WASHINGTON (AP) — After secretive talks, key senators expressed optimism Wednesday night that they were closing in on a bipartisan agreement to dramatically toughen the border security requirements in immigration legislation that also offers a path to citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.
Headlines for June 19, 2013; Michael Hastings Dies at 33; Fearless Journalist Challenged Power & Exposed Myths of Afghan War; Defiant Turkish Demonstrators "Finding New Ways to Protest" in Face of Relentless State Crackdown; Mass Protests Sweep Brazil in Uproar over Public Services Cuts & High Costs of World Cup, Olympics; Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing the Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke's Grandmother
Headlines for June 18, 2013; A Medical Ethics-free Zone? Guantánamo Doctors Urged to Stop Force-Feeding Hunger-Striking Prisoners; Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes "False" Surveillance Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate
Headlines for June 17, 2013; Iran Elects Moderate President Hassan Rouhani -- Will U.S. Respond by Easing Crippling Sanctions?; As World Awaits U.S. Reaction to NSA Leaks, Movement Emerges to Support Edward Snowden in Hong Kong; Long Before Helping Expose NSA Spying, Journalist Laura Poitras Faced Harassment from U.S. Agents; Turkish Unions Hold National Strike as Protesters Face Worst Crackdown to Date
Headlines for June 14, 2013; Patrick Cockburn on U.S. Plans to Arm Syrian Rebels: Where is the Skepticism About Chemical Weapons?; James Bamford on NSA Secrets, Keith Alexander's Influence & Massive Growth of Surveillance, Cyberwar; Breast Cancer Patients Declare Victory as Supreme Court Bars Patenting of Human Genes
Headlines for June 13, 2013; Juan González: Failures in NYC's New Billion-Dollar 911 System Could Be Costing Lives; Chris Pyle, Whistleblower on Domestic Spying in 70s, Says Be Wary of Attacks on NSA's Critics; A Mexican Migrant's Death Portends Dangers of Harsh "Border Security" in Senate Immigration Bill; As Judge Weighs Legality of NYPD's Stop and Frisk, Justice Dept. Calls for Court-Appointed Monitor
A 7-foot tall statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is more than just a tribute to the man. It's a larger-than-life reminder of the fight over voting rights and statehood for Washington, D.C.
After initial reports that an asylum-seeker would have to be in Iceland for their application to be considered, the AP says Edward Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum.