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September 13, 2017
Some Americans are traveling to Syria to join Kurdish fighters in the battle against ISIS. Plus, what the facial recognition feature on the new iPhone X means for user security. And a brief history of the US Virgin Islands.
Stories in this Edition
The US Virgin Islands are in the news because of the appalling devastation from Hurricane Irma. But what's the islands' backstory?
Some on the left had hoped the new taoiseach, as a gay man and son of an immigrant, would usher in a progressive agenda for his center-right party, Fine Gael. But Varadkar has held fast to his conservative politics, and that’s proving to be a lesson for the left.
Jagmeet Singh is being widely praised for his level-headed response to an Islamophobic woman shouting in his face. But some are asking, when is it OK to get mad?
The Mexican government is working to coordinate recovery and relief efforts, but some citizens worry it won’t be enough.
One of the first public acts of this new US citizen was to get arrested in support of the rights of DACA recipients.