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Britain announces post-Brexit immigration policy

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/03/18, 11:50 am

Citizens of the European Union will not receive preferential immigration status post-Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday. The new policy represents Britain’s biggest shift in immigration policy in a generation. Currently, all EU nationals can live and work in Britain under the bloc’s free-movement rules, but the new immigration policy gives migrants with skills needed by the nation priority over low-skilled migrants.

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Congress funds government but not border wall

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/27/18, 10:50 am

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending bill Wednesday that would avert a government shutdown, at least until after November’s midterm elections. The appropriations bill, passed by a vote of 361-61, keeps the government operating through Dec. 7. The Senate previously passed the bill, which provides funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Defense. It includes a nearly $3 billion increase in funds to fight the opioid epidemic and a $20 billion boost for the Pentagon.

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German bishop apologizes for Catholic abuses

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/26/18, 11:21 am

A top German bishop has apologized for thousands of sexual abuse cases that took place inside the Catholic Church there. “I’m ashamed for so many looking away, not wanting to recognize what happened and not helping the victims,” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops Conference, told reporters. “That goes for me as well.” A devastating report released Tuesday concluded that clergy members abused nearly 4,000 people between 1946 and 2014. The report found that more than half of the victims were age 13 or younger and most were boys.

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