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Instead, Biden will sign an emergency determination that keeps the Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000, but returns to regional allocations, in effect casting a wider net of who can arrive to the US under the historically low refugee ceiling currently in place. Biden will not lift the refugee cap this fiscal year, according to an …

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Joe Biden has not lifted Donald Trump’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugee admissions for this year, going back on an earlier pledge to welcome more than 60,000 refugees into the US. The president on Friday signed an emergency determination that officials said would speed refugee admissions …

International donors on Tuesday agreed to give €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in aid to the central Sahel, which the UN said was close to ‘breaking point.’ Conditions in the sub-Saharan belt spanning Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are worsening, with 13.4 million people in need of assistance. Donors agreed “to help stem what would otherwise become …

Image copyright Apple Image caption Apple has said that a new robotic device called Dave will be used to help extract rare earth magnets from old devices Apple has announced a target of becoming carbon neutral across its entire business and manufacturing supply chain by 2030. The company says the commitment means its devices will …

Justice Elena Kagan testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations during a Supreme Court Budget hearing, on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM State laws that fine or remove presidential electors who fail to vote in the electoral college for the candidate whom they pledged to support do not violate the …

WASHINGTON – The United States accused China on Thursday of breaking its commitment for democracy in Hong Kong, hours after the city’s legislature passed a law making it a crime to disrespect China’s national anthem.  “Unfortunately, we have seen over the past several weeks, action after action … where China is once again showing the world …

CLOSE LANSING – Ingham County officials are working to declare racism a public health crisis. Commissioner Derrell Slaughter, D-Lansing, said it is his personal obligation to champion that resolution. He said racism is happening all over the country and he’s seen it from his personal perspective and that of his family. “We’ll be passing that very …

World leaders held an online summit Monday aimed at galvanizing global efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. At the end of the three-hour meeting, billions of dollars had been pledged to fund the efforts. Notably absent from the meeting were any officials from the Trump administration in the U.S., the country with the highest confirmed …

He was at it again on Monday night in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. On the heels of President Donald Trump beginning to suggest that the time for lessening social distancing and other restrictive measures to slow the spread of coronavirus may have arrived, Patrick took things a step further. Here’s what he …

The new coronavirus continues to infect hundreds of Americans by the day and prompts growing layoffs, forcing health workers and government officials in the United States to brace for the worst. Doctors are making difficult decisions about daily life, cash-strapped hospitals are struggling to order ventilators, and authorities nationwide are turning to lockdowns, mass closures …