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Feb 12 2021
The Biden administration will begin allowing Central American asylum-seekers who had been forced to remain in Mexico into the United States to have their claims heard.
The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that starting Feb. 19, the thousands of migrants who had been forced to wait in Mexico for months under the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols will beWashington Examiner
Jul 16 2021
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President Joe Biden spoke at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, where he called the debate over voting rights “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil war.” The next day he went to Capitol Hill for his first closed-door session with Senate Democrats to rally them in support of hisDan Schnur
Aug 30 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks’ startling refusal to take to the court for their NBA playoff game on Aug. 26 was the most consequential political development in sports over the last 50 years.
In recent years, the prevailing media narrative is that athletes have routinely used their platforms to “raise awareness” or “bring attention” to a social issue.
Awareness, though, has its limits.The Conversation
Dec 24 2020
LONDON — It took 11 grueling months for negotiators from Britain and the European Union to hammer out the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal. But in many respects, the deal is already four and a half years out of date.
The world has changed radically since June 2016, when a narrow majority of people in Britain voted to leave the European Union, tempted by an argument that the countryNew York Times (News)
Feb 10 2021
Evangelical Christians were among former President Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters. So it is no surprise that half of all U.S. adults think evangelical Christians will lose influence in Washington under President Joe Biden’s new administration while just 9% think they will gain influence, according to a January Pew Research Center survey.
Majorities of Republicans and WhitePew Research Center
Sep 16 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just previewed the first major piece of legislation she’d try to pass through Congress if elected president: a vast anti-corruption package to crack down on the entrenched culture of lobbying in Washington, DC.
Warren’s plan, released Monday morning, is an update of a bill she released back in August 2018, well before she announced her campaign for presidentVox
Dec 23 2019
Striking French rail workers have clashed with riot police in Paris after holding a demonstration against pension changes despite Emmanuel Macron’s call for a Christmas truce.
Hundreds of trade unionists and strikers gathered on Monday morning outside Gare de Lyon station, which is used by large numbers of passengers travelling south for the holidays or to ski resorts near the Alps, andThe Guardian
Dec 22 2020
Nature is not something you inherit from your ancestors but something you steward for your descendants. At least that’s the Indigenous view.
In recent centuries, that view hasn’t carried much weight beyond tribal boundaries. Over the history of tribes’ government-to-government relationship with Washington – formalized after centuries of exploitation and bloodshed – there has been a lotChristian Science Monitor
Nov 07 2019
From town halls to fish fries, debate stages to Hall of Fame dinners, we have talked a lot about changing our policies in this election. But I believe we need to change the tone in our politics, too.
We have a president who wakes up every day thinking about how he can divide this country. We need to stop the mean tweets, divisive attacks and broken promises. We need to look up from ourAmy Klobuchar
Dec 23 2019
Exclusive: SEALs ousted from Iraq for allegations of sexual assault received glowing internal reports
ASHINGTON — This year, an entire platoon of commandos from SEAL Team Seven was ousted from Iraq after allegations of unauthorized alcohol consumption and sexual assault; Chief Edward Gallagher, a Team Seven member, was court-martialed for war crimes; the Navy Times revealed that members of SEAL Team Ten had tested positive for cocaine. Could Navy brass have known there were problems?