US Govt Sued Over Warrantless Laptop, Cellphone Searches

The intrusive searches reached a staggering 25,000 in 2016, up from 5,000 in 2015.

Transportation Security Administration agent Kevin Effan, left, allows a screened passenger to board his American Airlines flight. (AP Photo)

A lawsuit by a legal watchdog was filed Monday against the U.S. government over the surge in warrantless searches of laptops and cellphones of travelers to the U.S., including citizens, which has amounted to more than 5,000 searches in February alone and seems to disproportionately target Muslims and those traveling from Muslim-majority

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Study: American Children Have A 43% Chance Of Being Born Into Poverty

“While food assistance, public health insurance, and other programs have certainly had a mitigating effect on poverty for many families, the fact remains that in the United States young children have close to a one in two chance of living on the brink of poverty.”

A women sits with her son for dinner in their new sparsely furnished apartment, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in New York. After leaving her husband who beat her for years, she and her little boy spent the next three years homeless because she couldn’t afford New York City rents. About one third of American children are now living in poverty. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(REPORT) --- Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty, according to new research from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Using the latest available data from the American Community Survey, NCCP researchers found that in 2015, while 30 percent

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