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Defending 'Dreamers.' Immigration advocates demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington in this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo. (CNS photo/Shawn Thew/EPA)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Kevin Clarke
Under current law many so-called Dreamers are technically subject to deportation to home countries.
(Michael O’Loughlin photo)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Chicago experienced a level of gun violence unseen in nearly two decades in 2016.
(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Jan-Albert Hootsen
Social unrest swept across Mexico in early January as protests over a hike in gasoline prices escalated into acts of looting, riots and blockades of highways.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan receives the gavel from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Robert David Sullivan
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Pope Francis receives the "Bun of peace" at the Vatican Dec. 16 from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez. (CNS photo/Vincenzo Pinto, pool via Reuters)
FaithSigns Of the Times
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
In an unexpected diplomatic initiative to consolidate the fragile peace accord in Colombia, Pope Francis on Dec. 14 brought together the country's president, Juan Manuel Santos, and his archrival, former president Senator Álvaro Uribe, a strong opponent of the accord.
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FaithSigns Of the Times
Jim McDermott
We become aware there is a much bigger story at work.