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The caravan attempting to cross into Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

A group of nearly 4,000 Honduran immigrants heading toward the United States pushed through a Guatemalan border fence with Mexico before being held up by Mexican authorities on Friday.

The details: Police officers unleashed pepper spray and tear gas just after a group of about 50 migrants advanced into Mexico, causing the rest of the caravan to retreat, the AP reports.

Migrants trying to turn people around before clashing with police. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Members of the caravan cheering. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
Mexican authorities holding riot shields. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
A woman with a child, both hit with tear gas. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
An officer ordering a man with a child in his arms to move away from the crowd. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
A migrant at the gate separating Guatemala and Mexico. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

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Congress passes stopgap funding bill to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Senate voted 69-28 to pass legislation Thursday night to fund the government until February 18.

Why it matters: The move staves off a government shutdown but lawmakers still have a busy month ahead: Congress needs to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling in a few weeks and Democrats are trying to pass their behemoth social spending bill.

DiDi to delist from NYSE under Chinese govt pressure

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Chinese ride-hail giant DiDi said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange, following a Chinese government crackdown on foreign listings.

Why it matters: This reflects how geopolitical tensions are bleeding into the capital markets.

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Omicron cases confirmed in 5 U.S. states

A healthcare worker inserts a Covid-19 rapid test into a machine in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Daniel Brenner/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hawaii became on Thursday the fifth state to confirm the newly discovered Omicron variant after New York announced five new cases earlier in the day.

The latest: In Hawaii, the variant was found in an unvaccinated O'ahu resident with moderate symptoms who had previously been infected with COVID-19, per a state health department statement. The variant has also been confirmed in California, Colorado and Minnesota.