Federal judge orders Biden administration to revive Trump-era border policy

A federal judge in Texas has ordered the Biden administration to revive a Trump-era border policy that required migrants to stay in Mexico until their US immigration court date. Shortly after President Joe Biden took office, he ended the policy known as “remain in Mexico” that resulted in thousands of non-Mexican migrants having to wait in Mexico until their immigration hearings, often in dangerous conditions. In April, the state of Texas and the state of Missouri sued the Biden administration, arguing that reversing the policy led to a surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border that inflicted costs on the

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Coronavirus Updates: GOP senator pushes back on states blocking masks

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy says he disagrees with GOP governors in Florida and Texas who are blocking mask mandates even as COVID-19 cases spike higher. Cassidy, a Louisiana physician, said Sunday that “local officials should be listened to” if hospital ICUs in a community are full because of rising infections and school officials want to implement safeguards such as mask-wearing ahead of students returning in the fall. He told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he doesn’t agree with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or Texas Gov. Greg Abbott because as a conservative, he doesn’t want “to top down from Washington,

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Rose McGowan tears into Alyssa Milano, Joe Biden, Time’s Up CEO amid Cuomo scandal: ‘Your time is up’

The 47-year-old “Charmed” alum has long been an advocate for sexual harassment and abuse victims. This week, she tore into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after state Attorney General Letitia James’ report found he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal law. Now, McGowan is also going after Time’s Up CEO and President Tina Tchen after James’ report claimed she allegedly provided guidance on the drafting of a letter Cuomo advisers released that denied the legitimacy of allegations made by his first accuser and former aide Lindsey Boylan. In a statement shared to Twitter, McGowan turned her

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Tara Reade fires back after Jen Psaki claims Biden allegations were ‘heavily litigated’ during election

Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleged last year that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, fired back at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for claiming that the allegations made against the president were “heavily litigated” during the 2020 election cycle. During Wednesday’s press briefing, New York Post reporter Steve Nelson connected President Biden’s call for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following the sexual harassment allegations made against him to the list of the various allegations that were made against the-then Democratic candidate for president, mentioning Reade by name as well as the group

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Entertainment news of July 29: Woman says Raj Kundra forced her to do bold scenes, Salman’s birthday wish for Sanjay Dutt

It is another day in the world of entertainment, with the industry celebrating Sanjay Dutt’s birthday, and coming out in support of actor Shilpa Shetty in the aftermath of the Raj Kundra porn case controversy. The makers of KGF Chapter 2 shared a brand new poster on the occasion of the Bollywood star’s special day, even as his family and Bollywood colleagues wished him. “‘War is meant for progress, even the vultures will agree with me’ – #Adheera, Happy Birthday @duttsanjay,” read the post featuring Dutt as the KGF 2 baddie Adheera. Dutt looked grand and menacing at the same

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UK Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of activists gathered in Brixton, a center for the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans. They also demanded legislation to compensate legal U.K. residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. “The Windrush injustice would not have happened if Africans were

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Airline pilot navigates Dubai’s competitive sailing scene

At the weekend, airline pilot Bernado Landaboure swaps his Boeing 777 to join his race team on a 35ft sailboat. Euronews caught up with him at a sailing regatta off the Dubai coastline. His Lavazza sailboat is just one of 40 vessels that raced in the regatta organised by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. Landaboure explained that competition is intense between teams in each of the club’s four divisions, which range from beginners to experienced sailors. The Crew Landabourne has brought together a team of 15 people who sail on rotation for each race due to crew limits imposed for

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Green Pass: Which countries in Europe do you need one for?

A rising number of countries in Europe are planning legislation that will make it illegal to enter bars and restaurants without proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. An influx of cases in countries including France, the Netherlands and Italy means options are being tabled to operate ‘green passes’ across all indoor hospitality venues. Each place has a slightly different idea of how this could work which means it could get confusing, so we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to what a hospitality vaccine pass could mean for your next trip. What is a hospitality green pass and why is it

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Stricter rules and absent tourists put Portugal’s restaurants in tough spot

LISBON – Lisbon’s restaurant owners, already struggling to survive without the usual hordes of summer tourists, expressed consternation at a new measure implemented on Saturday requiring tests or a vaccination certificate to sit indoors. “I think it’s a positive measure if a lot more certificates are made available to clients,” said Manuel Jorge Alves, 48, owner of a traditional Portuguese restaurant in a street not far from Lisbon’s riverfront. “But for the moment it’s about 2 million Portuguese … that’s one in five. And we’ve not had demand from tourists, because there have been restrictions on travel. This area is

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This tropical landscape garden in Brazil has just won a major accolade

Globally renowned for its natural beauty, Rio de Janeiro received a new international distinction Tuesday as UNESCO added landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx’s former home to its list of World Heritage sites. The Sitio Burle Marx in western Rio features more than 3,500 species of plants native to Rio and is considered a laboratory for botanical and landscape experimentation. The recognition was granted during a meeting of UNESCO’s Heritage Committee in China. The site was designated a Cultural Landscape, a category that celebrates places allowing interaction between the environment and people. “The garden features the key characteristics that came to

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