Panel Hears Claims of Unfair Trials for Separated Families

Separating children from their parents at the border can easily be seen as a constitutional issue, a Fifth Circuit judge said Tuesday during a hearing about five children who were separated from their parents “indefinitely” after the parents were charged with misdemeanor offenses for crossing into the U.S. illegally.

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Fair-Trial Concerns Raised in Murder of Iowa Student

A 20-year-old University of Iowa student went for an evening run in her hometown and did not return home. For five weeks the family’s desperate search for Mollie Tibbetts drew national attention, but the story took an ugly turn when Tibbetts’ lifeless body was found hidden in a cornfield and a Mexican immigrant was accused of her murder.

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