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20 States File Lawsuit Against Proposed Flores Rule Change

A coalition of 20 states led by California and Massachusetts on Friday announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration's proposed rule to amend the longstanding court order that limits the detention of migrant minors to 20 days.

School gardens thrive with summer volunteer program

Thanks to a program created through a partnership between the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and the Department of Parks and Recreation, staff members caring for school gardens were joined by a resident from the neighborhood to help keep the plots producing while school was out of session. And in return, her volunteer got a chance to practice her gardening skills and take home some summer produce.

How detention causes long-term harm to children

Detaining children indefinitely, particularly in a place where their basic needs are not met, can cause long-term damage, according to decades of research on early child development. The Trump administration plans to detain immigrant children who enter the U.S. illegally with their families with no deadline for release, ending a long-standing settlement that capped the detention of immigrant children at 20 days. The government says holding children in the facilities is for their own safety and well-being. But child advocates and pediatric health experts are outraged and say these children and their needs are being neglected and whole families left traumatized.

500,000 Kids Could Lose Eligibility for Free School Lunch

More than 500,000 students in low-income families would lose automatic eligibility for free school lunches under the Trump administration's proposed changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Democrats say.

'This is not normal': Hundreds remember 11-year-old Karon Brown, urge end to gun violence

Outside Allen Chapel AME Church, schoolchildren mourning their friend lined up for cupcakes and goody bags filled with candy and decorated with photos of 11-year-old Karon Brown. Inside the sanctuary of the District church, light shone through the stained-glass windows, highlighting the display of green and blue balloons on the altar. Karon's name was spelled out on large blocks.