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Mexico razes migrant camp that sprung up across the border from El Paso, Texas

Mexican authorities cleared the encampment where as many as a thousand Venezuelans have lived for weeks. The migrants wanted to stay there until they could apply for asylum in the U.S.

With the COVID lockdown protests, how stable is China's economy?

NPR's A Martinez speaks to economist Stephen Roach about the fallout over China's strict COVID-19 policies, and how the protests could affect the global economy.

China is quietly cracking down on mass protests that broke out over the weekend

The protests drew on deep public dissatisfaction with the country's strict COVID-19 controls. A Chinese government official blamed the unrest on "forces with ulterior motives."

Statue of Mickey Mouse with giant lobster claws returns to Boston

"Lobsta Mickey" was last seen at Quincy Market in Boston nearly two decades ago. The statue was one of 75 commissioned by Disney for the 75th anniversary of the cartoon character.

A skunk is spotted in the stands during the Browns-Buccaneers game

It's not clear how the skunk got there. But when the Cleveland Browns came back from seven down in the fourth quarter to beat the Tampa Bay Bucs in overtime, fans dubbed it "the rally skunk."

Lawmakers consider how a Kroger-Albertsons merger would affect consumers

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about the planned $25 billion merger between grocers Kroger and Albertsons — ahead of a hearing on the matter.

Venezuelans could soon receive some relief amid a long political crisis

NPR's A Martinez talks to Jason Marczak of the Atlantic Council about the Biden administration easing some sanctions on Venezuela, as talks are resuming between the government and opposition.

Senate to vote on bill that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would protect same-sex and interracial marriages. Democrats' push to pass the bill comes while they still control both chambers of Congress.