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Trump Administration Implements ‘Third Country’ Rule to Alleviate Border Crisis

Trump Administration Implements ‘Third Country’ Rule to Alleviate Border CrisisThe Trump administration on Monday announced a new “safe third country” policy that will drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to receive asylum in the U.S.The new policy, which will take effect when it is published in the Federal Register Tuesday, requires that migrants first apply for refugee status in Mexico, or whatever country they enter after leaving home, before seeking asylum in the U.S. Under the policy, only those migrants who have been denied asylum in another country will be eligible to seek asylum in the U.S.“Ultimately, today's action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits,” Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said in a statement.The rule change, which is sure to be met with numerous legal challenges, is designed to discourage economic migrants from applying for asylum and includes exceptions for victims of human trafficking and other crimes.Attorney General Bill Barr said the move would stop “forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”The policy shift builds on the previously implemented Migrant Protection Protocols, which required that certain asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are being adjudicated.Federal law allows anyone who enters the U.S. to apply for asylum but includes an exception for those who first travel through a "safe third country."Currently, the U.S. only has a "safe third country" agreement with Canada and administration officials have thus far been rebuffed in their efforts to secure a similar arrangement with Mexico. Central American countries, including Guatemala and El Salvador, are considering adopting a regional compact to strike a similar deal with the U.S., but there is a legal challenge pending in Guatemala that is now preventing the finalization of any such deal.



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Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spellGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was “very well”, despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that has focused attention on her health. Merkel began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. A source close to the government had said the cause of the repeat shaking was now psychological, with memories of the first incident provoking renewed trembling at events with similar settings.



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Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spellGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was “very well”, despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that has focused attention on her health. Merkel began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. A source close to the government had said the cause of the repeat shaking was now psychological, with memories of the first incident provoking renewed trembling at events with similar settings.



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Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spellGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was “very well”, despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that has focused attention on her health. Merkel began shaking involuntarily as national anthems were being played at the reception of Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. A source close to the government had said the cause of the repeat shaking was now psychological, with memories of the first incident provoking renewed trembling at events with similar settings.



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Warren raises $19.1 million for presidential bid in second quarter, third among crowd of rivals

Warren raises $  19.1 million for presidential bid in second quarter, third among crowd of rivalsDemocratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren raised $ 19.1 million in the second quarter of the year, placing her in the top three for the period among top-tier rivals, her campaign announced in an email to supporters on Monday. The top second-quarter fundraising hauls among Democratic candidates reported so far have been by South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who raised $ 24.8 million, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who raised $ 21.5 million. More than two dozen Democrats are competing for the party’s nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.



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Harris surges to third place in national poll after debate

Harris surges to third place in national poll after debateHarris’ surge came largely at former Vice President Joe Biden’s expense.



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Trump supporters in Florida say the president needs a third term

Trump supporters in Florida say the president needs a third termConservatives at the official launch of the Trump 2020 campaign in Orlando say that illegal immigrants have no place in the U.S. and that if President Trump could have a third term, they would be onboard.



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LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airport

LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airportTravelers who were at the airport April 3 could be at risk for developing measles, which can be present up to 21 days after exposure.



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North Dakota becomes third state to ban abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation

North Dakota becomes third state to ban abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuationNorth Dakota's governor on Wednesday signed a bill outlawing a second-trimester abortion procedure, joining two others states banning the practice.



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Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third day

Uganda hunt for kidnapped US tourist enters third dayUgandan security forces scoured dense bush on Thursday in the hunt for a US tourist and her safari guide who were kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. “The operation to rescue the tourist is still ongoing,” Uganda’s tourism minister, Godfrey Kiwanda, told AFP on Thursday. Four kidnappers stopped a group of tourists at gunpoint around dusk on Tuesday as they drove through the Queen Elizabeth National Park on safari to see wild animals.



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