Protections for 660,000 immigrants are on the line at the Supreme Court.
The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday on the Trump administration's bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allows them to work in the United States legally.
The program was begun under President Barack Obama. The Trump administration announced in September 2017 that it would end DACA protections, but lower federal courts have stepped in to keep the program alive.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, following surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain, his spokeswoman said.
There were no complications from the surgery and Carter will remain hospitalized for observation, Deanna Congileo said in a statement. Congileo's statement also thanked everyone for the many well-wishes they have received.
Workers from an animal shelter saved some young kangaroos from wildfires burning near Sydney, Australia.
Rapid wildfires continue to sweep through Australia and the Rural Fire Service has urged people to evacuate their homes in Sydney's northern suburbs.
Trump confidant Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said Tuesday.
Rick Gates, who was Donald Trump's deputy campaign chairman and became a key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, appeared on the witness stand in Stone's criminal case in federal court in Washington. Stone is charged with witness tampering and lying to Congress about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks about the damaging material during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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The 3-year-old girl traveled for weeks cradled in her father's arms, as he set out to seek asylum in the United States. Now she won't even look at him.
After being forcibly separated at the border by government officials, sexually abused in U.S. foster care and deported, the once bright and beaming girl arrived back in Honduras withdrawn, anxious and angry, convinced her father abandoned her.
He fears their bond is forever broken.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago.
At a press event broadcast live on state television, Ghani told the nation that the "conditional release" was a very hard decision he felt he had to make in the interest of the Afghan people.
The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a lawsuit proceed against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The justices rejected an appeal Tuesday from Remington Arms that argued a 2005 federal law shields firearms manufacturers from most lawsuits when their products are used in crimes.
The court’s order allows a survivor and relatives of nine victims who died at the Newtown, Connecticut, school in 2012 to pursue their claims.
The lawsuit says the Madison, North Carolina-based company should never have sold a weapon as dangerous as the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle that gunman Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six educators. It also alleges Remington targeted younger, at-risk males in marketing and product placement in violent video games.
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The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia. "If this were public in Ukraine it would be seen as a reversal of our policy," said Catherine Croft, the special adviser for Ukraine at State, who fielded the inquiries from the Ukrainians. Croft's remarks were among the transcripts released Monday from the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
The grandfather of Laurel Griggs on Monday shared a poem the 13-year-old wrote before she died of a massive asthma attack last week, saying the teen was more of a scholar than a performer.
The poem for her friend is titled "Society Is Wrong" and asks deep questions.
"Why do we feel we must meet society’s expectations for us?"
"Why do I feel like I’ll never be smart enough, or kind enough?"
"Why do I feel like in order to be accepted I must skip a meal or suck in my stomach?"
Griggs tells her friend: "Don’t change the way you look, you act, you feel. ... Don’t be someone else even though some days you will feel like you need to be."
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The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report.
The Brennan Center for Justice on Tuesday issued the report, which calls on Congress to establish a framework for federal certification of election vendors. The authors say this could be established as a voluntary program similar to how voting machines are certified, with incentives for state and local election officials to use vendors that have completed the process.
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A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment.
On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or in state courts over the past three years.
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says she will run for the seat in Congress that belonged to her late husband, Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died last month at age 68.
Rockeymoore Cummings posted a link to her campaign website on Twitter late Monday night.
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Bolivia faced its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum Tuesday, while Evo Morales, who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president, fled the country following weeks of violent protests.
Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane late Monday hours after being granted asylum as his supporters and foes fought on the streets of the capital while an opposition leader tearfully laid out a possible path toward new elections in the wake of the president's resignation.
Morales stepped down Sunday following weeks of widespread protests fed by allegations of electoral fraud in the Oct. 20 presidential election that he claimed to have won. Resignations by every other constitutionally designated successor left unclear who would take his place and how.