Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

DEL RIO, Texas — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from Mexico. Scores of people waded back and forth across the Rio Grande on Saturday afternoon, re-entering Mexico to purchase water, food and diapers in Ciudad Acuña before returning to the Texas encampment under and near a bridge in the border city of Del Rio. Junior Jean, a 32-year-old man from Haiti, watched

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How LA County countered recall-election disinformation in real time on social media

Efforts to combat misinformation intensified on Twitter during the days leading up to Tuesday’s recall election to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who appears to have retained his gubernatorial seat, according to an ABC News projection of the election results. Since the 2020 presidential election, there’s been more awareness of the damaging effects of the spread of misinformation on social media with fears that increasing numbers of people are engaging with false content. Voters drop off their mail-in ballots as California goes to the polls in a gubernatorial recall election, in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021. The Los Angeles County

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The FDA panel decision on vaccine boosters shows the process worked: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. September 19, 2021, 1:30 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article After the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel rejected a plan on Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots for all Americans, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci defended the White House’s earlier plan to begin rolling out the shots this month. “The plan was that we have to be ready to do this as soon as the decision is made and when you have a plan, you put a date on it,

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Texas abortion ban puts spotlight on medication abortions

Before 1973, fatal “back-alley” and “coat-hanger” procedures in places where abortion was illegal became emblematic of the impact of abortion bans. But in modern times, those images have become obsolete with the use of medication abortion, advocates say. This has become especially relevant in light of Texas’ new abortion law that bans the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, making it inaccessible for many across the state. “An abortion road trip is a thing of the past,” said Elisa Wells, co-founder and co-director of Plan C, an abortion research and pro-abortion rights advocacy group. “We have safe

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Women who took MAGA hat, tore up Trump sign get probation

Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation ByThe Associated Press September 18, 2021, 5:15 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WILMINGTON, Del. — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation. In a video viewed millions of times on social media, Olivia Winslow and Camryn

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Top doctors say not so fast to Biden’s boosters-for-all plan

WASHINGTON — Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine to all Americans. But after campaigning for the White House on a pledge to “follow the science,” Biden found himself uncharacteristically ahead of it with that lofty pronouncement. Some of the nation’s top medical advisers on Friday delivered a stinging rebuke of the idea, in essence telling the White House: not so fast. A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden’s plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the

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Indonesia’s most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout

Indonesia’s military says security forces have killed the country’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group By MOHAMMAD TAUFAN Associated Press September 18, 2021, 4:03 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PALU, Indonesia — Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group was killed Saturday in a shootout with security forces, the Indonesian military said, in a sweeping counterterrorism campaign against extremists in the remote mountain jungles. Ali Kalora was one of two militants killed in the raid, said Central Sulawesi’s regional military chief Brig. Gen. Farid Makruf.

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