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New wave of Cuban immigrants reaches U.S., but through Texas, not Florida

When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren't by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly favored by thousands of Cuban migrants— by land to Texas. The number of Cubans arriving at the southern border increased this year after President...

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Chicago officer charged with murder in shooting death of black teen

A veteran Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times in an on-duty incident on the Southwest Side in October 2014. Officer Jason Van Dyke surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning and is scheduled to appear...