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McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.
US daily newspapers slashed some 1,300 jobs in 2013, extending the steady declines over the past decade, a survey showed Tuesday. The cuts left around 36,700 full-time daily newspaper journalists at nearly 1,400 newspapers in the United States, according to the survey by the American Society of News Editors and the Center for Advanced Social Research. The survey found that racial and ethnic minorities made small gains -- an increase of around 200 jobs to make up 4,900 or 13.34 percent of newsroom jobs last year. The number of jobs peaked in 1990 at 56,900, dropped over the next few years and then rose to nearly that level in 2000, at 56,400, according to the survey.