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Weekly Wrap 2.1.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Polar vortex, global warming, assimilation, Kirk Franklin, women leading churches, Democratic Socialism’s biblical values, and more!
Shutdown Deal Reached to Reopen Government for Three Weeks
Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, President Trump announced that a deal had been reached to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.
U.S. to Start Sending Asylum Seekers to Mexico on Friday
The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration.
The policy, dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and first announced on Dec. 20, will return migrants, including non-Mexicans, who cross the U.S. southern border back to wait in Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in U.S. immigration courts.
Weekly Wrap 1.25.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Americans’ global warming concerns, Roma’s Yalitza Aparacio, clergy abuse survivors, Catholic curricula and Native Americans, sex robots, and more!
SCOTUS' Inaction on DACA Undercuts Trump's Shutdown Proposal
The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily closed the door on President Donald Trump's effort to end protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants with the justices again silent on Tuesday on three related appeals.
With the lower court’s ruling against the administration and the high court not yet taking action, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains in place for now, essentially maintaining the status quo for current DACA recipients. DACA protects about 700,000 immigrants, often called "Dreamers" based on the name of the Dream Act legislation that failed to pass Congress, from deportation and provides them work permits, though not a path to citizenship.
Weekly Wrap 1.17.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
- I’ve Talked to With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know
“They struggle in the absence of information.”
With Brexit, the chumocrats who drew borders from India to Ireland are getting a taste of their own medicine.
Weekly Wrap 1.11.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Impact of the shutdown, marginal tax rates, Opus Dei, app accessibility, Cyntoia Brown’s clemency, and more!
At Golden Globes, Regina King Challenges Industry to Hire More Women
While accepting a Golden Globe last night, actress Regina King made “a vow” to hire “50 percent women” on every project she produces in the next two years.
Tennessee Governor Commutes the Life Sentence of Cyntoia Brown, Orders Early Release
Tennessee Gov, Bill Haslam commuted the sentence of Cyntoia Brown Monday morning, the Tennesean reports. Haslam has ordered Brown’s early release set for Aug. 7, after 15 years in prison. Brown is an alleged sex trafficking victim who, at age 16, killed a 43-year-old man who had picked her up and taken her to his home.
Weekly Wrap 1.4.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Steel slats, concrete, walls and fences: here’s what Trump actually wants to build, and what Congress might be willing to pay for.
“They are unafraid to wear their identities on their sleeves, helping to mark a striking shift in how politicians—and specifically, women in politics—have traditionally been expected to present.”