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The White House has criticised images that show a US border patrol agent on horseback appearing to use a whip to threaten migrants. Press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday called the scenes “horrific” but added that more information was needed. In both footage and photos, agents are shown confronting migrants near a camp by the
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Efforts to compensate victims of Ponzi fraudster Allen Stanford have recouped more than $1bn, lawyers for a court-appointed receiver have revealed. The milestone was hailed as a “significant achievement” – 12 years after the Texan former tycoon’s scam was exposed. Stanford, 71, is serving a 110-year prison sentence after his conviction in 2012 for running
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Joe Biden has launched a series of measures to protect Americans from the “silent killer” of extreme heat, with dangerous temperatures exacerbated by climate change. It follows a hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths across the country, from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana. Extreme heat is
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