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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas. More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy. In Kansas, the state child welfare agency says an inspection of Topeka group homes shows that children there are "having their needs met."

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Trump administration is getting push back against its call for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border. Advocates say the proposed expansion is a cruel and ineffective bid to deter families from coming to the United States. The proposed expansion comes days after a public outcry moved the administration to cease the practice of separating children from their migrant parents on the border.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas. More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face prosecution. After public outcry, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered that the families be reunited.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech University leaders have condemned racist online comments allegedly posted by several students calling for attacking immigrants and building a border wall. School spokesman Chris Cook said Friday that officials are investigating comments linked to the site "Frat Chat" and trying to identify several students allegedly involved. The Texas Tech Interfraternity Council issued a statement saying the group appointed a new president following the "reprehensible language" posted Thursday.

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