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"Tent Courts" set up at border towns to ease the burden of immigration cases

The Trump administration has quietly begun implementing its latest measure aimed at easing the burden on immigration courts with a growing regime of asylum cases at the southern border. A new tent court, or "soft-sided" facility, began working this week in Laredo, Texas, to help deal with the tens of thousands of cases of asylum seekers that were part of …

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BBC – Future – You predict the future: What will happen to Brexit?

The phrase "a week is a long time in politics" has never been more true than in recent months in the UK. A new prime minister has taken office, parliament has been assumed and Brexit has continued on its rocky path. Since January, BBC Future has hosted You Predict the Future: Brexit and Beyond, a forecasting challenge with the innovation …

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Boris Johnson 'won't be deterred' from Brexit on 31 October

Image copyright AFP / Getty Boris Johnson has said he "will not be deterred by anybody" from leaving the EU on 31 October. The prime minister said he was "cautiously optimistic" of getting a Brexit deal, but the UK would leave by the deadline "whatever happens". EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he did not have "reasons to be …

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Bahamas brace for a 2nd hit, new 'SNL' cast member comes under fire and Dems clash in third debate: The Morning Rundown

Good morning, NBC News readers. The top ten Democrats went head-to-head in their third debate, Bahamians brace for a possible second hit and NBC News talks to controversial influencer Caroline Calloway. Here's what we're watching today. Democrats clash with front-runner Biden on health care, Obama's legacy, guns The third Democratic presidential debate is in the books. So who won? NBC …

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Sterling versus $ 7 week high in hopes of the Brexit deal

Sterling rose to its highest level since the end of July on Friday when momentum seemed to swell behind the idea that Britain would not leave the European Union without a formal agreement. Shortly after 11am in London, the pound had risen 1% for the session to reach $ 1.2456. Sterling has now increased by more than 4% compared to …

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3,900 evacuees from the Bahamas have arrived in southern Florida

Only a few have been found inadmissible, says Diane J. Sabatino, CBP's director of field operations. Officials make these decisions on a case-by-case basis and among the reasons for rejection, Sabatino said, are past immigration violations and criminal histories. She would not give CNN the exact number of people who have been refused entry. "We are not abandoning the law …

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Britain's last tin mine could reopen as tech companies chase ethical metals

Once the mining center of the world, Cornwall is dotted with more than 2,000 derelict engine houses, many of them along its rugged coastline. Tin mining and smelting in this southwest corner of rural England dates back thousands of years. But in the late 19th century, when new deposits were discovered in East Asia and South America, English tin became …

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Bercow warns Johnson not to comply with Brexit law

Media playback is not supported on your device Media texts Bercow: "We … cannot debate whether the law is required." John Bercow has promised "creativity" in parliament if Boris Johnson ignores a law aimed at stopping a Brexit without a deal. The Speaker of the municipalities also said in a speech that the only possible Brexit was one supported by …

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Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed due to protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Hong Kong Open is one of many major sporting events in the territory                  The Hong Kong Tennis Open, due to start on October 5, has been postponed because of ongoing protests. The organizers said they would be better placed to have a "smooth running tournament … [at a] later time." Hong Kong …

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