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Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents made racist, sexually explicit, and callous comments about migrants and Hispanic members of Congress, according to a report published by ProPublica on Monday. Close to 9,500 current and former Border Patrol members were members of the group, the news site noted.

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U.S. moves migrant children out of poor conditions

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/25/19, 11:19 am

WASHINGTON—The United States on Monday moved more than 250 migrant children from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, after reports revealed inadequate living conditions at the facility. A team of lawyers that visited the station in Clint, Texas, on Thursday said they saw hungry, filthy children in cramped conditions. Teenagers cared for infants and toddlers, and 15 children had the flu while 10 others lived in medical quarantine.

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A tech cold war

Politics | The U.S. blacklists Chinese tech giant Huawei as a trade war intensifies
by June Cheng
Posted 5/23/19, 08:43 am

Tensions between the United States and China rose in mid-May after the Trump administration placed Chinese telecom giant Huawei on a trade blacklist over espionage concerns. In response, Google said it would suspend business with the second-largest smartphone maker.

Two days later, the U.S. Commerce Department delayed the ban, giving tech companies permission to work with Huawei for another 90 days in order to keep smartphones up-to-date and secure.

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