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Here’s why a Haitian migrant and his pregnant wife made the monthslong journey to America

Here’s why a Haitian migrant and his pregnant wife made the monthslong journey to America

For Rolph Louis, a Haitian migrant hoping for a fresh start in New York, the journey to the United States from Chile took nearly two months. Louis told CNN he felt he had little choice but to leave his homeland of Haiti, an island nation that has been rocked by political instability and economic depression.…MORE

More than 50 University of Georgia faculty members announce plans to mandate masks in their classrooms
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More than 50 University of Georgia faculty members announce plans to mandate masks in their classrooms

Educators at the University of Georgia have announced plans to require masks in their classrooms despite their state university system not mandating mask-wearing, and say they face potential punishment for following through. More than 50 UGA life science faculty members this week sent a letter to university administrators, stating their actions are needed to mitigate…MORE

Parents of 303 migrant children separated at border under Trump have still not been found, court filing says
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Parents of 303 migrant children separated at border under Trump have still not been found, court filing says

Attorneys are still trying to reach the parents of 303 migrant children who were separated at the US-Mexico border under the Trump administration, down from 337 in August, according to a federal court filing Wednesday. The filing from the Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union is part of an effort to identify and…MORE

It’s crunch time for China’s Evergrande
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It’s crunch time for China’s Evergrande

It’s crunch time for China’s heavily-indebted Evergrande Group. The sprawling Chinese real estate conglomerate faces a critical test on Thursday: can it meet its obligations to bondholders, or will it slip closer to default? Evergrande is due to pay $83.5 million worth of interest on a dollar-denominated bond on Thursday, according to data from Refinitiv.…MORE

Border Patrol sought extra resources in Del Rio as far back as June, union emails show
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Border Patrol sought extra resources in Del Rio as far back as June, union emails show

As far back as June, Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas, began asking management for additional resources to more rapidly process migrants, but their calls for increased resources appear to have gone unmet until recent days when thousands and thousands of migrants were forced to wait under a bridge near the US-Mexico border. Agents…MORE

Law professor tells Cruz Texas’ voter ID law is racist in fiery hearing exchange

Law professor tells Cruz Texas’ voter ID law is racist in fiery hearing exchange

A law professor told GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday that Texas’ voter ID law is racist in a tense exchange during a Senate hearing on voting rights. Cruz had asked Franita Tolson, the vice dean for faculty and academic affairs and a law professor at the University of Southern California, if she found voter…MORE

FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older
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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection. “After considering the totality of the available scientific evidence and the…MORE

San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says
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San Jose State University agrees to pay $1.6M to students who alleged sexual assault by trainer, Justice Department says

San Jose State University will pay a total of about $1.6 million to some of the female students and student-athletes who alleged they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a campus athletic trainer over more than a decade, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday. The payments are part of a settlement between the university…MORE

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