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What Mattered This Week: May 31-June 4, 2021

The U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed 600,000 this week as the CDC urged parents to vaccinate their teenagers and adolescents. Plus, the Biden administration formally put an end to the Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. Read up on these and more of the week’s top stories.

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What Mattered This Week: May 31-June 4, 2021
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    Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in United States

    Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in United States

    More than 600,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, a grim reminder that even though cases are down as more people are vaccinated, the pandemic is not over. As of Thursday evening, the country had seen at least 600,040 Covid-19 deaths, according to a count of reports by NBC News. …

    US formally ends Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy

    US formally ends Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy

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    According to a memo, more than 11,000 migrants have been allowed to enter the US to pursue their asylum claims. The United States has formally ended the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forced tens of thousands of Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court cases, …

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