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California Sanctuary Law Divides State In Fierce Immigration Debate

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles. California is divided over the state's new sanctuary law, which took effect earlier this year.Chris Carlson/APhide caption

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California Sanctuary Law Divides State In Fierce Immigration Debate

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California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Tam and Sonny Nguyen, Vietnamese-American business owners in the Orange County neighborhood of Little Saigon, say they see a "stark difference" between the generations not just in their politics, but in how they do business.Chris Bentley/Here & Nowhide caption

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If You Have A New York Public Library Card, You Can Now Borrow Ties And Handbags

The New York Public Library's Riverside branch is piloting a program called "Grow Up Work Fashion Library," which lends out ties, briefcases and handbags to those with limited resources.Courtesy of New York Public Libraryhide caption

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Stuck In Traffic? You're Not Alone. New Data Show American Commute Times Are Longer

The average American commute increased to 26.9 minutes in 2017 from 26.6 minutes the year before, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.Drew Angerer/Getty Imageshide caption

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U.S. Navy Sends Ships Out To Sea Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Va., on Monday.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/U.S. Navy via APhide caption

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Navy Ships Head To Sea As Hurricane Florence Threatens Virginia Military Bases

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Michigan Child's Death Puts Spotlight On Clash Between Medicine And Religion

In 34 states and the District of Columbia, there are religious exemptions to child neglect and abuse laws. That means a parent can deny a child medical care for reasons based on religion.John Fedele/Getty Images/Blend Imageshide caption

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How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

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Democrats Eye Texas District After Decades Of Solid Republican Control

GOP Rep. Lamar Smith has held the House seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District since 1987. His retirement has sparked a fierce race for his seat for the first time in decades.Drew Angerer/APhide caption

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Gerrymandering As A Campaign Issue

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Scientists Battle Red Tide That Turned Florida Coast Into Wildlife Killing Field

Hundreds of fish killed by red tide are washed ashore in Sanibel, Fla., this month. The current red tide has stayed along Florida's southwest coast for around 10 months, killing massive amounts of fish as well as sea turtles, manatees and a whale shark swimming in the area.Joe Raedle/Getty Imageshide caption

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Wildlife Suffers Consequences Of South Florida's Worst Red Tide In A Decade

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Former Catholic Priest Says Pennsylvania Bishop Ignored His Reports Of Abuse

Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested as a teenager by a priest, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday.Matt Rourke/APhide caption

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Iran Braces For New U.S. Sanctions To Further Cripple Economy

People walk at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, last month. The strained Iranian economy is bracing for the impact of new U.S. sanctions that went into effect Tuesday.Ebrahim Noroozi/APhide caption

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Grieving Mother Orca Carries Dead Calf For More Than A Week, Over Hundreds Of Miles

A female orca that appears to be grieving has been carrying her dead calf in the water, keeping it afloat since the baby died more than a week ago.Taylor Shedd/Soundwatch, taken under NMFS MMPA permit #21114hide caption

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It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

Morning dew glistens on a tobacco leaf in a field outside Rolesville, N.C. Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop.Allen Breed/APhide caption

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One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

Jimmy Miller is one of thousands of children born out of relationships between American servicemen and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War.Courtesy Jimmy Millerhide caption

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One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

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Advocates Push For Stronger Measures To Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment

Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in the hospitality industry, estimates that the majority of their members who are housekeepers have faced sexual harassment on the job.Imagezoo/Getty Images/Imagezoohide caption

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How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America's Labor Force

An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. A new report finds a link between workforce participation and the prescription rate of opioids in the U.S.Patrick Sison/APhide caption

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