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Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstop

Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstopPrime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement in the Brexit deal that has angered so many across parliament. Announcing that she would delay a vote on her agreement with the EU she looked set to lose, May told lawmakers if they wanted an alternative arrangement with the bloc, they must be honest about the downsides of the other options – a second referendum, continued single market membership and a no deal Brexit.



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Mexico says migrants have right to seek U.S. asylum, rejects closing border

Mexico says migrants have right to seek U.S. asylum, rejects closing borderVidegaray, who leaves office at the weekend, said the incoming Mexican government was also not planning to accept U.S. demands that it give asylum to the migrants, thousands of whom have arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border in caravans in recent weeks. Videgaray said the migrants were welcome to stay in Mexico while they waited to file asylum claims in the United States.



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Tijuana authorities seek help as sickness spreads through migrant camp

Tijuana authorities seek help as sickness spreads through migrant campTijuana’s authorities are increasingly concerned about the spread of diseases in the city, as 5,000 members of the migrant “caravan” camp in temporary shelters, awaiting the chance to apply for asylum in the United States. The government of Baja California – the state in which the Mexican border city lies – has treated hundreds of migrants for respiratory infections and other ailments. On Friday they reported treating 818 respiratory infections and providing 1,286 general medical consultations to members of the migrant caravan, who are living inside a converted sports centre in downtown Tijuana. Inside the shelter, Paula Cortes, 21, and her family huddled around a 2-year-old baby Isaac, who lay feverish, listless and covered with blankets. “He’s very, very sick,” said Ms Cortes, speaking to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I’m too worried right now but they won’t send a doctor in here. They told us to take him outside to the medical tent.” Juan Manuel Gastelum, the mayor of Tijuana, pictured with his San Diego counterpart, Kevin Faulconer. Mr Gastelum says the federal authorities in Mexico City are not doing enough to help Tijuana Juan Manuel Gastelum, mayor of the border city, has declared a humanitarian crisis and appealed to the United Nations for help. He has also criticised the Mexican government for not doing enough, accusing them of “categorically omitting and not complying with their legal obligations.” He added: “So, we’re now asking them, and international humanitarian aid groups, to bring in and carry out humanitarian assistance.” The Mexican government has talked about sending 20 tons of resources to Tijuana to help, but Mr Gastelum pointed out that 15 tons of that consisted of materials to reinforce the border and only five tons were for the migrants. A migrant girl arriving in Tijuana Manuel Figueroa, who leads the city's social services department, said Tijuana was bringing in portable toilets and showers, as well as shampoo and soap. "Because of the absence, the apathy and the abandonment of the federal government, we are having to turn to international institutions like the UN," he said. Some of the migrants staged a small demonstration at the city's Chaparral border crossing on Thursday, and a few dozen spent the night there. Police cordoned off the streets around the crossing on Friday, slowing the border traffic, but by the evening the migrants had returned to the shelter after the authorities warned them they risked deportation.



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U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penaltyThe U.S. Treasury Department sanctions were the first concrete response by the Trump administration to Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved. The measure was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals.



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Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival ratesBILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S. West.



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Incoming House Ways and Means Committee chairman will seek Trump tax returns

Incoming House Ways and Means Committee chairman will seek Trump tax returnsRep. Richard Neal says that Democrats will request the president's tax returns, despite their being under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.



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U.S. Democrats seek hearings on Trump’s ouster of Sessions

U.S. Democrats seek hearings on Trump’s ouster of SessionsTrump forced the resignation of Sessions on Wednesday, a day after elections in which his fellow Republicans lost control of the House but increased their majority in the Senate. In a letter saying the move placed the country “in the throes of a constitutional crisis,” House Judiciary Committee Democrats demanded action from the panel’s Republican Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and called for bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any effort to stymie the probe. Mueller is investigating Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and any collusion by Trump’s campaign.



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Seek Out Mentors Who Can Help You in Your Premed Path

Seek Out Mentors Who Can Help You in Your Premed PathSimilarly, drawing on the wisdom of mentors will help you to streamline your path to medical school. Premed advisors are professionals who can help navigate the process of figuring out your fit for a medical career, scheduling your courses, checking off medical school pre-requisites, and applying to medical schools. For struggling students, premed advisors can provide suggestions for improvement or a vital reality check to encourage students to consider a Plan B.



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Chicago mayor will not seek re-election

Chicago mayor will not seek re-electionRahm Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference on Tuesday morning.



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Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North Carolina

Police seek protesters who toppled Confederate statue in North CarolinaProtesters pulled the statue down with rope, cheering as it lay face down in the mud, its head and back covered in dirt. The university system’s board chair, Harry Smith, and president, Margaret Spellings, denounced the toppling of the statue in a joint statement. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a statement he shared protesters “frustration” over statues but condemned the violent destruction of public property.



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