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Biden’s plan to handle China

Election | In contrast to Trump’s sometimes-hawkish approach, Biden says he would keep China in check by strengthening ties with U.S. allies
by June Cheng
Posted 10/08/20, 05:55 pm

Earlier this year, Donald Trump’s presidential reelection campaign ran a 30-second television ad meant to throw doubt on rival Joe Biden’s ability to handle China. In it, viewers see the Democratic candidate’s head photoshopped onto a mannequin manipulated by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Words on the screen call the former vice president “China’s puppet.”

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A closed door

Immigration | The number of Christian refugees soars as the number the United States admits dwindles
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/14/20, 03:57 pm

One worrying trend that persists in the midst of a pandemic: a refugee crisis rivaling any witnessed in modern history. An estimated 26 million people meet the formal definition of refugee, having fled their countries with a well-founded fear of persecution.

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Liberties in tension

Law | Emergency declarations test the limits of constitutional rights in the United States
by Sarah Erdős
Posted 4/06/20, 01:53 pm

As the United States continues to battle the coronavirus, Americans in 41 states are under orders to stay home. Every state and the federal government have declared an emergency, and enforcement efforts are escalating.

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