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In new letter, Democratic Rep. Cuellar urges Harris to travel to the border

“I write to invite you to the U.S. Southern Border to observe the ongoing humanitarian crisis and share the perspective of Americans who live there,” writes the Democrat from Texas.
  • Jun 15, 2021

How was an entrepreneur wrongly ID’d as a Univision reporter at a Harris event? It’s complicated, she said.

Maria Fernanda Reyes, a California entrepreneur, was wrongly identified as a Univision reporter before asking Vice President Harris a question at a news conference in Mexico City.
  • Jun 11, 2021

Harris wraps up a Latin America trip that featured sharp words to would-be immigrants

Harris and Biden campaigned on a welcoming approach to immigration that would contrast with Trump. But as Harris’s just-ended trip shows, circumstances — and GOP attacks — are now prompting a tougher tone.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Harris arrives in Guatemala to tackle migration causes

The vice president visits Guatemala and Mexico this week to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration, including conditions that cause people to flee.
  • Jun 7, 2021

Harris heads to Guatemala, Mexico to address migration and manage expectations for quick results

The two-day trip is Harris’s first abroad as vice president.
  • Jun 5, 2021

With voting rights role, Harris takes on weightiest challenge yet as vice president

She asked President Biden for the assignment aimed at pushing voting rights legislation and countering restrictions being implemented by Republicans around the country.
  • Jun 2, 2021

The complex role of Kamala Harris amid India’s anguish

Some Indian Americans want Harris to speak out more forcefully about the pandemic in India and push harder for U.S. help. Others warn against unreasonable pressures and expectations.
  • May 25, 2021

Biden to meet with George Floyd’s family amid uncertain progress on race

Biden is preparing to meet with George Floyd’s family Tuesday, one year after Floyd’s death ignited a national reckoning on race. Many activists see a big gap between politicians’ promises on racial equity and the reality.
  • May 24, 2021
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The crypto yo-yo

Cryptocurrency’s highs and lows. How the Black Lives Matter movement has shaped American views on the Middle East. And a guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant friends and family.
  • May 24, 2021

‘From Ferguson to Palestine’: How Black Lives Matter changed the U.S. debate on the Mideast

Black Lives Matter has shifted the Democrats’ lens on a range of issues, from the environment to the economy. Now it’s doing the same on global matters — starting with Gaza.
  • May 22, 2021