Iraqi Refugees ‘Extremely Vulnerable’ to COVID-19, MSF Says  

More than 1 million Iraqis who fled from Islamic State and are now living in overcrowded and filthy camps are “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. “In the camps where MSF provides medical care, families are congested inside single tents and have scarce access to adequate hygiene facilities,” said Tetyana Pylypenko, MSF medical coordinator in Iraq. “Mixing with other […]

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Nearly 1,000 US Immigration Detention Center Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

NEW YORK – More than 930 employees of private contractors running U.S. immigration detention centers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to congressional testimony given by company executives on Monday.  The heads of four companies — CoreCivic, The GEO Group, Management & Training Corp (MTC) and LaSalle Corrections — that detain immigrants on […]

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Top Democrats Blast Trump’s Commutation of Roger Stone Sentence

WASHINGTON – Two leading U.S. Democrats on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump’s clemency for his long-time friend Roger Stone, wiping out his 40-month prison sentence for political wrongdoing, saying it was a perversion of American legal standards. “It’s staggering corruption,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence during an interview on […]

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