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Here's an explanation about why there's a backlog of immigration cases

US immigration courts face major bottlenecks. It's a complex problem, tied to a shortage of judges, underfunding and different enforcement programs in the US used to deter migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border. And on top of all that, data shows that people from Central America and Mexico are less likely to get asylum than others.

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Five American Muslims detained in Pakistan

Five American Muslims have been detained on suspicions of possible involvement in terrorism. Aleem Maqbool, Islamabad correspondent for the BBC, joins the conversation about these five young men whose families recently asked for help in finding them.

Lead in Water Underreported

Congress probes why, after Washington DC's water purification sustem was updated, more than twice as many children had high lead blood levels, but the Centers for Disease Control failed to report the fact.