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Shadow of patrolmen along slated wall at US border.

As hundreds more asylum-seekers are sent back to Mexico, rights groups say US policy is illegal


As of Feb. 21, Mexico had accepted 112 Central American asylum-seekers from the US, including 25 minors, according to Tonatiuh Guillén, head of Mexico’s immigration agency.

A gold coin with the letter B stamped amidst green and red wires.

By the numbers: A 2018 money-in-politics index

Heather Nauert and Mike Pompeo wear navy blue suits and speak with reporters inside a plane.

Trump names former news anchor as new UN ambassador

Trump's state department
A mother and son embrace in a library.

For some Iranian families separated by the travel ban, this border library offers brief moments of reunion

Three GM employees at a meeting with worried faces.

GM to slash jobs and production in North America, drawing criticism from Trump and unions

People trudge through knee-high water carrying children and bags.

Clashing with Trump, US government report says climate change will batter economy

Climate Change

Unless greenhouse gas emissions are sharply curbed, global warming will continue to fuel catastrophic events — it will also cost the US economy hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a congressionally mandated report.

A woman holds a protest sign in Spanish.

US considers sanctions on Cuba for helping Venezuela’s dissent crackdown

Global Politics

Such sanctions would be the first time Washington has targeted a bloc of foreign officials allied with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Migrants sit on top of the US-Mexico border wall.

US judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions


US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules. Tigar’s order takes effect immediately, applies nationwide, and lasts until at least Dec. 19.

South Korean soldiers stand guard as construction equipment destroys a guard post in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in Cheorwon, Nov. 15, 2018. 

Should the US lift sanctions against North Korea already?

US Diplomacy

After an exciting revival, diplomatic relations between North Korea and the United States are sputtering to a standstill — and it’s largely because the US won’t budge on sanctions, some experts say.

US soldiers install a razor wire fence along US-Mexico border.

Migrants face even tighter asylum restrictions with Trump’s new order


The order, which goes into effect on Saturday, means that migrants will have to present themselves at US ports of entry to qualify for asylum. Like the travel ban, it will likely be quickly challenged in court.