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A migrant family crosses the border into El Paso, Texas, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are being allowed into the country as they wait for courts to decide on their cases, unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

DHS secretary blames Trump for new border surge

- The Washington Times

As the U.S.-Mexico border situation spirals downward, new Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Monday blamed his Trump predecessors for leaving him a “gutted” system he said is unable to manage the needs.

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Man cleared of double murder sues over torture confession

Associated Press

A man who received a certificate of innocence after spending 33 years in prison in the 1987 death of his mother-in-law and her mother has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, his lawyer said Monday.

Boy Scouts submit reorganization plan to bankruptcy court

- Associated Press

The Boy Scouts of America submitted a bankruptcy reorganization plan Monday that envisions continued operations of its local troops and national adventure camps but leaves many unanswered questions about how it will resolve tens of thousands of sexual abuse claims by former Boy Scouts

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Cuomo appears during a news conference about the COVID-19 vaccine at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Dec. 3, 2020, left, and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Dec. 9, 2018.  CNN said it had reinstated a prohibition on Chris Cuomo interviewing or doing stories about his brother. The policy avoids a conflict of interest or at the very least the appearance of one. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chris Cuomo tells CNN viewers he 'obviously' can't cover brother's scandal

CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers Monday that he "obviously" couldn't cover the stories surrounding his older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is accused of sexual harassment by two women who work in state government and a third who he allegedly encountered at a wedding.

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo, jailed former President Alberto Fujimori attends his hearing at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Fujimori is facing new charges on March 1, 2021, accused of being the mastermind of the sterilization against their will of more than 1 thousand Quechua Indigenous women during his administration. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

In Peru, sterilization case against Fujimori goes to court

Associated Press

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection.

Man who killed wife, tried to kill step-daughter sentenced

Associated Press

A man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife in 2018 in North Bend was sentenced to a total of 26 years behind bars for that and other crimes Friday afternoon, Coos County District Attorney R. Paul Frasier announced.

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

- Associated Press

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador on Monday disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying in a tweet: “Let us all move forward to tackle the serious business of world issues!!"

Joshua Wong, right, one of the 47 pro-democracy Hong Kong activists, is escorted by Correctional Services officers to prison in Hong Kong, early Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hong Kong police on Monday brought 47 pro-democracy activists to court on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing last year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong democracy activists headed to court for second day

Associated Press

A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's national security law was set to resume Tuesday after a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight after one defendant appeared to collapse and was taken away in an ambulance.