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Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital

The former president had been admitted to a California hospital on Tuesday for treatment of an infection that developed into sepsis, officials said.
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Smerconish: The natural immunity question
Many countries give the same privileges to people who have recently recovered from covid-19 as to the vaccinated. What do they know that America does not - or vice versa?
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Why Shannon Beador regrets telling ‘RHOC’ co-stars about Dubrow lawsuit drama
"It’s frustrating to me that Gina and Emily feel that I told them because I wanted them to bring it up," Beador tells Page Six in an exclusive interview. 
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'I Gave Up Alcohol 7 Years Ago—Now My Life is Amazing'
My life for a good four years was drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels, a bottle of wine and 15-20 beers or ciders. I would get up, walk to the shop and buy alcohol and then fall asleep on the sofa having drunk all day.
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Omicron: what we know about the new COVID variant
Health officials believe the variant is currently spreading in some U.S. communities.
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Omicron COVID-19 variant found in 11 states
The biggest question is whether current, available vaccines will prevent severe cases spread by the Omicron variant.
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How Elizabeth Holmes' abuse allegations could impact her criminal trial
For months, jurors at Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial have heard one witness after another speak about the confident and charismatic former CEO of Theranos. Witnesses testified about how she convinced investors to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into her failed blood-testing startup, attracted a star-studded roster of board members and negotiated a key retail partnership on her own without a lawyer present.
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U.S. prepares to fight Omicron COVID variant as new travel restrictions set to take effect
The highly contagious Omicron COVID-19 variant, first detected in South Africa, has made its way from coast to coast in the United States this week, with cases reported in at least 11 states. While the number of infections is low, there are a lot of questions about the new variant. Tom Hanson has the latest on the pandemic response.
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President Biden highlights "very strong" jobs recovery in November employment report
President Biden chose to highlight the lower unemployment rate on Friday which dropped from 4.6 to 4.2 percent for November – glossing over the weak jobs numbers, which were much lower than expected. The stock market did not react kindly to the news, ending on a down note following a tumultuous week. Christina Ruffini has the details from the White House.
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How eBay's new CEO turned it into a pandemic winner
When PayPal split off from eBay a few years ago, eBay was considered to be the less exciting company. But that's certainly not the case on Wall Street this year.
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How Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's won the pandemic
Few companies have gained more of an advantage during the pandemic than America's warehouse club giants.
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Benedict Cumberbatch's toxic cowboy spurs 'The Power of the Dog' toward awards season
"The Power of the Dog" by writer-director Jane Campion is a western filled with tension and menace in the form of curmudgeonly cowboy Phil Burbank, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Michigan school shooting: Tipster led Detroit police to parents of suspect with $10K reward on offer
A tipster led Detroit police to the location of the parents of Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley early Saturday.
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Clean your teeth with these 10 toothbrushes on sale for Cyber Week
Consider upgrading your toothbrush with these great Cyber Week teeth cleaning deals and score an additional 20% off now!
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Arrest video shows dazed parents of Michigan school shooting suspect
Jennifer and James Crumbley were found inside a commercial building about 50 miles away from their Oxford, Michigan, home early Saturday.
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Eye Opener: Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect arrested
James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, have been arrested. Also, millions of Americans are in the path of two winter storms over the coming days. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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What's on TV Saturday: 'Wild Patagonia' on BBC America; 'Divas Simply Singing' on the CW
What to watch Saturday, December 4: 'Wild Patagonia' on BBC America; 'Divas Simply Singing: Raising Health Awareness' on the CW; 'A Gospel Christmas'
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Joe Biden's winter COVID plan, Supreme Court debates abortion, punk Taylor Swift: ICYMI
From Taylor Swift rerecording her albums to reparations for Black Americans, here are some of our top Opinion reads you may have missed.       
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What really happened to Parwana? CNN revisits disputed story of an Afghan child bride.
Ultimately, CNN signaled that it is confident in its original interpretation of Parwana’s report. That story has now found an apparently happy ending, with a charity group engineering the girl’s return to her family and travel to safe harbor.
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The Price Before Christmas: Costs of holiday decorations head north
Supply chain and shipping issues driving up the price of holiday decorations are making for an expensive season.
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Yes, Vote-Buying Is Illegal. But Why?
Americans’ reflexive distaste for the practice stems from their almost mystical faith in the ballot box.
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Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk … and Paul McCartney
It’s past time to acknowledge that one of the greatest musicians of the last century is also one of its greatest managers.
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‘The Wheel of Time’: Is That Really What Loial Is Supposed to Look Like?
Hammed Animashaun is fabulous, but that wig, honey...
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'The knockout of my career': Sergio Pettis thinks development culminated with Bellator 272 win
Bellator bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis' career hasn't all been smooth sailing, but the work is paying off.       Related Stories'The knockout of my career': Sergio Pettis thinks development culminated with Bellator 272 win - EnclosureBellator 272 results: Sergio Pettis knocks Kyoji Horiguchi out cold with perfect spinning backfist - EnclosureSergio Pettis def. Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272: Best photos 
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Clearview AI on track to win U.S. patent for facial recognition technology
The government is moving to award a lucrative patent for a “search engine for faces,” a technology that has members of Congress and privacy advocates up in arms.
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Anti-Vaxxer Jailed For Sending Hoax Bomb To COVID Vaccine Plant
The bungling suspect had left a market receipt inside the package.
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How 'Money Heist' Season 5 Sets Up The 'Berlin' Prequel
With "Money Heist" over the focus is now on its prequel series "Berlin", and how Spanish crime drama's fifth season creates the spin-off plot.
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Cat and Bearded Dragon Filmed 'Having Sleepover' in Viral Video
Footage of a ginger cat who climbed into the large reptile's tank to relax alongside him has gone viral, demonstrating true interspecies friendship.
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11 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
Here are some great miniature gifts to fill your child's Christmas stocking with, from chocolates to toy cars and more.
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One Good Thing: Money Heist, a joyful TV series about fighting the system
In July 2020, employees dressed in Casa de Papel-inspired garb protest the closure of a Nissan factory in Barcelona where 3,000 people are employed. | Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images Known as “Casa de Papel” in Spanish, the show has inspired real-life protests. Rarely has a TV show inspired such widespread, global rebellion as Casa de Papel. Set in Madrid, the now-five-part series tells the story of a group of robbers who steal from Spain’s Royal Mint and, later, the Bank of Spain, taking hostages along the way. The whole thing is conceived and led by “El Profesor,” the almost improbably smart and well-organized fatherly figure who hatches and directs the greatest robbery Spain has ever seen. Twice. I’m not usually into straight action sequences, but the ones in Money Heist, as it’s called in English,are infused with the running themes of the show: love, friendship, bravery, and, most importantly, resistance. Gunfire-ridden combat is interspersed with rousing monologues from the women protagonists who do more for la revoluciónthan any of the macho displays of physical dominance — which is lucky because there’s substantial badass feminist energy in this show. What’s unique and ultimately most inspiring about Money Heist is its revolutionary impact on real-world protests. In the series, citizens line the streets surrounding the Royal Mint and the Bank of Spain, chanting their support for the robbers and booing the state’s violent policing tactics. In real life, protesters in countries such as Lebanon, Iraq, France, and others have borrowed motifs from the show in their struggles for liberation, police abolition, anti-authoritarianism, and anti-capitalism. In the first season, I clapped my hands together in glee when I realized the robbers, who are all codenamed after cities, blagged their way inside the physical root of capitalism’s inequality. Of all places for a heist, the Royal Mint! I practically jumped off my couch when it became clear they were there to do more than just steal money — they were going to print it. Then, in season three, they decide to drop €140 million of it from an inflatable hovercraft over Madrid’s most crowded shopping street. The show’s main downfall is its omission of racial and gender analysis, both in the fictional world of Money Heist and in the casting. There is no mention of how race and class intersect, despite the whole plot revolving around anti-capitalism and anti-authoritarianism. This is no small exclusion; it is a fundamental flaw of the show. This also carries over to the casting: The character Nairobi is the only person of color in the entire show (the actor who plays her, Alba Flores, is of Romani heritage); and the character Manila, who is trans, is played by a cisgender actor. These pitfalls render the show a shamefully incomplete take on the issues it otherwise portrays so accurately and poignantly. Each new note the robbers produce becomes a symbolic act of defiance. They prove the superficiality of wealth creation and the ease of redistribution in a world of class hierarchies, where this gang has often found itself at the bottom. Moscow, for example, is a working-class Asturian miner whose wife left him and his son Denver (also a member of the gang) amid a haze of drug addiction. Moscow’s participation in the heist is driven by his desire for a better life for himself and his son, a way out of the grueling mining life and a chance to move up the socioeconomic ladder. Nairobi, an inimitable powerhouse, is a single mom living in poverty who sells drugs to pay for living expenses. Upon discovering this, a child services agency takes away her son and prohibits her from visiting him. Her commitment to the heist is rooted in her belief that, armed with the thousands of euros they’re set to print and steal, she can get him back. Her enthusiasm as she directs the hostages in printing the bills is underpinned by an ardent conviction that she can defy the power structures that led to having her child taken away. Her money is her power. In what is undoubtedly my favorite scene of the entire series, she beams from ear to ear, encouraging and praising the hostages’ efforts as she recites her motto, “Joy, party, and hope!” Claudio Santana/Getty Images A man in a Salvador Dalí mask protests President Sebastian Piñera’s government in Santiago, Chile, in October 2019. The way these messages have influenced protests is clear in how frequently the robbers’ eye-catching costume of bright-red jumpsuits and masks have been making appearances at protests around the world. Additionally, the show has revived the old antifascist Italian protest anthem “Bella Ciao,” which appears at crucial moments of success and defiance. It’s long been considered a protest anthem in many parts of the world — in Iran, in Turkey, and on Wall Street — but the show has really brought it to a wider public. Of course, it is in Italy that the song’s significance is felt deepest. Matteo Salvini, the leader of the ultra-right-wing nationalist political party Lega Nord, seems to be, quite hilariously, met by crowds singing it at him wherever he goes — on the bus, at markets, during speeches. It also accompanies many other progressive movements in Italy and beyond: Poojan Sahil’s Punjabi version of the song has gone viral in India, the video set against the backdrop of the Indian farmers’ protests, which remain ongoing. In the show, the song has also been used in celebratory moments, like when Moscow discovers he has reached the soft soil layer of the escape tunnel he’s been digging. The various members of the team join him one by one, belting out the song together in exaltation. The most poignant performance of “Bella Ciao” comes in the season one finale, where we see El Profesor and Berlin sing it together in a flashback to the night before the heist begins. Tears stream down Berlin’s face in defiant anticipation of success. The moment was so emotional, I felt my own tears fall as well. In real life, a particularly moving piece of footage shows migrants rescued by the NGO Open Arms as they sing “Bella Ciao,” jumping up and down in joy and relief at having reached dry land in Barcelona. In March 2020, when Italy began to suffer the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in Europe, a community in the German town of Bamberg performed the song from their own rooftops in solidarity, another moment that brought tears to my eyes. In 2020, Nissan employees in Spain took to the streets dressed as the Casa de Papel characters to protest the government’s decision to close Nissan plants across the country. They were also drawing attention to something bigger: the rights of workers and the imbalance of power between corporate elites and employees. Puerto Ricans donned the same costumes to call for the resignation of corrupt Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, using the adage “Somos la puta resistencia,” which translates to “We are the fucking resistance” — a reference to a speech made by El Profesor in season three, combined with arguably the most iconic line in the whole five seasons, the Nairobi quote “Soy la puta ama” — “I’m the fucking boss.” (Okay, so it’s a bit more profound in Spanish.) The notion of police and state corruption has been a longstanding element of Spanish life. 15-M is the country’s anti-austerity movement, said to have inspired Occupy Wall Street. Beginning on May 15, 2011, (which is where the name 15-M comes from) following a huge economic crash, protests took place in the center of Madrid and elsewhere in the country to demand better living conditions, welfare and employment support, and an end to political corruption. Although Casa de Papel came out several years after 15-M began, the movement is considered an attitude in Spain, a way of existing in society in resistance to austerity and exploitation. As someone with a background in social justice work, I find it arduous and frustrating to watch shows that replicate harmful socioeconomic structures, such as those that praise cops and the military without any reference to the violence and destruction they leave in their wake. It is beautiful to see the kinds of anti-state ideals discussed within activist circles being depicted in one of Netflix’s most popular series of all time. The second part of season five — slated to be the show’s final season — is set to release on December 3. Here’s hoping that the series can inspire more revolutions, more resistance, and more liberation in the years to come. Money Heist is streaming on Netflix. For more recommendations from the world of culture, check out the One Good Thing archives.
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In Defense of All the Things Jurassic World Gets Wrong About Dinosaurs
The short film received backlash from experts, but they’re missing a big point.
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Once shut out of the Hall of Fame, these Black ballplayers are getting another shot
A year after Major League Baseball agreed to incorporate the statistics of Negro Leaguers, several Black players will get another shot at enshrinement.
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Olympic champion Goggia dominant in downhill; Shiffrin 26th
Reigning Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy won the first downhill race of the women's World Cup season by a whopping margin of nearly 1 1/2 seconds on Friday, with Breezy Johnson second and her American teammate Mikaela Shiffrin back in 26th.
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Darlene Hard, 3-time major tennis champion, dies at 85
Darlene Hard, an aggressive serve-and-volley player who won three major singles titles and 18 major doubles titles in a Hall of Fame tennis career, has died. She was 85.
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Gaudreau, Tkachuk lead Flames over Ducks in shootout
Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk scored in the shootout and the Calgary Flames beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Friday night.
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Biden goes out to eat maskless in DC despite cold, with Kennedy Center event on Sunday
Despite battling a cold, President Biden has packed his schedule this weekend with a maskless dinner out on the town and plans to attend a Kennedy Center event.
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Curry bounces back, Warriors end Suns' 18-game streak 118-96
Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent a good chunk of his postgame press conference reiterating his belief that the Suns are the best team in the West.
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Parents of Michigan school shooting suspect arrested
The parents of Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley have been arrested after a manhunt. They are expected to be arraigned Saturday.
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Mitchell scores 34, leads Jazz past Celtics 137-130
Donovan Mitchell had 34 points and six assists to lead the Utah Jazz over the Boston Celtics 137-130 Friday night.
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No. 2 Purdue holds off Iowa 77-70 in Big Ten opener
Trevion Williams showed his senior leadership down the stretch Friday night.
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Bueckers leads No. 2 UConn to 74-49 win over Seton Hall
Paige Bueckers had 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and five steals to lead No. 2 UConn past Seton Hall 74-49 in the teams’ Big East opener on Friday night.
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WFT-Raiders preview: Washington’s secondary faces a depleted Las Vegas receiving corps
The Washington Football Team has a chance at its fourth straight win Sunday afternoon against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.
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The Problematics: ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ Is The Most Objectionable James Bond Picture … Or Are They All?
The very character of James Bond embodies a corrupt fantasy. He is inherently a Problematic.
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College football championship games: The bets to make
VSIN insiders handicap the big college football championship games on Saturday.
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Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration policy
Asylum-seeking migrants, at right, pray for a group of migrants, left, who have already received asylum petition appointments during a worship service at a migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, in July. | Mario Tama/Getty Images The Biden administration says it’s still committed to ending “Remain in Mexico.” President Joe Biden says he wants to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, a Trump-era program that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to await decisions on their immigration cases in Mexico for months. In a seemingly contradictory move, Biden is first reinstating and expanding it. The program’s return was ordered by the courts. The policy’s expansion, however, was a choice made by the Biden administration. On Thursday, the US reached an agreement with the Mexican government to revive the Migration Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Under Trump, the policy allowed 70,000 migrants seeking entry into the US to be sent to Mexican border towns where many lived in squalid encampments or in overcrowded shelters and were targeted by criminal gangs. Biden halted MPP shortly after taking office, fulfilling a campaign promise. But his administration has argued that it has no choice but to reinstate the program starting on Monday. A federal court in Texas ordered the administration to continue forcing migrants to wait in Mexico until it expands its capacity to detain migrants in the US. The ruling came as part of a lawsuit brought by Texas and Missouri; the Supreme Court has refused to block that lower court ruling. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas nevertheless has maintained that the administration is committed to ending the program eventually. “MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, pulled resources and personnel away from other priority efforts, and did not address the root causes of irregular migration,” he wrote in an October memo. “MPP not only undercuts the Administration’s ability to implement critically needed and foundational changes to the immigration system, it fails to provide the fair process and humanitarian protections that individuals deserve under the law.” But by reimplementing the program in the meantime with relatively few changes, the Biden administration has disappointed some Democrats, migrant advocates and even asylum officers tasked with screening people subject to the program. They have argued that the program is itself illegal and shirks the US’s obligation under federal and international law not to return migrants to danger. Immigration advocates are also angered by the fact that Biden isn’t just reinstating MPP; he’s broadening its scale. Now, all other citizens of countries in the Western Hemisphere can be sent back under the program, which previously only covered Spanish speakers. The administration isn’t doing so because the court ordered it to — that wasn’t part of the court’s instructions — and it hasn’t explained why it’s expanding the program, and did not respond to a request for comment on Friday. That leaves room for doubt about its commitment to ensuring the safety of migrants who will suffer from keeping MPP in place. “We categorically reject the Biden administration’s claims that it can administer the Remain in Mexico program in a more humane manner,” Jorge Loweree, policy director at the American Immigration Council, said in a statement. “The longer the administration delays terminating this unlawful and cruel policy, the more people will suffer.” Biden’s changes to the program aren’t enough The dangers associated with sending migrants back to Mexico are well documented. As of February 2021, a report by Human Rights First identified more than 1,500 murders, kidnappings, rapes, torture and other attacks on migrants returned to Mexico under MPP. And a survey of 20,000 asylum seekers trapped at the US-Mexico border conducted by the legal aid group Al Otro Lado found that 83 percent had been subject to threats or physical violence, including 89 percent of LGBTQ asylum seekers. Despite that, and despite having permission from the lower court to do things differently, Biden isn’t changing much about the way MPP has been run. And his administration’s policy still leaves determinations about exemptions to the discretion of individual border agents. The administration says it will complete all cases in the program within six months of a migrant’s return to Mexico. The Trump administration promised to clear cases in the same time frame, but largely failed to meet it in practice due to a lack of prioritization and backlogs in the immigration courts, limitations the Biden administration still faces. Biden has also outlined exemptions to the program similar to those the Trump administration used, including for people with disabilities and the elderly. Given that border agents will be tasked with identifying those people, some may fall through the cracks. The US has said it will also work with the Mexican government to provide “safe and secure” shelters for those enrolled in the program. However, shelter directors along the border say they’re already overwhelmed, and local officials in Mexico have yet to be approached by the Biden administration about funding to expand capacity. The two countries have also promised to provide safe transport to and from US ports of entry, and work permits, health care, and other services in Mexico. Perhaps most importantly, border agents will now proactively interview migrants to determine whether they have a “reasonable possibility” of facing danger in Mexico before returning them under the program. It will be up to those agents to refer migrants who express any fear of harm if returned to Mexico to an asylum officer for further screening. Migrants will be able to consult a lawyer before those interviews, though few will benefit from that part of the deal. Previously, only about 18 percent of people subject to MPP who showed up for their hearings were able to pay for a lawyer or had access to free legal counsel, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, which collects and analyzes data on US immigration courts. But even with those changes, the administration’s own asylum officers say there is no way to ensure migrants’ safety under the “irredeemably flawed” program. “While the administration has taken measures intended to mitigate some of the most egregious elements of MPP’s prior iteration, a program that requires asylum seekers to remain in one of the most dangerous parts of the world while their cases are pending in US immigration courts cannot guarantee their protection from persecution and torture, as required by US law,” the union for asylum officers tasked with screening people subject to MPP wrote in a letter on Thursday. Biden wasn’t forced to expand MPP The Biden administration argued that its hands are tied by the courts when it comes to MPP. Immigrant advocates, however, say that the administration should have acted more quickly to build its case against the program, and that it is under no legal obligation to expand it. The Biden administration first issued a memo terminating MPP in June. The Texas court found that memo didn’t provide sufficient justification for the decision on August 13. Still, it wasn’t until October 29 that Mayorkas finally issued another memo elaborating on the administration’s reasoning in a manner that might have boosted its case had it been released in July. Karen Tumlin, an immigration litigator and director and founder of the Justice Action Center, said the Biden administration bears responsibility for dragging their feet on issuing the second memo — what she says is the “thing that was most likely to ultimately end the court order.” “That delay is what caused the situation we are in today,” she said. There is also nothing in the court’s order that suggests the Biden administration had to expand MPP. With the exception of Brazilians, non-Spanish speakers were not previously subject to the program, in part because they would have difficulty finding work in Mexico and would have no realistic means of sustaining themselves while pursuing their asylum claims in the US. Now, all citizens of Western Hemisphere countries are subject to MPP unless they qualify for an exemption. That includes Haitians, who have faced racial discrimination and been targets of violent crimes in Mexico — and not just at the hands of gangs. According to the Al Otro Lado survey, 20 percent of Haitian asylum seekers had been subject to physical violence or extortion by Mexican law enforcement. The Biden administration noted in its plan for reimplementation that the Mexican government may narrow the categories of migrants subject to MPP, or limit the number of non-Spanish speakers in the program going forward. As it stands, however, the program could cover more migrants than it did under Trump. “The Biden administration was not ordered by the court to expand Remain in Mexico to new populations,” Ursela Ojeda, senior policy adviser for migrant rights and justice at the Women’s Refugee Commission, said in a press call. “They are going well above and beyond good faith compliance that’s required of them [by the court] to make this policy more cruel and more deadly.”
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WFT-Raiders preview: Washington’s secondary faces a depleted Las Vegas receiving corps
The Washington Football Team has a chance at its fourth straight win Sunday afternoon against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.
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With Bengals ahead, the Chargers are a fringe playoff team but remain optimistic
The Chargers have had their ups and down this season, but they are also currently in playoff position. And they aim to up their game down the stretch.
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Braun leads No. 8 Kansas past St. John's 95-75 at new arena
New building or old, Kansas looked right at home in the Big Apple again.
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Ted Cruz Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Ted Cruz and learn more about the Republican Senator from Texas and former 2016 presidential candidate.
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