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- A database the Trump administration said would help track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children.
- Trump signed an executive order designed to curtail Washington, D.C.'s overreach in education, but federal law already gives the Education secretary that power.
The University of California is alleging that it’s uncovered a scheme that targeted hundreds of students through its student healthcare plan and cost UC almost $12 million.
In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, UC said the scheme used information from more than 500 students enrolled in its system-wide Student Health Insurance Plan that allowed doctors to write fraudulent medical prescriptions.