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A Mexican official says 39 people died and 29 were injured in a fire in an immigration detention center in northern Mexico. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case. The fire broke out late Monday. Rows of bodies could be seen lying under shimmery silver sheets outside the facility in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas. Ambulances, firefighters and vans from the morgue swarmed the scene. Ciudad Juarez is a major crossing point for migrants entering the United States. Its shelters are full of migrants waiting for opportunities to cross or who have requested asylum in the United States and are waiting out the process.

One of three women who allegedly stole from Ulta Beauty in Champaign on March 1, 2023.

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An internationally lauded federation that provides community care for people with intellectual disabilities is grappling with revelations that its late founder perverted Catholic doctrine to justify his sexual abuse of women. Two expert reports commissioned by France-based L'Arche have rocked the organization to its core. They revealed that its late founder Jean Vanier built the organization to hide a mystical-sexual sect at its core. The Associated Press was given access to a retreat of L’Arche’s national and regional leaders this week who are meeting for the first time since the latest revelations to try to chart a path forward.

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Protests and strikes against unpopular pension reforms are kicking off again across France. In Paris, striking workers waving burning flares invaded and blocked train tracks serving one of the French capital's main railway stations. Fears that violence could mar the demonstrations prompted what Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described as an unprecedented deployment of 13,000 officers, nearly half of them concentrated in the French capital. Protests are taking place elsewhere in France on Tuesday. It's the latest round of nationwide demonstrations and strikes against unpopular pension reforms and President Emmanuel Macron’s push to raise France’s legal retirement age from 62 to 64.