Trump's last-minute pardons include four Blackwater security guards

December 23, 2020

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A Marine stands guard outside of the White House.

A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying the president is in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2020, in Washington. 

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With less than one month left in the White House, President Donald Trump has granted pardons to four Blackwater security guards responsible for the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. And, with thousands of truck drivers held up since Sunday at Dover port, scuffles ensued with British police when the drivers realized they would not make it home for Christmas. And, we look at how religious rituals and spirituality can help communities build a more just, sustainable world — with a special Christmas song in Swahili.


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