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The promise and peril of the EU’s new asylum plan

The problem isn’t that the EU is doing too much. It’s that it’s not doing enough.

The truth about violent crime in American cities, explained in 11 charts

Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. But understanding violent crime is much more complicated than simply looking at numbers.

Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

The federal appellate judge is a favorite of the religious right.

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Justice For Breonna Taylor (Part II)

One of the three officers who shot at Breonna Taylor’s apartment was indicted ... for endangering her neighbors. Tessa Duvall from the Louisville Courier-Journal explains. And Vox’s Fabiola Cineas says the ruling isn’t surprising.

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How the US keeps poor people from accessing abortion

Trump is proposing to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries

Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.

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