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DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border

DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border

The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti to deter Haitians who are overwhelming Del Rio, Texas, a Customs and Border Protection official told CNN. The flights are expected soon, the official said. A Homeland Security official previously told CNN that a flight to Haiti went out Wednesday and that…MORE

Customs officers seize fake championship rings that — if genuine — would have been worth nearly $2.4 million

Customs officers seize fake championship rings that — if genuine — would have been worth nearly $2.4 million

US Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized 86 counterfeit championship rings that would have been worth $2.38 million if they had been authentic, the agency said. On September 13, officers at the Chicago port of entry found 34 fake New York Yankees rings, 24 from the Chicago Bulls, 22 from the St. Louis Cardinals…MORE

Maricopa County and Arizona Senate reach agreement after months of sparring over 2020 election audit
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Maricopa County and Arizona Senate reach agreement after months of sparring over 2020 election audit

Arizona’s Maricopa County and the state Senate have reached an agreement after a months-long dispute stemming from the local government’s refusal to hand over electronic voting equipment logs related to the November 2020 election. The Republican-controlled state Senate has been sparring with Maricopa County officials who didn’t comply with subpoenas to release certain information related…MORE

Why we’re talking about the debt limit again
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Why we’re talking about the debt limit again

Republicans and Democrats in Washington are gearing up for their occasional fight over raising the US debt limit. Also known as the “debt ceiling,” it’s exactly what it sounds like — the maximum that the federal government is allowed to borrow. Why is there a maximum? Because Congress set one more than a century ago…MORE

How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon
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How televangelist Tammy Faye Messner became a gay icon

Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker) was camp incarnate. With her wildly over-the-top makeup and garish animal-print ensembles, a penchant for singing Christian disco anthems despite her lack of voice training, and a sense of childlike wonder with which she preached her gospel, she made for compelling TV viewing. Though the televangelist is remembered for all…MORE

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district
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High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the sky, obscuring the sun and speckling his mandarin trees…MORE

Gabby Petito’s family attorney says fiancé Brian Laundrie ‘is not missing, he is hiding’

Gabby Petito’s family attorney says fiancé Brian Laundrie ‘is not missing, he is hiding’

Along with the search for missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, local and federal authorities in Florida are looking for Petito’s fiance Brian Laundrie after his family told police they haven’t seen him since Tuesday. The FBI is involved in the investigation and search for the 23-year-old Laundrie, police in North Port said late Friday in a…MORE

The Murdaugh family saga: a tangled web of secrets and murder
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The Murdaugh family saga: a tangled web of secrets and murder

A powerful family. A deadly boating accident. Two mysterious slayings. Drug addiction, stolen money and a botched shooting in an alleged insurance fraud scheme. It sounds like someone took a list of sordid elements and stuffed them all into a crime thriller so twisty it could only be fiction. But the tortuous tale of the…MORE

Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

While more people are likely to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, the most glaring issue prolonging the pandemic is the large swath of unvaccinated people, who are filling up hospitals and dying from the persistent virus, officials and health experts said. Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday greenlighted recommending…MORE

‘We’re here to help you.’ What Afghan Americans want refugees fleeing the Taliban to know
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‘We’re here to help you.’ What Afghan Americans want refugees fleeing the Taliban to know

Decades after the last major exodus from Afghanistan, refugees find themselves forced to flee their homeland once again as the US war in Afghanistan ends and the Taliban rise to power. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this week that the United States will have brought approximately 60,000 Afghans to America the end of the…MORE

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