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Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, smashing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019. Is it a crisis? 

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Senior Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday that active duty personnel will be in place by Saturday at ports of entry in El Paso and San Diego. They'll also send aviation support.

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The U.S. Embassy in Yemen, one of 19 embassies and consulates closed earlier this month because of a terrorist threat, has reopened to provide limited public services, the State Department announced Tuesday.

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Tropical Storm Katia shut down roads, bridges and sporting events Monday in Ireland and Britain, where residents braced for the strongest wind gusts in 15 years.

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Chile's first lady on Wednesday reassured all 33 rescued miners that the government won't abandon them, a day after she announced early retirement benefits for just under half of them.

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The number of people killed when their boat smashed into rocky cliffs along an Australian island rose to 48 on Monday, as Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned that those still missing may never be found.

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Police divers have pulled two bodies from the sunken wreckage of a boat that was packed with asylum seekers trying to reach Australia when it was smashed to pieces on rocks at a remote island, taking the death toll from the disaster to 30.

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Australians on a high cliff watched helplessly Wednesday as a wooden boat smuggling about 70 would-be migrants was smashed against the rocks of Christmas Island by monstrous waves, dumping screaming men, women and children into the stormy surf. At least 28 people died.

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A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

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The Obama administration said Tuesday it will stop detaining asylum seekers who have a credible fear of persecution in their home countries.

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A doctor leading a group

therapy session gave participants

drugs and other substances

that killed two and left

10 hospitalized, Berlin police

said Sunday.

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Julian Bond says he has changed his mind and will seek another term as NAACP board chairman.

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Israel said Sunday it will no longer allow refugees

from Darfur to stay after they

sneak across the border from

Egypt, drawing criticism from

those who say the Jewish state is

morally obliged to offer sanctuary

to people fleeing mass murder.

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