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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.
During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country.
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Hundreds gathered at a vigil Saturday to mourn the loss of the sheriff’s deputy ambushed at a Texas gas station while filling up his patrol car the previous evening, NBC News reported.
The crowd, gathered at the Houston Chevron station where Darren H. Goforth was gunned down, were led in prayer and observed a moment of silence for Goforth and the sheriff’s department.
Many said that they were there to support police. Some said that they were frustrated with what they said was an increased hostility against all police.
His wife, meanwhile, released a statement
Saturday calling her husband her best friend. "There are no words for this," she said.
Saturday, Shannon Miles, 30, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting of Goforth, a 10-year veteran on the force.
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Pope Francis asked the faithful Sunday to work together to prevent crimes against people who are forced to flee their home countries in search of a better life, NBC News reported.
The pontiff made his remarks and urged prayers at St. Peter's Square in Rome three days after the decomposed bodies of 71 refugees were discovered in a truck on a highway in Austria.
Francis prayed for God "to help us to cooperate effectively to prevent these crimes, which offend the entire human family." The pope prayed specifically for the 71 refugees — including four children — found in the truck.
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President Barack Obama heads to Alaska Monday for a historic Arctic tour aimed at drawing attention to climate change, NBC News reported.
The three-day tour will include trips to a receding glacier and to coastal communities where he will talk to villagers about erosion threatening their shoreline and livelihood.
The Arctic trip — the first ever by a sitting U.S. president — comes ahead of a major international summit in Paris at the end of the year, where he will push for a global deal to flight climate change.
Such an agreement, environmental policy experts say, could help secure his legacy as the first U.S. president to address global climate change in a substantive way.
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With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?
That's a question experts haven't yet completely answered, according to TODAY.com. And it's a little complicated because it's not just a health issue – there are probably not enough fish in the sea for everyone to eat seafood all the time.
But, experts say, eating seafood more than twice a week, for most people, can be healthful.
"it's certainly better to eat fish every day than to eat beef every day," says Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition and director of in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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The family of Alison Parker, the TV reporter shot to death during a live report Wednesday morning in Virginia, is asking that people donate to memorial scholarship funds and charities in her name to honor the young journalist.
Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, both journalists at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, both died when police say a disgruntled former employee shot them during a live report about tourism.
A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.
Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed the death hours after the fall in the seventh inning.
Hampton said the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. There was no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin.
Hampton said police don't suspect foul play at this point.
Los Angeles is on track to be America's 2024 Olympic bidder, pending approval by the city council next week, The Associated Press reported.
If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee will announce Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Summer Games. If selected, Los Angeles would be the only city besides London to host the Olympics three times.
Cities have until Sept. 15 to enter the race, according to International Olympic Committee regulations. The IOC will select the host city in 2017. Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany and Budapest, Hungary are already in the running.
An author and neurologist who explored the wonders of the human brain in books like "Awakenings" has died. Dr. Oliver Sacks was 82. Sacks had announced in February that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver. Sack's assistant, Kate Edgar, says he died Sunday at his home in New York City.
Seven people were killed and more than 200 injured in a giant fire that tore through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia Sunday, The Associated Press reported.
Officials said that residents of "various nationalities" were affected by the early morning blaze, which broke out in the basement of the Radium compound in the eastern city of Khobar.
The compound is used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum production in the country, and was the site of a 1996 truck bombing at a dormitory for U.S. Air Force personnel that killed 19 Americans and wounded 372.
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Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Sussex County Democrats' Jamboree in his home state.
The News Journal reports Biden climbed on top of a picnic table Saturday afternoon and spoke for about 10 minutes. He thanked longtime friends and political allies for their support after the death of his son, Beau Biden.
The vice president arrived to a crowd chanting "Joe, Joe, Joe, Joe."
One P.F. Chang's kitchen worker was stabbed to death Saturday, allegedly by another, at the restaurant in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said 53-year-old Jaquan Huston used a knife to stab his 38-year-old coworker at the restaurant, located at the Northhore Mall.
Police responded just after 5:30 p.m. The victim was rushed to Salem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, Blodgett said.
Huston was arrested at his home in Salem. He is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges Monday.
A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
Elinor Dempsey, 54, of Los Osos, California, said she was surfing at Morro Strand State Beach, just north of Morro Bay, around 10 a.m. when a shark swam under her board and chomped on it, leaving an approximately 14-inch wide bite mark.
Dempsey pushed her board toward the shark as she jumped off.
Other surfers who saw the attack warned everyone else to get out of the water. Some of the surfers helped Dempsey reunite with her board, and she got back on it to get to shore.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the "execution-style" shooting of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, authorities announced Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported.
Shannon J. Miles, 30, was arrested for the murder of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, who was pumping gas about 8:30 p.m. Friday when he was shot from behind.
"We haven't been able to exact any details regarding a motive," Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters, calling Goforth's death a "senseless and cowardly act."
In an emotional news conference hours before Miles' arrest was announced, a visibly angry Hickman told reporters that "dangerous rhetoric" against law enforcement had "gotten out of control."
"We've heard black lives matter — all lives matter," he said. "Well, cops' lives matter, too."
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