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Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be 'coolest dictator'
The top US diplomat in El Salvador has warned of "a decline in democracy" in the country, whose president, Nayib Bukele, recently changed his Twitter profile to read "the coolest dictator in the world".
Monterey Jazz 2021: Stars come out as festival goes live again
The Monterey Jazz Festival returns with sold-out live performances Sept. 24-26 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Here's a look at some of the A-List musicians who are performing.
US agencies consider a ban for newly-independent Honor
Security agencies in the United States are debating whether to place Honor, the former Huawei brand, on an export blacklist, The Washington Post reports.
Biden administration seeks to lift US refugee cap to 125,000 beginning 1 October
The Biden administration wants to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 125,000 in the fiscal year starting on 1 October in keeping with a campaign promise, according to a statement from the state department.
'This literally scares the hell out of me': Parents call on state officials to make remote learning options available
"I've had to choose between homeschooling my child working a full-time schedule or sending my kid into an essential death trap."
Inflated Housing Costs Are Shutting Afghan Refugees Out of Communities
When Jill Galante heard from a local refugee caseworker that his agency expected their city would receive 800 Afghan families before December, her stomach dropped.
France Is Mad
But not that mad.
About the author: David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy(2020).
Report: About 1,200 children have contracted COVID-19 so far during new school year
"That's certainly not what we want to see, but it's probably not unexpected."
Just weeks into the new school year, students and staff are coming down with COVID-19, which isn't unexpected.
The Sharp U.S. Pivot to Asia Is Throwing Europe Off Balance
The new U.S. alliance with Australia and Britain against China has put Europe closer to a question it has tried to avoid: Which side are you on?