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Customs and Border protection revealed that more than 960 people crossed the U.S.-Canada border in 2018, according to NBC News, a 91% uptick from the year prior.

Why now: Numbers are nowhere near the stream of migration from Mexico. Border agent Richard Ross speculated that travelers perceive the journey from the U.S. to Canada as "safer," than alternative routes, and attributed the recent rise of border crossings to immigration changes in Canada that permit people from other countries to enter without visas. According to NBC News, Ross described instances of immigrants falsely promised jobs and quickly growing desperate, becoming "ready-made clientele for smugglers."

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Leon Black says he "made a terrible mistake" doing business with Jeffrey Epstein

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black on Thursday said during an earnings call that he made a "terrible mistake" by employing Jeffrey Epstein to work on personal financial and philanthropic services.

Why it matters: Apollo is one of the world's largest private equity firms, and already has lost at least one major client over Black's involvement with Epstein.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.