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Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centersEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers.Some people at an encampment in El Paso, Texas, have been forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms.The Trump administration has blamed the worsening crisis on inaction by Congress.The U.S. is seeing a record surge of migrant families coming into the country from Central America.

  • ALBUQUERQUE-POSTAL INVESTIGATION

New Mexico delegates want postal problems addressedALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation want the U.S. Postal Service to implement recommendations prompted by an independent audit of postal facilities serving the state's largest city.U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Deb Haaland wrote a letter this week to Postmaster General Megan J.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a fireworks explosion that critically injured two New Mexico firefighters (all times local):4 p.m.A New Mexico city is cancelling its Fourth of July fireworks show after an explosion critically injured two firefighters while they were moving fireworks for the event.Roswell officials announced Friday there will be a concert and other activities but no fireworks in light of the June 5 accident. The two firefighters remain hospitalized.The city was forced to destroy the remainder of the fireworks for safety reasons.

  • BORDER-MIGRANT COMPLAINTS

Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centersEL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers.Some people at an encampment in El Paso, Texas, have been forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms.The Trump administration has blamed the worsening crisis on inaction by Congress.The U.S. is seeing a record surge of migrant families coming into the country from Central America.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

A number of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are in South Carolina this weekend to make a special pitch to African Americans at the Black Economic Alliance Presidential Candidates Forum. The candidates are addressing a range of issues. But right now, we are going to focus on one sensitive matter of public policy. That is abortion, as a number of states are moving to restrict access to the procedure.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

A number of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are in South Carolina this weekend to make a special pitch to African Americans at the Black Economic Alliance Presidential Candidates Forum. The candidates are addressing a range of issues. But right now, we are going to focus on one sensitive matter of public policy. That is abortion, as a number of states are moving to restrict access to the procedure.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

A number of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are in South Carolina this weekend to make a special pitch to African Americans at the Black Economic Alliance Presidential Candidates Forum. The candidates are addressing a range of issues. But right now, we are going to focus on one sensitive matter of public policy. That is abortion, as a number of states are moving to restrict access to the procedure.

For the second time in recent years, auto workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have narrowly voted against forming a union.

It was the difference of 57 votes.

Preliminary results show that over three days of voting, 776 workers backed the union, but 883 voted it down.

The outcome is seen as the latest blow against organized labor in the South, where union advocates have tried for years to strengthen representation in auto facilities amid a shrinking union membership base and fierce opposition from many top lawmakers in the region.

Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET

Target's cash registers are functioning again after stores nationwide were hobbled by a computer crash.

"After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue, and no guest information was compromised at any time," Target announced. "We appreciate all of our store team members who worked quickly to assist guests and thank everyone involved for their patience."

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