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ICE detentions plunge under Biden, leaving thousands of empty beds

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The administration currently has in custody some 19,000 unaccompanied children and it released almost 60% of migrant families encountered at the border in February. Yet Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) pays ...

Massachusetts DA seeks to vacate thousands of drug convictions connected to botched evidence certification at state lab

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Thousands of people who had drug convictions in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, may soon see them vacated due to a "catastrophic failure of management," the county's district attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday. The...

Massive fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps

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A fire has swept through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, destroying shelters and endangering the lives of tens of thousands of refugees, the UN refugee agency UNHCR reported Monday. Fir...

Neanderthals disappeared from Europe thousands of years earlier than we thought

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Neanderthal remains believed to belong to some of the last survivors of the species in Europe are thousands of years older than once thought, according to a new study. Exactly when Neanderthals, our closest ancesto...

Thousands of students have dropped out of school due to Covid-19. These are the educators trying to track them down

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The first thing you need to know about dropping out of school is that it doesn't happen all at once. Educators say students don't just wake up one day and decide that's it, no more school. It happens slowly. They ge...

They’re cooking BBQ by the ton and bringing comfort to thousands of storm weary Texans

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While temperatures have warmed and the power has been restored in many areas, countless Texans are still struggling in the aftermath of last week's winter storm. Some lack running water. Some don't have enough foo...

Texas bakery gives away thousands of dollars in groceries to help those hardest hit by storms

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The owners of a local bakery in Austin, Texas, are helping their community dig out from the devastating winter storms that struck last week by donating thousands of dollars' worth of food to those in need. The stor...

Why Britain’s anti-immigration politicians are opening the doors to thousands of Hong Kongers

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Eighteen months ago, Malcolm was at the vanguard of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Full of bravado and often clad in black, the 21-year-old oversaw a group of 60 combative front-liners who embraced confrontat...

Thousands of turtles have been rescued from freezing waters in Texas

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As Texas' deep freeze wreaks havoc on land, sea animals also suffer in its icy waters. This week, Sea Turtle, Inc., a nonprofit in South Padre Island, rescued more than 2,500 at-risk turtles from nearby waters. It's...

Thousands of young progressives say they want to run for office

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Thousands of progressive young people have expressed interest in running for office since the start of the year, demonstrating ongoing energy on the left after last year's elections. Run For Something, the PAC that ...

‘It’s frustrating’: Thousands of migrants sit in Mexico desperate for answers from the Biden administration

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Within the span of a year and a half, a Cuban couple living on the US-Mexico border were repeatedly threatened, attacked and lost a baby after being assaulted, as they waited for their next immigration court date in...

Army confirms thousands of National Guard troops will remain in Washington into March

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More than 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington through mid-March to provide security amid concerns over potential unrest in the coming weeks, acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said in a pres...

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps, UN says

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A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh early Thursday, the United Nations said, destroying homes belonging to thousands of people. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said more than 550 sh...

Trump absent as vaccine distribution lags and thousands continue to die

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A closing indignity on the final day of this horrendous year is that nobody actually seems to expect Donald Trump, who is still the President, to be paying much or any attention to the actual nightmare underway in t...

Thousands of people march in Nepal in bid to dissolve parliament

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Thousands of opponents of Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli marched through the streets of Kathmandu on Tuesday urging him to reverse his decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections. The protes...

A bake-off between two dads turned into a movement that delivered thousands of cookies to essential workers

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. A cookie competition between two dads turned into a heartwarmi...

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