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The Rio Grande as seen from the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, in 2019. A mother and her four daughters from Honduras crossed the river nearly three years ago to seek asylum. The daughters were released from a federally funded shelter and placed with their father in Virginia. Their mother is in a shelter in Honduras.

Families Separated At Border Hope Biden Reunites Them, Bringing Deported Parents Back

The Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is the latest to detail how the Trump administration’s family separation policy was a mess from the beginning. In a report out this month, the inspector general found there was little recordkeeping and no plan for how to reunite these families. Continue Reading Families Separated At Border Hope Biden Reunites Them, Bringing Deported Parents Back

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A U.S. census worker sits in the plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September. The Census Bureau announced Wednesday that the first results of the 2020 census are expected to be released by April 30. CREDIT: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Census Numbers For Dividing Up U.S. House Seats Delayed Until April 30, Bureau Says

Disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and last-minute changes by the Trump administration, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday that the release of the first results of the 2020 census will likely be delayed by four months. The latest state population counts used to determine each state’s share of votes in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College for the next decade are now expected by April 30. Continue Reading Census Numbers For Dividing Up U.S. House Seats Delayed Until April 30, Bureau Says

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DHS Warns Of ‘Heightened Threat Environment’ From Domestic Violent Extremists

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin on Wednesday warning of a continued threat from domestic violent extremists. The bulletin did not cite any specific threat but described “a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration.” Continue Reading DHS Warns Of ‘Heightened Threat Environment’ From Domestic Violent Extremists

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Boeing 777-X jet takes off in Seattle with Olympia Mountains in the background

Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020

Boeing is trying to close the books on a dismal year. The aircraft manufacturer Wednesday reported that the company lost close to $12 billion in 2020, a record loss, as the pandemic depressed demand for new airplanes and the company continued to reel from its 737 Max debacle. Continue Reading Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Biden spoke on the phone Tuesday, discussing several tense issues facing the two countries. CREDIT: Alexei Nikolsky/Alexei Nikolsky/TASS

In Phone Call, President Biden Presses Vladimir Putin Over Cyber Breach And Treatment Of Navalny

In his first phone call with Vladimir Putin since taking office, President Biden pressed his Russian counterpart on the detention of a leading Kremlin-critic, the mass arrest of protesters, and Russia’s suspected involvement in a massive cyber breach in the United States. Continue Reading In Phone Call, President Biden Presses Vladimir Putin Over Cyber Breach And Treatment Of Navalny

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo appears through video conferencing Tuesday during a Senate hearing for her nomination as the secretary for the Commerce Department, which oversees the U.S. Census Bureau. Jonathan Ernst/Bloomberg via Getty Images

‘Take The Politics Out Of The Census,’ Commerce Department Nominee Gina Raimondo Says

President Biden’s nominee for overseeing the U.S. Census Bureau, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, said she intends to depoliticize the 2020 census and listen to experts at a federal agency that had been caught in a partisan firestorm during the Trump administration. Continue Reading ‘Take The Politics Out Of The Census,’ Commerce Department Nominee Gina Raimondo Says

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Suzan Mubarak visits with her boyfriend, Mitch Domier, from a distance during a weekly drive-by visit outside Mubarak’s group home in Bozeman, Montana, on Dec. 20, 2020. They don’t talk long — that’s saved for their nightly video chats, the only place they see each other's face without a mask. (Louise Johns for KHN)

The Pandemic Made Their Relationship Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart

Suzan Mubarak, 31, and Mitch Domier, 43, live a few miles apart in Bozeman, Mont., but those drive-by visits are the closest the couple has been for nearly 10 months. The coronavirus pandemic largely locked down the homes for adults with developmental disabilities where they each live, limiting them to video chats and the occasional drive-by. Continue Reading The Pandemic Made Their Relationship Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart

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Vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are seen this week at the Covenant Place facility in Sumter, S.C. CREDIT: Micah Green/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Federal Government Is Working To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is working to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use, with the goal, the White House says, of having enough vaccine supply for the entire adult U.S. population by the end of the summer. Continue Reading The Federal Government Is Working To Buy 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus - World Health Organization head

‘Everything Broke’: Global Health Leaders On What Went Wrong In The Pandemic

How to make sure the world is never so devastated by another pandemic? Health officials from around the globe have been vigorously discussing that question over the past week at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board. The members, whose nine-day-long, mostly virtual gathering concludes on Tuesday, have heard recommendations from four separate panels. Continue Reading ‘Everything Broke’: Global Health Leaders On What Went Wrong In The Pandemic

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