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Border bill fails Senate test vote

By STEPHEN GROVES, MARY CLARE JALONICK and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to ...

Mother bear swipes at a hiker in Colorado after cub sighting

By JESSE BEDAYN Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — A mother black bear swiped at a Colorado hiker Tuesday, sending them to the ground where they got scrapes on their arms but were able to finish their walk before getting first aid, according to a statement from Colorado ...

Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans says he’s recovering from a minor stroke

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is in a rehabilitation facility recovering from a minor stroke, and plans to return to voting in Washington in about six weeks. Evans, a Democrat serving his fourth term, said he is having difficulty with one ...

18-year-old student shot near suburban New Orleans high school

HARVEY, La. (AP) — An 18-year-old student was shot and wounded in a parking lot across the street from his high school in a New Orleans suburb Thursday, the final day of classes at the school. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting was reported around noon Thursday near West ...