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U.S. to help Mex­ico de­port mi­grants

The U.S. gov­ern­ment plans to spend $20 mil­lion to help Mex­ico de­port thou­sands of mi­grants who have en­tered the coun­try hop­ing to reach the United States. Ac­cord­ing to a no­ti­fi­ca­tion that State De­part­ment of­fi­cials sent to Congress, the money would be used to cover the cost of bus and plane tick­ets to de­port up to 17,000 mi­grants from Mex­ico to their coun­tries of ori­gin. “This one-time in­fu­sion of as­sis­tance will help the [gov­ern­ment of Mex­ico] ad­dress, and po­ten­tially de­ter, ir­reg­u­lar mi­grant flows,” the no­ti­fi­ca­tion said.

Cuomo eas­ily beats Nixon in N.Y. pri­mary

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo moved closer to a third term on Thurs­day, beat­ing ac­tress Cyn­thia Nixon by 30 per­cent­age points in the pri­mary elec­tion for the Demo­cratic Party’s nom­i­na­tion for gover­nor. Nixon was a first-time can­di­date who branded her­self as a more lib­eral can­di­date than Cuomo. The gover­nor has pledged to serve his en­tire term through 2022 and not run for pres­i­dent in 2020.

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