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More than 14,000 migrant children in U.S. custody

International | A record high despite fewer child arrivals at U.S. borders
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/26/18, 02:43 pm

MEXICO: U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas on migrants who crossed the Tijuana River Sunday to enter the United States, and for several hours the busiest U.S. border crossing was closed.

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Bolsonaro takes Brazil to the right

International | Evangelicals may have played a major role in electing him president of the largest South American country
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/29/18, 12:25 pm

BRAZIL: “This government will be a defender of the constitution, democracy, and of truth,” said incoming President Jair Bolsonaro after winning Sunday’s election. “This is a promise not of the party, a vain promise of man, it is a promise to God.” The former congressman’s victory marked a hard pivot right after the largest country in South America was overwhelmed by scandals on the left.

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Angela Merkel will not seek reelection

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/18, 10:01 am

Angela Merkel announced Monday that this would be her final parliamentary term as Germany’s chancellor. At the same meeting with the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel said she would also step down as leader of the party, which lost significant ground in a regional election Sunday, and would not try to influence who is chosen as her successor.

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