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Trump May Appoint Immigration Czar

President Donald Trump may appoint an “immigration czar” to coordinate the government’s fractured authority over border security, asylum law, the labor supply, and visas, according to a report by the Associated Press. 

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Obama Administration Refused to Declare Public Health Emergency for Fentanyl

The Washington Post on Wednesday published a searing indictment of the Obama administration for disregarding a plea from health experts to declare a public health emergency for overdoses from fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that was already racking up a body count in 2016 and would go on to kill thousands of people over the next three years.

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Trump Administration Grants Family Planning Funding to Planned Parenthood

The Trump Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will grant 10 Planned Parenthood affiliates taxpayer funding for family planning amid weighing a new rule that would eliminate grants to providers that do not clearly separate family planning services from abortion.

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Planned Parenthood Sues to Keep Access to Young Children in Sex Ed

HHS also noted CDC’s report that, while teen sex and pregnancy rates are at record lows, sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at record highs. Consequently, the agency says sex education “should be centered on science in the promotion of optimal health outcomes.”

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HHS Urged to Investigate Alleged Planned Parenthood Cover-Up of Child Abuse

A coalition of 56 members of Congress is calling upon the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate a pro-life group’s report that details Planned Parenthood’s alleged “decades-long history” of failing to report child abuse on behalf of young girls who schedule abortions at its clinics.

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Actor Patton Oswalt Triggered By Ivanka Trump Cuddling Her Son

Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting a “tone deaf” photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate the children of undocumented migrants from their parents.

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Kamala Harris Demands Catch and Release for ‘Women and Children’

Democratic and female lawmakers are trying to widen the border’s catch and release loopholes by portraying women and children as the most pitiable victims of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. “This administration is clearly decided that they’re going to attack

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