SAN DIEGO (AP) — The ACLU is suing the federal government to limit the amount of time that people can be held before seeing an immigration judge, saying many are held for months while waiting for an initial appearance. The lawsuit was filed in federal court yesterday on behalf of three Mexicans at a San Diego immigration detention center. The lawsuit comes as President Donald Trump moves to significantly expand border and immigration enforcement.
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a group of gay veterans initially barred from marching in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade says the group has received a letter allowing it to march and is "actively reviewing" it. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organized this year's March 19 parade, has reversed course and say they will now allow the group known as OutVets to march. The Council had been roundly condemned for its earlier decision.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a Seattle synagogue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was vandalized with anti-Semitic Holocaust-denying graffiti. The Seattle Times reports a police officer discovered the spray-painted message this morning on an exterior wall of Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Rabbi Daniel Weiner says the message reads "The Holocaust is fake history." The "s'' characters in the graffiti are dollar signs. Seattle police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police are bracing for more violence between opponents and supporters of ousted President Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), who was stripped of her powers by the Constitutional Court over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into a political turmoil. Police say three people died and dozens were injured in clashes between officers and Park's supporters in Seoul after Friday's ruling.
DETROIT (AP) — Amid continuing cold temperatures, dozens of warming centers are open across Michigan. That's because thousands of people are without power following a big storm this week. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says that at one point close to a third of the state's land area had no access to electricity after high winds knocked out power to more than a million utility customers. Snyder says about 470,000 customers are still in the dark.
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