Associated Press/Photo by Julia de Luc

A gripping photo at the Rio Grande

International | Image of drowned father and child calls more attention to migration woes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/27/19, 01:47 pm

MEXICO: A photo of a migrant father and his 23-month-old daughter sunk face down on the muddy bank of the Rio Grande highlights the perils facing Central American migrants hoping for asylum in the United States—and is galvanizing congregations in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Associated Press/Photo by Al-hadji Kudra Maliro (file)

Runaway Ebola outbreak in Congo

International | Ongoing unrest makes it difficult for health workers to contain the disease
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/09/19, 04:43 pm

Security challenges and distrust of health workers are driving the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Since this latest epidemic began in August 2018, officials have recorded 1,026 confirmed cases, including 683 deaths. The outbreak is centered in the northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, also the epicenter of armed clashes and intercommunal unrest.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

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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