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John Sanders, then the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2019 during a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, when at least five children died after being detained by federal authorities. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Deaths Of Migrant Children Haunt Former Official As Border Surge Increases

John Sanders led U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the Trump administration. At least five children died after being detained during the last surge, and he fears "history is repeating itself."

John Sanders, then the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2019 during a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, when at least five children died after being detained by federal authorities. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Deaths Of Migrant Children Haunt Former Official As Border Surge Increases

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Jun Wu's team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas have created hollow balls of cells that closely resemble embryos at the stage when they usually implant in the womb — known as blastocysts. The new laboratory-made embryo-like entities have been dubbed "blastoids." UT Southwestern Medical Center hide caption

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Scientists Create Living Entities In The Lab That Closely Resemble Human Embryos

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James Levine conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

James Levine, Former Met Opera Music Director, Is Dead At Age 77

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James Levine, Former Met Opera Music Director, Is Dead At Age 77

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Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on Dec. 2, 2020. The Fed issued new economic forecasts on Wednesday at the end of its two-day meeting. Jim Lo Scalzo/AP hide caption

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Light At End Of Tunnel? Fed Sees Faster Economic Growth, With Only Modest Inflation

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Sports

March Madness Gears Up

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March Madness Gears Up

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