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Frontex’s growing pains

Press play to listen to this article When V.L. received an offer to join the European Union’s newly created corps of border and coast guards last fall, he left his job in law enforcement and said goodbye to friends and family. Summoned to Warsaw — where the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, is headquartered…

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Joe Biden Sworn In As 46th President Of The United States

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday, bringing to an end one of the most unorthodox, turbulent presidencies in U.S. history. “Today, we celebrate triumph not of a candidate but of a cause: the cause of democracy,” Biden said moments after taking the oath of office. “The people, the will of the people has been…

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Feds Arrest Proud Boy Member Joe Biggs Over Capitol Riot

Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested Joe Biggs, a right-wing media personality and a member of the Proud Boys who promoted the pro-Trump event that led to a riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Biggs will faces at least three charges, federal authorities said. The complaint against Biggs notes that another Proud Boys member was seen breaking the…

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‘It’s Over’: Devastated QAnon Believers Grapple With President Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday marks not only the historic beginning of a new presidency, but also, for countless Americans, the devastating end of a yearslong grift. For believers of QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory that holds Donald Trump as a deity-like figure secretly battling a “deep state” cabal of pedophiles who control the government, things weren’t supposed to…

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Uniformed Man Knelt By Beau Biden’s Grave During Inaugural Address

As President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, a uniformed man was seen paying silent tribute at the grave of Biden’s son Beau.  Delaware News Journal reporter Patricia Talorico captured the poignant image, showing the man kneeling with head bowed by Beau Biden’s grave at St. Joseph on the Brandywine church in Greenville, Delaware. Talorico, who writes primarily about food,…

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Trump Never Cared About His Fans. His Pardons Prove It.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. With his final acts before leaving office, President Donald Trump…

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Joe Biden’s Inaugural Address Was a Plea for “Unity.” But Healing the Nation’s “Soul” Won’t Be Easy.

Andrew Harnik/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. Joe Biden didn’t know how right he was. Throughout the 2020 campaign, he insisted he was engaging in a “battle for the soul of the nation.” It sounded like a highfalutin bumper-sticker…

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There’s Still Slavery in Mauritania. That Didn’t Stop ICE From Deporting People There on Tuesday.

Shackles lie on the tarmac as people’s belongings are loaded onto a plane for a deportation flight to El Salvador in 2018.David J. Phillip/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. On the final full day of the Trump administration, Immigration…

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