activists Mike Whiter, N.A. Poe and Chris Goldstein, philly.com marijuana columnist and co-instructor of Temple's Marijuana And The News class. LBWPhoto

US strengthens measures against undocumented migrants

 04/12/2017 - 02:39
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Donald Trump administration will send more immigration judges to detention centers on the border with Mexico and greater efforts will be made to punish undocumented migrants who reenter the country after being deported.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:30am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

Families of Mexico’s disappeared still waiting for law to help find loved ones

 03/31/2017 - 05:24
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Draft bill that President Enrique Peña sent to Congress in 2015 has been beset by delays

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:15am
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Trump creates commission to seek solutions to opiate addiction epidemic

 03/30/2017 - 03:09
US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW
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As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump (R) laughs with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (2-R) during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 29 March 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Candidates for AD: they agree on everything except in who is the best

 03/29/2017 - 11:44
The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

The seven Democratic pre-candidates participated in a forum organized by the UPenn School of Law. Everyone agrees with the need to reform the Pennsylvania judicial system.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:15pm
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The forum was held Monday at the University of Pennsylvania UPenn Law School. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

[OP-ED]: In discussing immigration, you might be a racist if ...

 03/27/2017 - 09:35
El presidente del Caucus Legislativo Mexicano Americano (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), habla durante una conferencia de prensa enfrente del Capitolio en Austin, Texas. En un acto celebrado frente a más de trescientas personas congregadas frente al Capitolio estatal texano legisladores estatales y agrupaciones latinas y afroamericanas pidieron hoy a la legislatura texana que no apruebe proyectos de ley que consideran "racistas". EFE
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With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, I don’t know what makes someone a redneck. But, in the immigration debate, I have a pretty good idea of what makes someone a racist.

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The president of the American Mexican Legislative Caucus (MALC), Rafael Anchia (c), speaks during a press conference in front of the Capitol in Austin, Texas. At a rally held in front of more than 300 people gathered outside the state Capitol, Texas state legislators and Latino and African-American groups today called on the Texas legislature not to pass bills they consider "racist." EFE

[OP-ED]: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Cold to Injustice/Hot for Corruption?

 03/24/2017 - 15:41
At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.
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The 50-page federal indictment released recently that charged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams with 23 counts of corrupt misconduct did not reference an egregious injustice committed by Williams that revolved around defiant refusal to acknowledge grievous errors.

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At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.

Coca-growing in Colombia is at an all-time high

 03/24/2017 - 05:57
A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia
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The government hopes that former FARC guerrillas will persuade villagers to switch crops, as rreported in The Economist.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 5:45am
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A cocaine plantation in Colombia. Source: Wikimedia

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