Returning home after joining ISIS

July 17, 2020

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A view shows a checkpoint used by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha/

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What should a country do when a citizen leaves to join a terrorist group overseas, then wants to return home? That debate has taken a turn in the United Kingdom. And, India joined a grim club Friday, becoming the third country globally to record more than 1 million cases of the coronavirus behind only Brazil and the US. Plus, a pub landlord in Cornwall, England, is serious about social distancing — so much so he's installed an electric fence in front of his bar to encourage customers to keep their distance.

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