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The U.S. House has approved a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The bill passed last night/Tuesday along party lines after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quelled a mini-revolt by progressives and Hispanic lawmakers who sought significant changes to the legislation.

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Behind a thick metal door and down a sterile hallway at a privately-run detention center in rural New Mexico, voices echo from the confines of a small outdoor recreation yard.

Authorities say the body of a child believed to be a 7-year-old girl from India has been found near the Arizona-Mexico border.

They say the body was discovered Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles west of Lukeville. The girl reportedly had been traveling with four other people who were dropped near the international boundary by smugglers.

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A high school football player who was detained for possible deportation just weeks before he was to graduate from a Tucson high school was released from immigration lockup, but his future in the U.S. remains uncertain, federal officials said Wednesday.

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Charges were dismissed against three students involved in a protest of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the University of Arizona that was captured on video.