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Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened, and those refugees who reach Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.

In 2008, Russia and Georgia went to war for five days over South Ossetia. The conflict remains unresolved as Russia builds what it calls a new international border between this region and Georgia.

In some ways, the American Civil Liberty Union's new national legal director, David Cole, has spent his entire career preparing for this moment.

In Martin County, the drinking water comes from a river contaminated by sewage and years of coal and gas extraction. Residents hope a new federal focus on infrastructure will help them fix the system.

Immigrants and human rights advocates say federal authorities under President Trump are discouraging asylum requests and turning away immigrants fleeing persecution.

President Trump has been in "sell mode" on the health care bill, and he has invited conservative GOP members of Congress over to the White House bowling alley this week.

People withe pre-existing conditions would still be protected from insurance discrimination under the new House GOP bill, but it remains to be seen how that benefit would be paid for.

Scientists hunting cures for cancer hope to find targeted therapies with fewer side effects. But there's also new evidence that old-style chemo sometimes helps gentler treatments work better.

On Sunday, the selection committee set the field for the annual descent into March Madness. The four No. 1 seeds are defending champion Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga.

Newark, N.J., is among hundreds of "sanctuary cities" where local police don't enforce federal immigration laws. But many residents living here illegally still feel anxious around law enforcement.

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