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Border Officials in San Luis Readying for ‘Remain in Mexico’ Migrant Program

Border Patrol officials in the San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico area are preparing for migrants seeking asylum to be sent there under a new U.S. immigration program.

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Seven major publishing houses say that Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, is violating copyright law with a planned speech-to-text feature that's set to launch next month. In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court, the publishers allege that the feature, Audible Captions, repurposes copyrighted work for its own benefit by transcribing audiobooks' narration for subscribers to read along as they listen.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, and author of Dark Money, about David Koch, who died at age 79. He was known as philanthropist, and funded Libertarian causes.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Doug Morton of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center about what satellite imagery can tell us about the cause and extent of the fires in Brazil.

Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest over destruction being done to the Amazon through wildfires and tree cutting. They say the new right-wing president is fueling the destruction.

The leaders of seven leading economies, including the U.S., meet this weekend at Biarritz, France. President Trump will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for the first time.

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong formed human chains across the city, in a bid to drum up international support for anti-government protests that have continued for nearly three months.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Nature correspondent Jeff Tollefson about the Amazon Fund and the web of diplomacy aiming to prevent deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

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The site of this month's mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas did more than just kill 22 people, it also hit a public gathering space that united cultures in the cross-border community.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva was in Somerton Thursday where he met with tribal leaders from the Cocopah and Quechan Native American tribes. Congressman Grijalva spoke to KAWC about a new immigration policy introduced Wednesday by Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to detain migrant family units indefinitely.

Grijalva also spoke about how he stays informed about what is going on in south Yuma County while he is out in his other Congressional offices in Washington or Tucson.


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