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Biden Wants To End For-Profit Immigrant Detention. His Administration Isn't So Sure

| Since the campaign trail, President Biden has said he wants to close privately run immigrant detention centers. But immigrant advocates say his administration isn't following through on his promises.

MacKenzie Scott Is Giving Away Another $2.7 Billion To 286 Organizations


Scott said she is "attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." She has given away more $8 billion of her fortune so far.

The U.S. Has Hit 600,000 COVID Deaths, More Than Any Other Country


The latest toll from Johns Hopkins University comes nearly four months after the nation crossed the half-million mark for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel Has Become The 1st Country To Ban The Sale Of Most Fur Clothing


Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

Family Of Alton Sterling Has Accepted $4.5 Million For His Killing By Police


Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.

5 Things To Watch At The Biden-Putin Summit


The June 16 Geneva summit between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is a chance for the two leaders to map out how they will manage a difficult relationship. Here's what to know.

A Judge Has Thrown Out A Lawsuit Brought By Hospital Workers Over A Vaccine Mandate


In a five-page ruling issued Saturday, a U.S. judge upheld Houston Methodist Hospital's vaccination policy, saying its requirement that employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine breaks no federal law.

Tackling 'Energy Justice' Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It


President Biden's climate plans call for spending big on energy efficiency. New research could help make sure it actually targets the poor and minority households that most need it.

Biden Urges G-7 Leaders To Call Out And Compete With China


Leaders of G-7 countries agreed to work toward competing against China, there was less unity on how adversarial a public position the group should take.