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The undeniable Venezuelan migrant crisis

International | UN official confirms thousands of Venezuelans are leaving each day amid a global migration wave
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/18, 03:01 pm

About 5,000 Venezuelans are leaving their country every day in the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the UN executive committee last week.

The startling figure brought renewed attention to Venezuela’s growing migration crisis, an emergency the government has refused to acknowledge.

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Haley to leave UN post

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/09/18, 12:25 pm

WASHINGTON—U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will step down at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday from the Oval Office with Haley by his side. The president praised her work, saying, “She’s done an incredible job,” noting that Haley told him six months ago she was considering taking a break.

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Tech and balance

Politics | Washington sees an increasing need to police Google, Facebook, and other internet entities
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/27/18, 06:04 pm

WASHINGTON—The era of blindly trusting tech behemoths to protect consumer privacy and free speech seems to be drawing to a close after a series of blunders from Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

President Donald Trump accused Google back in August of rigging its search results to prioritize negative news about him. The company responded that “search is not used to set a political agenda.”

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