Texas’ border mission grows, but crossings still high – The Denver Post

By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Following the horror of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks — again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given the National Guard arrest powers and bused migrants to Washington, D.C. What Abbott’s get-tough plans haven’t done

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NZ’s border reopens: Tears, hugs as first flight from Australia lands in Auckland

The first Kiwis returning from Australia without the need for managed isolation has arrived at Auckland Airport – to emotional scenes. As expected there was plenty of tears, hugs and high emotion as passengers arrived on the first flight from Sydney around 3.15pm – 246 days after the transtasman travel bubble was paused because of Covid-19. It is one of

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