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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 07, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

Minnesota Star Tribune. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Emergency powers strengthened Minnesota Resolve differences with good-faith negotiations, not Wisconsin-style court fights. Last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down a...

US and Mexico discuss immigration in high level meetings

Mar. 23, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. delegation discussed immigration and regional development in a series of meetings in Mexico Tuesday at a time when the rising number of migrants arriving at their shared border has raised concerns in both countries. The administration of...

US reports surge of kids at SW border, a challenge for Biden

Mar. 11, 2021 08:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant children and families seeking to cross the U.S. southwest border has surged to levels not seen since before the pandemic, a challenge for President Joe Biden as he works to undo the restrictive immigration policies of his predecessor. ...

Time, transparency needed as Biden inherits frazzled census

Jan. 21, 2021 21:13 PM EST

Battered by criticism that the 2020 census was dangerously politicized by the Trump administration, the U.S. Census Bureau under a new Biden administration has the tall task of restoring confidence in the numbers that will be used to determine funding and political power. ...

Settlement in racial bias case includes sheriff's apology

Jan. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that includes a written apology from the county's sheriff, her attorneys said Thursday. ...

Boats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to Spain

Jan. 20, 2021 02:32 AM EST

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Beneath a star-packed sky in the Sahara, smugglers and handymen unearth a boat buried in the sand, a made-to-order vessel for carrying migrants from the North African coast to Spain’s Canary Islands. With seasoned skill, the men hoist the...

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

Jan. 19, 2021 15:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday. An annual winter count by the...

UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2 million by mid-2020

Jan. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel worldwide — an estimated 27% decrease in expected growth. Clare...