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Nielsen resignation adds to Cabinet vacancies

International | DHS secretary reportedly was blindsided by president’s threats to close the border
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/08/19, 12:25 pm

UNITED STATES: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned during a meeting with President Donald Trump Sunday—leaving top Cabinet positions covering national security vacant. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned in December and the post remains unfilled, while the Department of Interior also is without a secretary.

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Traffic jam at U.S.-Mexico border

International | Truckers work overtime to make deliveries in case the border closes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/03/19, 02:59 pm

MEXICO: Republican leaders in Congress and leading trade groups are urging President Donald Trump not to close the U.S.-Mexico border, as he threatens to do, saying it would be economically devastating.

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Coptic bishop found dead in Egyptian monastery

International | Bishop Epiphanius was regarded as a ‘towering figure of the Coptic Church’
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/30/18, 02:17 pm

EGYPT: Coptic Orthodox Bishop Epiphanius was found dead Sunday morning, lying in a pool of blood and apparently murdered in a corridor of the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great in Wadi El Natrun, where he served as abbot.

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