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Letter shows U.S. asylum officers in Newark, N.J., Boston were reassigned to border cases

Sen. Jeff Merkley says a letter he’s obtained means the Trump admin has suspended processing of “virtually all asylum claims” by migrants in the Northeast. Most U.S. asylum officers working in Boston and Newark, New Jersey, have been reassigned to interview migrant asylum-seekers crossing the southwest border, according to an Aug. 15 letter obtained by […]

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Feds intercept nearly 53,000 illegal Chinese gun parts in Los Angeles

The stocks, muzzles and other parts were packed in their own containers on 3 ships that also carried household items, apparel, toys, and machinery. U.S. officials have intercepted and seized almost 53,000 illegal Chinese gun parts in three separate shipments at the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. The seized items included gun sights, stocks, muzzles […]

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U.S. military drone shot down over Yemen, officials say

Houthi rebels had earlier told the group’s official Al-Masirah T.V. that their air defenses had shot down a U.S. MQ-9 aircraft. A U.S. military drone was shot down over Yemen on Tuesday, according to two U.S. officials, the second such incident in Yemen in the last three months. Multiple reports state the attack took place […]

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Feds subpoena employees at jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself

Some of the employees have declined interview requests, Justice Department investigators say. Federal investigators have sought subpoenas for employees at the federal jail in New York City where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Justice Department officials have said for over a week that some of the employees who […]

Technology

Android 10: Google completely changes look of mobile operating system

The successor to Android Pie will simply be called Android 10, Google has announced, bringing to an end one of tech’s most unusual naming conventions. A complete overhaul to the world’s most popular mobile operating system was introduced by the technology giant in a blog post. Android’s open platform has expanded to tablets, cars, watches […]

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Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees approved for resettlement in U.S.

A draft order obtained says the government “will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented.” The Trump administration is considering a new policy that would allow state and local jurisdictions to deny entry to refugees who have been approved for resettlement in the United States, according to a draft […]

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Exclusive: The foldable Huawei Mate X will have the new Kirin 990 chipset

Huawei’s newest chipset for its cutting-edge foldable Mate X The Huawei Mate X will indeed pack the Kirin 990 chip. Yanmin Wang, president of CEE, Nordic and Canadian Regions of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, confirmed that the company’s Kirin 990 chip would be coming in the next foldable, the Huawei Mate X. “Yes,” said Wang, […]

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Google Photos’ best and creepiest feature is finally coming to Europe

Google Photos is a thoroughly good egg when it comes to backing up all of your photos free of charge, and allowing you to delete them from your smartphone’s hard drive with confidence. However, Americans have been getting a better deal (or worse, depending on your perspective) from the get go. They’ve had access to […]

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DoorDash Reveals Its New Tipping Policy After Customer Outrage

The delivery app came under fire earlier this summer after a report shed light on delivery workers’ hectic jobs. A month after a news report shed light on its problematic tipping policy, food delivery app DoorDash has developed a new system to ensure that customers’ tips actually go to delivery drivers. Tony Xu, DoorDash’s chief […]

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Nintendo Switch’s secret upgrade: how to spot if YOU have the new console

Ever since Nintendo Switch back in July, we’ve been keen to see both it and the new Nintendo Switch Lite in gamers’ hands. And while the Lite is easy to spot, thanks to its completely new design, the refreshed Nintendo Switch with better battery life (an increase from 2.5-6.5 hours of use, to 4.5-9 hours), […]