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Rehab gone wrong

International | London attack raises questions about the handling of ISIS detainees
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/02/19, 12:38 pm

BRITAIN: The London Bridge attacker was depicted as a success story in the rehab program where the convicted jihadist launched his knife attack Friday. He killed two people and wounded three others before bystanders chased him down and police shot and killed him.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kin Cheung

A ‘democratic tsunami’

International | Hong Kong’s election results put pressure on the pro-China government
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/25/19, 10:26 am

HONG KONG: Pro-democracy candidates swept Hong Kong district council elections over the weekend, a “democratic tsunami” pressuring the territory’s Beijing-backed government to bow to demands for greater freedoms.

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Associated Press/Photo by Karin Laub

U.S. gathers data on refugees

International | Homeland Security to collect information via UN, as U.S. refugee admissions drop
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/22/19, 12:59 pm

UNITED STATES: The Department of Homeland Security has begun collecting biometric information on every refugee referred for resettlement in the United States—and may hold onto it indefinitely—even though the Trump administration has floated plans to zero out refugee admissions in the coming fiscal year.

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