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Fifth child dies after arriving at US border from Guatemala since December

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in government custody Monday morning, Customs and Border Protection said. The boy was apprehended and processed near Hidalgo, Texas, on May 13 before being transferred to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station Sunday, the agency said in a statement. He was found unresponsive Monday morning. The cause of death is unknown,…MORE

New legislation would reduce the number of animals killed in government testing

New legislation will be introduced this week that would reduce the number of animals killed by federal agencies after they have been used for government testing. The bill from Reps. Brendan Boyle, D-Pennsylvania, and Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, would require all federal agencies to establish a policy for how and where to retire animals used in…MORE

Supreme Court declines to overturn ban on corporate contributions to candidates

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case that would have given businesses the right to contribute money directly to candidates. The high court, in an unsigned order, declined to consider a challenge to a Massachusetts law barring for-profit corporations from donating to political campaigns. In doing so, the justices kept…MORE

DHS warns of ‘strong concerns’ that Chinese-made drones are stealing data

Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN. The drones are a “potential risk to an organization’s information,” the alert from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…MORE

Don’t fool yourself: No Republicans will line up behind Justin Amash on impeachment

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash’s weekend tweets suggesting that President Donald Trump had committed “impeachable conduct” drew lots of headlines. The reason? Because he was a lone voice in the wilderness. And it’s very, very likely to stay that way. The reason is simple: It’s bad politics for Republicans to break with Trump. Even on…MORE

Michael Bennet links conservation with global warming in new climate plan

Sen. Michael Bennet rolled out his presidential campaign’s climate change plan on Monday, announcing a proposal to significantly increase the protection of public lands, a target of achieving 100% net-zero emissions by no later than 2050 and creating a $1 trillion “climate bank.” The plan thrusts the Colorado Democrat into an ongoing debate inside his…MORE

Harris unveils plan to fine companies that don’t achieve pay equity

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Monday unveiled her plan to close the wage gap by fining companies that fail to ensure they are paying men and women equally. The plan seeks to change where the onus falls in the current system: Instead of requiring employees to come forward to complain about equal pay, companies…MORE