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Arkansas Liquor Stores Join Churches to Save Dry Counties

bloomberg.com — Arkansas liquor stores have allied with religious leaders to fight statewide legalization of alcohol sales. The stores in wet counties don't want to lose customers. The churches don't want to lose souls. A ballot issue next week asks voters whether to amend their constitution to permit sales of intoxicating liquors in all 75 counties, up from about half.

Critics denounce U.S. Ebola quarantines

theglobeandmail.com — U.S. President Barack Obama's administration is concerned that required quarantines of health workers returning from West Africa to New York and New Jersey may hurt aid efforts and is preparing new directives, a senior administration official said.

Ebola Quarantine Rules Face White House Scrutiny

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama's administration is concerned that required quarantines of health workers returning from West Africa to New York and New Jersey may hurt aid efforts and is preparing new directives, a senior administration official said.

Smuggler-Chasing Texas Sheriffs Want Money Not Guardsmen

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow Texas sheriffs are fuming over Governor Rick Perry 's failure to consult them before dispatching 1,000 National Guardsmen to bolster the border with Mexico. Local officers say they've confronted the daily fallout from a porous border and broken immigration system for decades, while the Guard troops will lack authority to make arrests and are unfamiliar with the terrain.

Child Migrants Entering U.S. Custody Fell by Half in July

bloomberg.com — The surge in unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border eased in July, even as Congress and the White House failed to agree over how to resolve an issue that both Republicans and Democrats call a crisis. The number of youths entering U.S.

Arizona’s Prolonged Lethal Injection Is Fourth This Year

bloomberg.com — Arizona 's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group. Governor Jan Brewer, a 69-year-old Republican, said she ordered corrections officials to review the lethal injection yesterday at the Arizona Prison Complex-Florence, which lasted almost two hours and triggered calls for a moratorium.

Flood of Children at Border Is Overwhelming U.S.

bloomberg.com — In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home. But with tens of thousands of them churning through the system, some just toddlers, the logistics are overwhelming, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its July 28 issue.

Texas Abortions Decline 13% After Filbustered Law Closes Clinics

bloomberg.com — Anti-abortion legislation passed by Texas lawmakers last year that cut the ranks of providers in half resulted in a 13 percent reduction in procedures, according to a report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

Perry’s Guard Surge Follows Record Buildup Along Border

bloomberg.com — The 1,000 Texas National Guard troops Governor Rick Perry will send to the Mexican border will augment almost 10,000 federal agents already there, part of an unprecedented buildup guarding a line with more physical obstacles than ever. Droves of unaccompanied children are flooding the southern U.S.

U.S. Child Migrant Crisis Elicits Answers From Aid to Expulsion

bloomberg.com — What will stem the flood of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border? Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, are proposing legislation to allow U.S. agents to turn back Central American children at the border and provide court hearings for those who don't voluntarily return home.
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Oct 29, 2014

#Ebola quarantine in rural Maine: “She can go walk the woods and never meet a soul for the day." bloom.bg/1rSxkVc

Oct 29, 2014

RT @kseelye: Angus King drops Cutler, backs Michaud against LePage in fast-moving #Maine gov race

Oct 29, 2014

In Fort Kent, Maine, the new center of #Ebola-mania, “You don’t look out for cops; you look for moose.” bloom.bg/1rSxkVc

Oct 27, 2014

In Arkansas, a vote to further erode the shrinking swath of America still clinging to vestiges of #Prohibition: bloom.bg/1FQ6Z3j

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