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More children face immigration judges through video screens

Seven children stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a Texas immigration facility. Their image was beamed 1,000 miles away to Atlanta, Georgia, where a judge sat in a largely empty courtroom and contended with glitchy audio. At multiple points, a woman’s voice broke ...

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‘Remain in Mexico’ is just one US response to asylum-seekers

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to continue making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings. It may be the most far-reaching measure in a series of policies the government has put in place over the ...

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AP VoteCast: A state-by-state look at Democratic primaries

The Associated Press surveyed voters in three of the six states that held Democratic presidential contests Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of voters in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi — who they are and what matters to them — based on preliminary ...

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Economic remedies abound in crisis, but can they deliver?

The government has a palette of options it can use to shore up an economy imperiled by anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak. They start with the “middle-class” payroll tax cut that President Donald Trump is suggesting and include quicker, more ...

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Virus could test Latin America’s already ailing economy

For years, Dionisio Romero has relied for his livelihood on a magenta-colored dragon fruit that is wildly popular in Asia, planting dozens of the spindly trees at his farm near Ecuador’s Pacific coast. But as the coronavirus wreaks economic havoc ...

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Coronavirus compels telecommuting, travel limits for media

The Washington Post is encouraging its staff to work at home and the Los Angeles Times is restricting air travel, two illustrations of how news organizations compelled to cover the coronavirus outbreak are balancing the need to keep employees safe. ...

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Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious ...

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Seattle small businesses pinched as virus keeps workers home

The coronavirus outbreak has largely emptied Seattle’s usually busy downtown streets after Amazon and other companies told tens of thousands of people to work from home. That means far fewer customers for restaurants, shops and other businesses. The Seattle area ...

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6 questions heading into next set of Democratic primaries

The newly formed two-man race for the Democratic presidential nomination debuted Tuesday, a week after Joe Biden benefited from a rapid consolidation of moderate and establishment voters, while Bernie Sanders outlasted Elizabeth Warren as the progressive left’s last hope. Here ...

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