This year has been a tumultuous one and it has left this country examining its values and what it cherishes most. This year's top stories have revolved around inclusivity and a willingness to explore beyond the usual borders.
President Donald Trump sparked international outrage Thursday over a racist comment in which he said the U.S. should limit immigration from Haiti, El Salvador and African nations in favor of countries with majority white populations.
Lawmakers in coastal states are asking why only Florida is being exempted from a proposal that would open more than a billion acres of water in the Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico to offshore oil and gas drilling.
Despite the international condemnation, several leading Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, praised Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Trump administration has announced it is ending temporary protected status for up to 250,000 Salvadorans under temporary protected status granted after devastating earthquakes. Recipients will now have 18 months to leave the U.S.