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McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A 7-year-old boy and his migrant mother who had been separated have been reunited after she sued in federal court and the Justice Department agreed to release the child. The two were reunited at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland, hours after a Justice Department lawyer told a U.S. District Court judge the child would be released. The two were to travel to Texas, where they will live while her asylum claim is being decided.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days. Campers were lifted out Thursday after a road washed out in a three-day storm cut off the only exit. Severe storms that swept the Rockies and the Midwest this week were in stark contrast to drought that's gripping the Southwest.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The campaign for New Mexico governor is playing out on Capitol Hill, where competing candidates are engaged in the national immigration debate as members of Congress. Republican candidate and Congressman Steve Pearce is at odds with Democratic U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham on proposed immigration reforms. They were on opposite sides of a vote Thursday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The killing this spring of a homeless man who police say was shot by two Albuquerque teens "for fun" has spurred Navajo Nation human rights and civil rights advocates to urge more vigilance in reporting attacks that may be perceived as directly targeting Native Americans. While the case is not being prosecuted as a hate crime, advocates say it still underscores concerns for homeless Native Americans.

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