In a small town in the northwest part of Cambodia called Chongkal, the 5-year-old boy could not cry. His father had been taken by Khmer Rouge soldiers, bound for
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Tough new rules from the Trump administration produced graphic photos of children torn from their immigrant families and housed in detention centers
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She was a young assistant professor of medicine who had changed her specialty from surgery to anesthesiology when she moved from Connecticut to