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August 7, 2019 changed the lives of many undocumented immigrants living and working in central Mississippi. That day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 680 people working at chicken processing plants there. It was one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history. "Latino USA" host Maria Hinojosa has been reporting on the aftermath. She and producer Reynaldo Leanos Jr. recently returned to these Mississippi communities to report on the impact of the pandemic and the aftermath of these raids. They both join us now. Welcome.

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Fans of the television series The Great British Bake Off have long marveled at the skill contestants show during the dreaded "technical challenge" — for which they are given a basket with all the ingredients needed to make a highly unusual dish but a set of instructions that are often as vague as, "Bake until ready." Now a team of scientists at a pharmaceutical startup in South Africa is essentially confronting the same type of test — except the stakes are life and death.

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Updated October 21, 2021 at 7:51 AM ET

With Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr retiring at the end of his current term, swing state North Carolina has earned a spot as one of the nation's top political attractions in the 2022 midterm elections.

And on the GOP side, former President Donald Trump has already shaped the contours of the primary with an early endorsement — though it's unclear ultimately how impactful his pick will be.

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