Illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted after the Trump administration required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S., according to a report.
When the policy took effect in the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector in May, arrests hit 14,000. By October, they had fallen 94 percent, or around 800, and have stayed there since, making Yuma the second slowest of the agency’s nine sectors on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to statistics cited by The... more»
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the most prominent women of color in Congress, is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.
Her choice could bolster Sander’s strength on the left and give him an advantage over his opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the closing weeks before the first nominating contest in Iowa on February 3. Jayapal, the lead sponsor of the House... more»
BERLIN/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to strengthen an arms embargo on Libya and shore up a shaky ceasefire, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades on major oilfields by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar.
Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) is bearing down on the capital Tripoli with the backing of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Russian mercenaries and African troops, attended the one-day summit in... more»
Like a secret blend of seasonings in your signature dish, the barrel in which wine is aged lends distinct characteristics. Some savvy producers use this influence as an advantage, and work with cooperages to specify the density of wood grain or adjust toast levels. Others go a step beyond, however, and create custom barrels.
Weingut Maximin Grünhaus in Germany’s Mosel Valley is one of the few producers in existence to craft barrels from its estate’s forests, but others... more»
Defense attorneys for the man charged with murdering 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts filed a motion Sunday asking for another delay in the start of the murder trial scheduled to begin February 4 in Sioux City, Iowa.
In the motion, the defense presents a list of reasons for its requested delay — including the necessity to depose new “critical” witnesses brought by the state, including Tibbetts’ boyfriend, Dalton Jack. The defense also alleges the state did... more»
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SpaceX is expected to conduct its last test before flying astronauts to space on Sunday, in a critical high-speed mission likely to last mere minutes.
Launching on top of a Falcon 9 rocket from a launchpad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the company will conduct a test of its Crew Dragon capsule called in-flight abort. It’s a crucial milestone for Elon... more»
In the Caribbean our dishes are famous for being cooked low and slow.. some may even argue that we over-cook some of our dishes. However, you really can’t argue once you taste our culinary delights. Such is the case for stewed pigeon peas. Typically if you were using freshly picked pigeon peas, you’d have this cook for 1.5 to 2 hours. The reality is, there are times we just don’t have time and we just want to enjoy something delicious and fulfilling. This pigeon peas recipe is the... more»
BERLIN (Reuters) – Countries struggled at an international peace summit for Libya on Sunday to draw eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar back into diplomacy, days after he quit talks and more than half of Libya’s oil output was shut in areas he controls.
FILE PHOTO: Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
Haftar, whose forces are bearing... more»
Stir in pork, mushrooms, and scallions and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have melded, another 5 minutes. Check the texture: If you want a thinner congee, add more water. If you want a thicker, more oatmeal-like texture, continue to cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches the desired consistency. Season soup with kosher salt and white or black pepper.
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Delbert Orr Africa, a member of the radical Philadelphia group MOVE, was reportedly released from a Pennsylvania prison Saturday, 42 years after he and eight other members were convicted of third-degree murder in a shootout that resulted in the death of a city police officer.
Africa, 73, is the second to last of the nine convicted to be released or die in prison. The members maintain that Officer James Ramp was killed by a stray police bullet in the shootout, the Philadelphia Inquirer... more»