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Immigration

Citizenship applications backlog leaves thousands with cases pending

Mary has helped hundreds of immigrants gain U.S. citizenship, but she hasn’t had the same luck with her husband’s case, one of more than 11,000 applications currently pending in Arizona. That is nearly double the backlog of 6,307 cases at the end of 2015, according to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Nationwide,

Biden Administration

Why retired generals, like new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, rarely lead the Pentagon

Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin has been confirmed by the Senate as the next secretary of defense. AP Photo/Susan Walsh  Dwight Stirling, University of Southern California By all accounts, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, just confirmed by the Senate to lead the U.S. Defense Department, is eminently qualified to be secretary of defense. A man who

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