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Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that nearly 2,000 children had been separated from adults in a six-week period as part of its "zero tolerance" policy. Why is this happening? In short: The Trump administration is cracking down on adult immigrants who cross the border illegally, criminally prosecuting them. Children can't be held in criminal detention, hence the separations.
The news has since come to a boiling point, with the policy drawing more scrutiny, especially with lawmakers showing up at detention centers near the border. Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the policy on Monday.
"We have to do our job. We will not apologize for doing our job," she said. "This administration has a simple message - If you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you."
President Donald Trump pressed Democrats to support Republican efforts to "fix the world's worst immigration rules." He blasted German and European border security, but the problem with that? He was wrong.
The Supreme Court sidestepped a potentially historic ruling Monday that would have blocked states from drawing election maps intended to help one political party dominate the other, aka "gerrymandering."
The justices unanimously found procedural faults with challenges brought by Democratic voters in Wisconsin and Republicans in Maryland.
"This court is not responsible for vindicating generalized partisan preferences," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "The court's constitutionally prescribed role is to vindicate the individual rights of the people appearing before it."
But the issue could come back as soon as the court's next term, if justices decide to consider a challenge to North Carolina's congressional map.
Tuesday is one of the cheesiest days of the year. Sept. 18 is the made-up holiday of National Cheeseburger Day, and restaurants are celebrating with discounts and free burgers.
Controversy swirled up again in Encinitas over a staircase project proposed for Beacon’s Beach. The city has long been looking to replace the iconic Switchback Trail leading to Beacon’s Beach with a concrete staircase but many residents are not embracing the idea.
Stretches of state Route 163 will be closed beginning Monday night and continuing through Friday morning for maintenance work and to reduce the height of the overpass at Friars Road, Caltrans announced.
Temperatures Tuesday are near average, continuing to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts from the afternoon through evening.
The 22-year-old man who was shot by sheriff's deputies near the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was arraigned at his hospital bed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla on Monday.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey.
A U.S. citizen was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego Monday on charges of stealing nearly $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits by concealing his overseas residency for almost a decade.
A male east African black rhino that was once a resident of San Diego Zoo Safari Park has made quite a journey to help promote breeding of the critically endangered black rhino
The San Diego City Council Monday unanimously approved a plan to revitalize the Midway and Pacific Highway communities by adding parkland, pedestrian pathways and increased capacity for housing and making a series of traffic improvements.
Humans are not the only ones being affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Rescuers have been working around the clock to save hundreds of pets from dangerous floodwaters.