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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Joseph Crowley in Major Democratic House Upset

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photo credit: Rex

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her victory party in the Bronx on Tuesday night.David Dee Delgado for The New York Times

Representative Joseph Crowley of New York, once seen as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country.

Mr. Crowley was defeated by a 28-year-old political newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, who had declared it was time for generational, racial and ideological change.

The last time Mr. Crowley, ...

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CT Student DREAMERS Spend Summer Helping Other Students Develop Leadership Skills

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For Eric Cruz Lopez and the other leaders of CT Students for a Dream, the hot and humid days of summer don’t  mean long lazy days, rather it offers them yet another  opportunity to continue their campaign for immigrant rights.

The statewide youth-led immigrant network is keenly aware that for the so-called Dreamers – to rest is to lose ground – especially with  the Trump administration relentlessly conjuring up policies adverse to immigrants such as Cruz Lopez, who was born in Mexico, and others seeking to live in this country, particularly from Latin America.

Cruz Lopez is spending his summer investing in C4D’s ability to have an impact ...

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For First Time, U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees Than Rest Of World

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The number of refugees resettled in the United States decreased more than in any other country in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This represents the first time since the adoption of the 1980 U.S. Refugee Act that the U.S. resettled fewer refugees than the rest of the world.

The U.S. has historically led the world in refugee resettlement. Since 1980, the U.S. has taken in 3 million of the more than 4 million refugees resettled worldwide.

Number of refugees resettled in the U.S. falls below total from the rest of the world for the first time in 2017

But in 2017, the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the country’s lowest total since ...

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