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Showdown • A United States Border Patrol agent attempts to stop a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas, on September 19. U.S. officials have said that in the face of the growing and controversial crisis, they would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Texas border city.
Playing Catchup on COVID • Scientists are testing new antiviral drugs, but they won’t be ready in time for the current wave of cases
Second Chances • According to one banker, the cure for the labor shortage is to hire people with criminal records
AMERICA CAN’T IGNORE AFGHANISTAN • Exclusive: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says the Taliban can be a partner for peace, not a terrorist threat—if the U.S. stays engaged.
FLASHPOINT • Pakistan sees a victorious Taliban in Afghanistan to the west and a partner in China to the East. But the U.S. is at odds with both, pushing leader Imran Khan into a delicate balancing act.
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Culture Is Back • Live theatre? Taking in art in a gallery–with other people? When performing arts and museums shut down during the pandemic, culture lovers had to get their fix virtually. But this fall, you can once again take in a Broadway show, catch a live dance performance or stroll through an immersive art exhibit. From an art festival at the furthest edge of the world to a new Fellini museum in Italy devoted to the legendary film director’s work to a contemporary Indigneous dance tour, culture is back, live and alive.