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by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 01:51 pm

No safe haven

[ Sept. 14 ] Thanks to Sophia Lee for reporting the other side of the story. Certainly we should try to catch those abusing the immigration system, but that’s not a reason to shut it all down. People really are in grave danger, and we have a legal mechanism to help them. I only wish it were functioning. —Laura Weieneth on wng.org

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Alamy

Quick Takes

News
by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 01:17 pm

Water fight

The Russian navy has reported that one of its vessels came under attack and was sunk during a September research mission in the Arctic Ocean. The vessel was a rubber landing craft. The attacker: an angry walrus. An official release from Russia’s Northern Fleet speculated that the female walrus was probably defending her nearby young. The walrus managed to sink the boat, but not before the Russian sailors were able to scramble to shore. The incident happened off the coast of Franz Josef Land.


 

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Quotables

News
by The Editors
Posted 10/10/19, 01:01 pm

‘Carrie Lam has made her choice.’

Activist from Hong Kong Joshua Wong, citing Jesus’ teaching that no man can serve two masters, in a tweet on the decision by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, a professed Catholic, to enact an emergency measure to ban masks in Hong Kong due to the protests. Wong said Lam’s loyalty is to Beijing.

 


 

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