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The U.N. Security Council is hearing dire warnings of a growing catastrophe 700 miles from the U.S. coast in Haiti. The secretary-general says gangs now rule the government and kidnappings are an everyday occurrence. Last year, Haiti recorded 2,100 murders and 1,300 kidnappings, and that is for sure an underestimate.
Desperate Haitians are risking their lives to come to the U.S. This week, 20 states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s plans to allow 360,000 migrants from Haiti and a handful of other countries per year. Until now, America has been obsessed with the U.S./Mexico border crisis, but the UN secretary-general says it is time for an international armed force to intervene in Haiti.
Lots of us are digging out from another winter storm today, or prepping for one on the way. Either way, virtually all of us are trying to find ways to cut our energy bills this winter. But The Washington Post’s climate advice columnist says most of us are going about it all wrong. Michael J. Coren says if you want to cut energy use, fixate on aging appliances and heating and cooling sources. That is where most of your utility money goes these days.
A woman has made her name on the FBI’s most-wanted list. She is just one of 11 women to be on the list in 70 years. Ruja Ignatova does not have the ring of Machine Gun Kelly, but she is accused of stealing a heck of a lot more than any bank robber could have dreamed of.
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