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Migrants in Mexico despair; U.S. extends pandemic asylum limits

Reuters
REYNOSA, May 23 (Reuters) – Migrants across northern Mexico voiced frustration and desperation on Monday, after the U.S. government failed to lift a pandemic-era policy that has largely prevented them from seeking asylum in the United States for over two years. An eleventh-hour decision by a federal judge in Louisiana......

Supreme Court Limits Inmates’ Challenges Based on Bad Legal Help

New York Times
“The sprawling evidentiary hearing in Jones is particularly poignant,” he wrote by way of example. “Ostensibly to assess cause and prejudice under Martinez, the district court ordered a seven-day hearing that included testimony from no fewer than 10 witnesses, including defense trial counsel, defense post-conviction counsel, the lead investigating detective,......

Abortion without limits? Democrats speak of rights in absolutist terms

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY New York City Mayor Eric Adams, like other Democrats, recently framed the right to abortion in absolutist terms. Adams and others have argued that the decision to abort must be left entirely to the woman, without limitations. If adopted into law,......

D-I Council waives initial counter limits in football

ESPN
The NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday that it is waiving the initial counter scholarship limits for two years within Division I football. Previously, teams had been limited to 25 initial counters, or scholarship spots, per year from high school prospects and transfers. Even if programs were under the......

Citing Safety Concerns, F.D.A. Further Limits J.&J. Covid Vaccine

New York Times
WASHINGTON — In yet another setback for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday limited its use to adults who cannot or refuse to get the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, citing safety concerns. The agency said 60 cases of a rare but serious blood-clotting disorder......

Supreme Court Debates Limits of Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

New York Times
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who dissented in McGirt, asked Edwin S. Kneedler, a lawyer for the federal government, whether criminal laws in Oklahoma were being adequately enforced. “Is it a sustainable situation?” Justice Alito asked. “Is the federal government going to be able to provide enough federal agents, enough......

China’s Covid Lockdown Outrage Tests Limits of Triumphant Propaganda

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Immediately after Beijing said it had detected a new coronavirus outbreak, officials hurried to assure residents was no reason to panic. Food was plentiful, they said, and any lockdown measures would be smooth. But Evelyn Zheng, a freelance......

Op-ed: What Biden’s proposed limits to 1031 exchanges mean for investors and the economy

CNBC Real Estate
manusapon kasosod | Moment | Getty Images As part of President Biden’s 2023 budget, the administration proposed severe limitations to so-called 1031 exchanges. A 1031 exchange is part of the IRS tax code, allowing real estate investors to defer taxes by exchanging “like-kind” properties. The term “like-kind” refers to the......

With Deal for Twitter, Musk Lands a Prize and Pledges Fewer Limits

New York Times
Twitter, which went public in 2013, has also had a tumultuous corporate history. It has repeatedly dealt with board dysfunction and drama with its founders, and was courted by other interested buyers in the past, including Disney and Salesforce. In 2020, the activist investment firm Elliott Management took a stake......

College football eyes removing signing class limits to combat transfer portal

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Ross Dellenger Like many first-year coaches, Shane Beamer dealt with roster turnover last season that put his South Carolina team shy of reaching full capacity. The Gamecocks entered the 2021 season having 79 players on scholarship—six short of the maximum......

Take China and Russia’s ‘no limits’ relationship with a ‘grain of salt,’ says former PBOC advisor

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here China and Russia’s so-called “no limits” partnership is “situational” and should be taken “with a grain of salt,” according to Li Daokui, former advisor to the country’s central bank, known as the People’s Bank of China. Before Russia invaded Ukraine......

ICE discontinues or limits use of four detention facilities, citing inadequate conditions

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday to stop holding immigrants at an Alabama county jail and limit its use of three other detention facilities, citing inadequate conditions, according to an agency notice obtained......

Flow of Ukrainian refugees testing limits of central Europe’s capacity

Reuters
PRAGUE/WARSAW, March 20 (Reuters) – Officials in Central Europe voiced concern on Sunday that they were reaching capacity to comfortably house some of the nearly 3.5 million refugees who have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion and are now camped in temporary accommodation. Most of the Ukrainians have arrived at border......

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