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Biden picks Cuban-American lawyer Mayorkas as U.S. homeland security chief

24 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to become U.S. secretary of homeland security, Biden's transition team said on Monday, entrusting the Cuban immigrant to help reverse outgoing President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

Biden picks Cuban-American lawyer Mayorkas as U.S. homeland security chief

24 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to become U.S. secretary of homeland security, Biden's transition team said on Monday, entrusting the Cuban immigrant to help reverse outgoing President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies.

New Trump rule may require some African tourists to pay up to $15,000 in bonds

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON The outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, most in Africa, to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.

U.S. judge blocks expulsions of unaccompanied children under Trump's pandemic-related border rules

18 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday blocked expulsions of unaccompanied children caught crossing into the United States, a setback for the outgoing Trump administration, which said the policy was aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

U.S. judge blocks expulsions of unaccompanied children under Trump's pandemic-related border rules

18 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday blocked expulsions of unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally, a setback for the outgoing administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which had instituted the policy to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus into the United States.

As Trump refuses to concede defeat, far-right groups plan show of support in Washington

14 Nov 2020

Far-right groups and other backers of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to rally in Washington on Saturday in a public show of support for his unsubstantiated claim of widespread voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election.

As Trump refuses to concede defeat, far-right groups plan show of support in Washington

14 Nov 2020

Far-right groups and other backers of U.S. President Donald Trump plan to rally in Washington on Saturday in a public show of support for his unsubstantiated claim of widespread voting fraud in the Nov. 3 election.

Analysis: How well-managed was the U.S. election? Scoring five key areas

10 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON Americans took to the polls last Tuesday for what many expected to be a contentious and possibly even violent general election.

Factbox: Here are six things Joe Biden will likely do on immigration

08 Nov 2020

When he enters the White House, Joe Biden will likely seek to reverse much of President Donald Trump's immigration legacy and push ahead with his own agenda.

Two men charged with gun offenses near Philadelphia vote counting center

07 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Two men were charged with gun offenses in Philadelphia on Friday after they were arrested the previous night near a vote counting site that has become a focal point for election-related protests, according to the city district attorney's office.

World News

Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down

Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted earlier on Saturday as the two sides make a last ditch attempt to reach an agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.