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Politics Sep 21In shift, DHS head says images from border ‘horrified’ him
While a day earlier he seemingly sought to explain away the action, Mayorkas said Tuesday he was "horrified" by photos that have spread widely on social media.
Nation Sep 09U.S. doubles the fine for people who break mask rule on planes
First-time offenders would face a potential fine of $500 to $1,000 and second-time offenders could pay $1,000 to $3,000 under rules that the Transportation Security Administration said will go into effect Friday.
Politics Sep 09Guantanamo Bay prison remains an unresolved legacy of 9/11
President Joe Biden turned the page on one legacy of 9/11 when he ended the war in Afghanistan, but he has yet to do much about another: the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Nation Sep 03WATCH: Mayorkas says U.S. could admit more than 50,000 people from airlift
The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security says the government expects to admit more than 50,000 people into the country from the Afghanistan airlift.
Politics Aug 30Bali bomb case starts in Guantanamo 18 years after capture
Indonesian prisoner Encep Nurjaman, known as Hambali, and two Malaysians began their arraignment Monday before a military commission. The charges include murder, conspiracy and terrorism.
World Aug 25AP EXPLAINER: What’s happening with Afghanistan evacuations?
While the pace has picked up in recent days, it's still a chaotic scramble as people seek to escape. Afghans trying to reach the airport face a gauntlet of danger, and there are far more who want to leave than…
Politics Jul 09U.S. stops jailing pregnant migrants, reversing Trump policy
The new directive doesn't bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement from initiating proceedings to deport migrants without legal status. But it would not longer jail them if they are pregnant, nursing or have given birth within the past year while they…
Politics Jun 24U.S. blocks solar panel materials from China over labor abuses
The moves could make it harder for the U.S. to meet renewable energy goals aimed at addressing climate change. That's because about 45% of the global supply of the polysilicon used to make photovoltaic cells for solar panels comes from…
Politics Jun 08WATCH: Colonial Pipeline CEO says ransom payment was among his ‘toughest decisions’
The chief executive of the massive fuel pipeline hit by ransomware last month will tell senators on Tuesday that authorizing a multi-million-dollar payment to hackers was the right thing to do to bring an end to fuel shortages affecting much…
Nation May 27U.S. pipelines ordered to increase cyber defenses after hack
U.S. pipeline operators will be required for the first time to conduct a cybersecurity assessment under a Biden administration directive in response to the ransomware hack that disrupted gas supplies in several states this month.