Top Iranian general reportedly killed in Baghdad airstrike | News | DW | 03.01.2020 Does anyone know what we are doing out there?

Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani was killed, Iraqi television reports, with US officials confirming that strikes against two Iran-linked targets were carried out. The move is a potential turning point in the Middle East.

Source: Top Iranian general reportedly killed in Baghdad airstrike | News | DW | 03.01.2020

‘The salt they pump back in kills everything’: is the cost of Chile’s fresh water too high?

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Antofagasta, situated on the edge of the Atacama Desert, relies on a vast desalination plant which provides the city with drinking water – but the waste brine is killing wildlife, say fishermen

As Eduardo Muñoz drifts his ageing skiff into Antofagasta’s harbour, flecks of paint peeling from its prow, he looks disconsolate.

“I used to get twice as many clams from every dive,” he mutters bitterly, hauling two large sacks of shellfish on to the dock and ruffling the salt from his hair.

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US sends asylum seekers to Mexico to await hearings held 350 miles away

our shame grows and our democracy gets smaller.

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Authorities are expanding the Remain in Mexico program, which critics say puts migrants into dangerous border towns

The US government has started sending asylum seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings that will be scheduled roughly 350 miles (563 kilometers) away in Ciudad Juárez.

Authorities are expanding a program known as Remain in Mexico that requires tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait out their immigration court hearings in Mexico. Until this week, the government was driving some asylum seekers from Nogales, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas, so they could be returned to Juárez.

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Here Are the 207 Members of Congress Who Just Asked SCOTUS to Consider Overruling Roe v. Wade

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A coalition of 207 members of Congress on Thursday filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court asking it to “reconsider” two landmark abortion cases—Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Se. PA v. Casey—in an apparent effort to crush reproductive rights at the federal level. The brief, which is hinged on battle over a…

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