Congresswomen Detail Grim Conditions at Texas Border Facilities

Democratic freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib said at a committee hearing that conditions at the Texas border facilities they visited earlier this month were grim and need immediate action as Republicans blamed Democratic inaction for creating the crisis.

Senate Democrats propose Act to end family separations at border

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, announced Thursday a Democratic proposal to end family separations at the border and institute minimum safety and health standards for children held in detention centers.

At Mount Vernon, Independence Day celebrated by new citizens too

WASHINGTON – Revolutionary War era soldiers, women in bonnets and aprons and a canon salute over the Potomac River. Each year Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia, holds an Independence Day celebration that welcomes a new year in the nation’s history...

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