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Central American immigrant children are being processed at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Nogales, Ariz. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that such children may not file a class action lawsuit arguing for government-provided lawyers in deportation hearings.

Appeals Court Rejects Immigrant Kids Class Action Lawsuit

A federal appeals court in Seattle has ruled that immigrant children under the threat of deportation may not sue the government for legal representation as part of a class action. The ruling is a significant setback for the legal rights of immigrant minors.

Trump Calls NBC News Anchor and Fellow GOP'er Lester Holt 'A Democrat'

It appears that as far as the news media is concerned, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sees Democrats everywhere. Even when they're not.

A woman and children pass riot police during a protest against the president in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Monday.

Protests Against Congo's President Turn Deadly

Dozens of people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country's election commission announced it would postpone the presidential election, and protests turned violent Monday and Tuesday according to Human Rights Watch.

The hulking, shuttered Eastern State Penitentiary, a short walking distance from Philadelphia's downtown, was in many ways the first modern American prison. Almost from its opening in the early 19th century, there were people calling for it, and prisons like it, to be shut down because they felt they were inhumane.

Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them

"If the system was fair, would I be OK with prison? I'm saying that if the system was fair, there would be no prison."

-- Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill

Gloria, 13, of Oaxaca, Mexico, holds a duck at home. Sexually abused by her father, she became a mother at the age of 12.

PHOTOS: A Peephole Into The Lives Of Coal Miners, Teen Moms, City Folk

It's a puzzling image — with a crime story behind it.

Women in colorful saris — hot pink, highlighter yellow, teal and royal blue — snake up a dusty gray quarry, carrying baskets of coal over their heads. It's early in the morning; they're stealing from the mine before officials come in for the day.

The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud.

U.S. Erroneously Grants Citizenship To More Than 850 Immigrants

More than 850 people were accidentally granted U.S. citizenship despite being from countries with a history of immigration fraud or that raised national security concerns.

All 858 people had been previously ordered removed from the country. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General says bad fingerprint records are to blame.

NPR's Brian Naylor reports:

Khalid al-Falih is shown at a conference in Riyadh in January, when he was still chairman of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant, Saudi Aramco. He became the country's oil minister in May. Saudi Arabia has been looking to diversify its holdings, and Aramco is reportedly looking to buy an oil refinery near the port of Houston.

As Saudi Arabia Diversifies, A Texas Oil Refinery May Be In Its Future

Saudi Arabia is such an influential player in the oil industry that any action it takes — or is rumored to take — can sway global markets. So it's not surprising there's a lot of speculation about whether its massive state oil company, Saudi Aramco, is trying to buy a refinery in Texas.

The FBI released this image of Ahmad Khan Rahami during its search for him earlier on Monday.

Bombing Suspect Drew FBI's Attention In 2014 After Domestic Dispute

A domestic dispute in 2014 triggered FBI scrutiny into Ahmad Khan Rahami, who late Tuesday was charged in the Saturday bombings in Manhattan and in New Jersey.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions John Stumpf, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, about the unauthorized opening of customer accounts by Wells Fargo during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday.

'You Should Resign': Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren Grill Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Facing off with the CEO whose massive bank appropriated customers' information to create millions of bogus accounts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had sharp questions Tuesday for Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. She said Stumpf made millions of dollars in the "scam," telling him, "You should resign ... and you should be criminally investigated."

Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients

Many people struggling with opioid addiction can't find a doctor to provide medication-assisted treatment, even though it's highly effective. One reason could be that doctors who are qualified to prescribe the medication typically treat just a handful of patients.

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