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A United States Border Patrol agent on horseback uses the reins as he tries to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden Administration Will No Longer Use Horses At A Texas Border Crossing

Images of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling a group of mostly Haitian migrants at a makeshift camp drew widespread criticism, including from members of the Biden administration.


Mohd Ali, right, of Selangor, Malaysia, lost his job due to the pandemic. The family's favorite foods — fried chicken, eggs, fruit and bread — are now typically out of reach. When they can afford chicken, they give most of it to their daughter, Hosna. Annice Lyn for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: How Struggling Families Manage To Feed Their Kids In A Pandemic

For millions, the pandemic has meant a loss of income even as food prices are rising. The challenge for parents and grandparents is how to feed the youngsters in the family — and themselves as well.

Miguel Cardona, U.S. secretary of education, speaks during a news conference at the White House on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Education Department Will Reimburse A School District That Had Its Funds Held Over Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education has made good on its promise to reimburse a Florida district that is being penalized for defying its state's mask mandate ban.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., update reporters Thursday on Democratic efforts to pass President Biden's spending agenda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say They Agree On A Loose Framework To Pay For Their Spending Agenda

As Democrats scramble to move forward on President Biden's social spending agenda, leaders say they have reached agreement on a framework to pay for it.

The last Quad meeting, in March, was virtual. President Biden, Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister (top right), Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister (bottom left), and Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, will meet in person in the U.S. on Friday. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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5 Things To Know About Biden's Quad Summit With The Leaders Of India, Australia And Japan

President Biden will meet on Friday with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India. Their agenda includes the pandemic and climate change. But analysts say the Quad group is mainly about China.



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