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In shift, DHS head says images from border ‘horrified’ him

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

Photos and video of a Border Patrol agent on horseback using his long leather reins to lash at Haitian migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border prompted outrage Tuesday from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who seemingly sought to explain away the action a day earlier during a visit to South Texas.
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Gabby Petito story boosted by social media, true-crime craze

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a multitude of armchair detectives and others sharing tips, possible sightings and theories by way of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.
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U.S. easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

The U.S. said Monday it will ease airline restrictions this fall on travel to the country for people who have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test, replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are far lower.
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FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

 FBI agents and police Monday swarmed the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out in a van on a cross-country trek.
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Biden pitching partnership after bumpy stretch with allies

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming increasingly skeptical about how much U.S. foreign policy really has changed since Donald Trump left the White House.