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After outcry, Biden plans to lift refugee cap in May

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements and getting swift blowback from allies in return.
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Police ask for help identifying Portland rioters

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

PORTLAND — Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland caused significant damage, and authorities urged downtown businesses to review security video to help police apprehend more rioters.
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California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a crime.
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In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence.
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U.S. deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East African nation and is likely to face prosecution there.
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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

UPDATED: Sat., April 17, 2021

BERLIN — A senior Iranian official offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, saying Saturday that a “new understanding” appears to be taking shape.