House Immigration Bill Seeks to End Family Separation at Border

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A House Republican immigration plan would curb the Trump administration’s widely criticized policy of separating children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S. border, but other provisions may lessen its chances of being enacted. The draft bill being circulated Thursday would provide money for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall and allow provisional legal status […]

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Spinal-Cord Implants to Numb Pain Emerge as Alternative to Pills

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For millions of Americans suffering from debilitating nerve pain, a once-overlooked option has emerged as an alternative to high doses of opioids: implanted medical devices using electricity to counteract pain signals the same way noise-canceling headphones work against sound.  The approach, called neuromodulation, has been a godsend for Linda Landy, who was a 42-year-old runner […]

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Survival Mode Defines Puerto Rico One Month After Maria

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A month after Hurricane Maria leaving for the mainland. At this stage in the recovery from the Category 4 storm, many find the current state of the U.S. commonwealth — home to some 3.4 million American citizens — unthinkable. “I just haven’t seen a situation where people don’t have access to basic services for so […]

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‘We don’t have anything’: landlords demand rent on flooded Houston homes

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Displaced families say they are struggling to pay rent on damaged dwellings, as an acute housing crisis grips south-east Texas after Hurricane Harvey Rocio Fuentes weighed up the cost of getting some new sofas for her new apartment in Pasadena, Texas, and decided the family budget could just about stretch to it. Just one month […]

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Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

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"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical […]

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