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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

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

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

Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer
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Authorities identify woman believed to be victim of Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer

Nearly 44 years after hunters discovered human remains near a Mississippi highway, authorities have identified the victim as Clara Birdlong — who they believe was killed by Samuel Little, America’s most prolific serial killer. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Little died last year at age 80 while serving three…MORE

These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling
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These government benefits would be at risk if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling

The battle over raising the debt ceiling may seem like political gamesmanship on Capitol Hill, but it has real-life implications for tens of millions of Americans. Social Security payments could be delayed. The next monthly child tax credit installment might not be sent on time. Food stamp recipients could be left waiting for funds. That’s…MORE

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