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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation’s ongoing immigration crisis during a trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Mexican border since October.

Nathaniel Herz
The apparent use of a police chokehold on New Yorker Eric Garner, who later died, has further strained NYPD relations with the city's minority residents. The incident is a test for new Mayor Bill de Blasio.Harry Bruinius
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was awarded America’s most revered military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his remarkable valor in one of the bloodiest battles of the 13-year war in Afghanistan.Anna Mulrine
The Obama administration's decision to allow energy companies to conduct sonic testing along the East Coast renews the fierce debate pitting protection of marine life against the goal of energy security.Noelle Swan
Vladimir Putin has few options to deflect the wave of outrage from a world that increasingly sees Russia as responsible for separatist malfeasance in eastern Ukraine.Fred Weir
The US says it is 'deeply concerned' over prosecution of young social media activists. But Ethiopia is a key US ally on the Horn of Africa and any censure may remain rhetorical. William Davison
The Netherlands, which holds something of a swing vote in the EU, had argued for caution in sanctioning Russia. But the downing of MH17 killed nearly 200 Dutch citizens – and has hardened attitudes ahead of an EU meeting Tuesday.Sara Miller Llana
The apparent use of a police chokehold on New Yorker Eric Garner, who later died, has further strained NYPD relations with the city's minority residents. The incident is a test for new Mayor Bill de Blasio.Harry Bruinius
BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) announced Monday that Marty Beard will take over as the chief operating officer. Some believe that the acquisition of Mr. Beard could bring a new focus to the struggling BlackBerry.Bryan Cronan
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was awarded America’s most revered military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his remarkable valor in one of the bloodiest battles of the 13-year war in Afghanistan.Anna Mulrine

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