Roundups
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Out-of-this-world volcano predictions

Science | Scientists enlist satellites to monitor possible eruptions
by John Dawson
Posted 4/15/21, 04:40 pm

Scientists with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory believe they’ve developed a new way to monitor volcanoes around the world. In a report published recently in the journal Nature Geoscience, the JPL scientists describe how to use satellite data to predict volcanic eruptions months or years in advance.

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Biden inexplicably maintains Trump’s refugee cap

Politics | Admissions this year remain historically low
by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/15/21, 02:22 pm

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden is on track to admit the lowest number of refugees of any modern president.

In a Feb. 4 speech at the U.S. State Department, Biden committed to raising the refugee admissions cap to 125,000, up from former President Donald Trump’s limit of 15,000 for this fiscal year, which ends in September.

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Afghanistan withdrawal puts Christians at risk

International | After U.S. troops leave, the country could become an Islamic state
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/14/21, 05:41 pm

NEAR EAST

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