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New Normals: Tent Courts, Interest Rates, and ‘They’

New Normals: Tent Courts, Interest Rates, and ‘They’

Skimm This - September 18, 2019 - 13:24

The Trump Administration is unveiling new immigration courts that look a little different than what you might expect. They’re actually tents and shipping containers built right near the US-Mexico border as a part of a big new immigration policy. We’ll explain. Also: the Fed slashed interest rates for just the second time since the Great Recession today, heeding a request by President Trump. Also on today’s show: Greta Thunberg turns the tables in DC, and the dictionary gets nonbinary.

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