News, September 23rd

GRAND JUNCTION(AP) – Mesa County authorities say a foster mother told them she lost control when she shook a baby to death because the child would not stop crying. Court documents say 20-year-old Sydney Danielle White told police she did not know how long shook the 11-month-old girl. A judge held White in jail on $100,000 bond after her Friday arrest for suspicion of child abuse resulting in death. Authorities say social services placed the baby with White and her husband in July. The Department of Human Services removed the couple’s two young children from the home after the infant’s death. Police say White told them her 2-year-old son saw her shaking the baby and told her to stop.

DENVER (AP) – Two immigration judges in Denver will begin hearing asylum cases by video from a remote New Mexico deportation center. The Denver judges will assume work that had been done by judges in Arlington, Virginia, also by video. The Justice Department says it makes more sense to have Denver judges hear the cases because they’re in the same time zone as the center in Artesia, New Mexico. A surge of immigrants from Central America has backed up federal courts and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigration attorneys filed a lawsuit last month seeking to block deportations from Artesia, saying immigrants there don’t have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of violence and rape in front of children.

DENVER (AP) – More students in Colorado’s second-largest school district are protesting a proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of an Advanced Placement U.S. history course. Students from at least two high schools walked out of class Tuesday in the second straight day of protests in Jefferson County. Teachers are also upset about the idea, proposed by the school board last week, as well as a plan to tie their raises to evaluations. Teachers at two high schools staged a sickout Friday, cancelling classes there. Students joined teachers in protesting on Friday and on Monday dozens of students at Evergreen High School walked out of class to protest outside the school district’s offices.

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