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Murrieta, California (CNN) - On a holiday marking the birth of a nation of immigrants, protesters and counter-protesters began a new round of angry demonstrations Friday in a California town that was scheduled to receive new busloads of migrants arrested for entering the country illegally.
The small southern California city of Murrieta, named after a Spaniard whose family set up a sheep ranch there in 1873, is now a national flashpoint in the U.S. immigration crisis: Protesters are denouncing the federal transfer of detained migrants to their town for processing at a local U.S. Border Patrol office.
(CNN) – Iraqi military forces say they have taken back the birthplace of Saddam Hussein from the Islamic militant group ISIS.
Awja is a northern Iraqi city, about 12 miles away from Tikrit and a two-hour drive from Baghdad.
It's a win for the Iraqi government, but ISIS still controls large swaths of the country, and seems to have the momentum.
It raises the question of how seriously the Obama administration is considering escalating its military efforts in Iraq.
CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reports.
(CNN) – Where does the 1990's rank as a decade? Pretty high, according to National Geographic's three-part special "The 90's: The Last Great Decade?"
"There were a lot of good things that happened in the 90's. The economy was expanding, there (was a) push for more rights for people ... there was the expansion of the internet," says writer and journalist David Sirota, a contributor to the series.
(CNN) – Living in the White House on the 4th of July is not a bad way to celebrate your sweet 16.
Malia and Sasha Obama were ten and seven years old, just little kids when they first stole America's attention at the 2008 Democratic Convention.
Michelle Obama even once led a crowd singing happy birthday to young Malia, on the campaign trail.
And since then, quietly, mostly behind the scenes, they have suddenly become young women. They are now a couple of trend-wearing, gum-chewing, selfie-snapping, joke-sharing, occasionally bored-looking teenagers at the White House.
Malia, now sweet 16, is thinking about colleges, getting her learner's driving permit, and generally, looking to avoid her parents and all the trappings of non-normalcy, just like any teenager would.