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Figures of a 7-year-old migrant girl walking with a woman and unidentified man silhouetted at night

Many asylum-seekers are returned at the US-Mexico border under Title 42. Advocates call it a ‘sham.’


A bottleneck continues to build in Mexico near the US-Mexico border, as a public health order invoked by the Trump administration remains in place and shuts out many migrants and asylum-seekers from entering the United States.

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Watch live: House impeachment managers to conclude their case as Senators relive horror of riot

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A man wearing a fir hat with horns and holding a US flag is shown standing among a large crowd of Trump supporters.

After excusing violence, Trump acknowledges Biden transition

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat of California, listens during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt

Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice presidential debate

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk are shown walking on a airport tarmac with the Marine One helicopter behind them.

Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is shown walking amongst a group of people and wearing a green dress and khaki jacket while speaking on the phone.

Coronavirus highlights need for rescue packages; Devastating measles epidemic overshadowed by COVID-19; US launches strikes against Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq

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The COVID-19 outbreak has reached the rich and powerful. And for workers in the gig economy or tourism industry, the pandemic is having severe repercussions. And, while the coronavirus has demanded the world’s sweeping attention, a devastating measles outbreak is being overlooked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, are all human beings endowed by their creator with the same rights? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the question when he launched a Commission on Unalienable Rights last year that is now raising concerns.

US Vice President Mike Pence is shown sitting at a table with people sitting all around him and microphones on boom polls hanging overhead.

California declares emergency over coronavirus as death toll rises


The death toll around the world continues to rise from coronavirus with 11 deaths now confirmed in the US as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation’s largest outbreak.

US President Donald Trump is shown hiolding a paper in his hand and covering his face.

California coronavirus patient wasn’t tested for days; Sectarian violence in India; Duck, duck, bio weapon?

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A California patient might be the first in the US to have contracted COVID-19 through community spread. In India, the worst sectarian violence in decades has brought harsh criticism to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while in South Sudan, peace might be close at hand. And a bio weapon more powerful than pesticides could be … an army of ducks?

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, departs after concluding her testimony before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, on November 15, 201

Yovanovitch testimony shows US foreign policy is ‘in shambles,’ former diplomat says

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In the second day of televised impeachment hearings, one former diplomat says it’s been distressing to watch the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly removed from her post as US ambassador to Ukraine earlier this year.

US President Donald Trump is shown walking back to the Oval Office wearing a dark blue overcoat.

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

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Misgivings about Washington’s role in the world are being felt by ordinary people as well as foreign policy specialists. And, Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Munich Security Conference succeeded only in deepening divisions with traditional allies over questions such as Iran and Venezuela and offered little hope in how to deal with threats.