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How a policy shift may have led to the border confrontation with the migrant caravan

The U.S. policy of “metering” – only allowing in migrants if there's room in holding facilities – is creating huge backlogs and building frustration.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Suicide prevention: Self-care tips, true stories on how survivors cope

People struggling with thoughts of suicide can cope with the bad days, find joy and stay alive.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Russia-Ukraine crisis turns on Kiev politics, irreconcilable views of Crimea

As military engagements go, this past weekend’s action, in which Russian forces seized three small Ukrainian naval vessels near the disputed Kerch Strait, was a small skirmish on the edges of a simmering conflict zone. The invocation of martial law underscores just how shaky Ukraine’s democratic institutions remain, despite almost five years of aspiring to European standards. More seriously, critics worry ...

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Stepping back from the edge

My mom’s suicide changed everything. Here’s how I found hope again.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Downloading the newest Wi-Fi protocols: 802.11ax and 802.11ay explained

Enlarge / Wi-Fi connects the world together, but it’s still quite complicated. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Look, Wi-Fi still kind of sucks. And marketing excesses aside, its worst problems all revolve around airtime distribution among multiple devices. Unlike LTE (the protocol cellular data uses), 802.11 WI-Fi is a protocol with no central management, which leaves all nearby devices duking it out ...

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Customs and Border Protection says Tijuana tear gas incident is under internal review

Customs and Border Protection officials defended the use of tear gas against migrants amid a “chaotic situation” at the San Ysidro port of entry.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Number of undocumented immigrants in USA falls to 12-year low, researchers say

Researchers say economics and stricter border security are key factors in the fall in the number of people here illegally to 10.7 million.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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COP24: Nationalism and the challenge of climate change

Two major international meetings are about to take place, and the first – the G20 summit of the world’s leading economic powers – is likely to grab the lion’s share of the headlines. At issue is climate change. The task at COP24 is to draw up a rulebook to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement’s aim of dramatically slowing it down, ...

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