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The wait to become a US citizen has risen to two years in some areas of the country, as immigrants scramble to solidify their ability to stay in the country. Wait times are especially high in Texas, Washington, and Utah. Photo credit: Tim Sackton / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

System Under Strain as Naturalization Applications Rise

Bolsonaro's Backstory ; Powerful Photos of Migrant Caravan ...and More Picks

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How Bolsonaro Came to Be (Dan)

Brazil’s new leader has a history of courting fringe elements in the country. Here’s how South America’s new strongman became what he is today.  

The Yemen War Death Toll Is Five Times Higher Than We Think — We Can’t Shrug Off Our Responsibilities Any Longer (Jimmy)

From the Independent: “The absence of credible figures for the death toll in Yemen until now, has made it easier for foreign powers to shrug off accusations they are complicit in a human disaster.”

3 Boys From Gaza Are Buried After Israeli Strike (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “Thousands of Gaza residents on Monday attended funerals of three Palestinian boys killed by an Israeli airstrike along the security fence with Israel the day before.”

Migrant Caravan Crosses River Into Mexico (Jimmy)

Powerful photos from Reuters of the migrant caravan crossing the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico.

World War Two’s Covert Ops Are Failing in the Post-War World (Reader Luke)

The author writes, “Before President Barack Obama authorized clandestine operations to defeat Syrian President Bashar al Assad in 2013, he asked the CIA to write the history of its secret wars. The classified document, say those who have read it, is a record of failure from Albania to Cuba to Angola to Nicaragua.”


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