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  • A grim wait for migrants at Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas

    A grim wait for migrants at Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas
    The cells at the U.S. Border Patrol station were once again full, the air fetid with body odor. Women clutched babies in diapers, boys crowded the cell windows, and men were splayed shoulder to shoulder across the floors. That's an improvement...
  • Cruise passengers call for stricter government oversight of industry

    Cruise passengers call for stricter government oversight of industry
    Angry former cruise ship passengers, including one who said she was raped by a ship employee and a woman who blamed inadequate shipboard medical care for her mother's death, are calling on lawmakers to impose tighter restrictions on the industry to...
  • Obama's bid to deport children complicates immigration reform effort

    Obama's bid to deport children complicates immigration reform effort
    President Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans had hoped...
  • Gator wrestlers grab life by the tail

    Gator wrestlers grab life by the tail
    As birthday presents go, it showed a certain style and a lot of bite. Forgoing ties and cologne, Carrie McDougall gave her husband, Bill, something sure to make an impression. "I surprised him with alligator-wrestling lessons," she said. Now knee-...
  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Colorado woman's quest for jihad baffles neighbors

    To those who knew her, Shannon Maureen Conley was a bright teenager lost in middle-class suburbia who went searching for love and purpose. She thought she found it half a world away with a Tunisian man 13 years her senior who promised marriage and...
  • Colorado at heart of Democrats' campaign for women's votes

    Colorado at heart of Democrats' campaign for women's votes
    Sen. Mark Udall strode into his new Western Slope headquarters last week with a very specific target in mind: women. In two of the first three television ads aired by his reelection campaign, Udall has hammered his opponent's conservative positions on...
  • Border surge could be windfall for Senate candidate's air charter firm

    As a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, retired Marine Col. Allen Weh says it's time for tougher border security. As a businessman, Weh stands to benefit from the border crisis. His air charter company, CSI Aviation Inc., is the largest...
  • Nixon reframes Watergate scandal in rereleased 1983 interviews

    On the eve of Richard Nixon's resignation 40 years ago, he could hear protesters chanting outside the White House as he retired to the Lincoln Sitting Room to make calls. The distant shouting reminded him of the height of the Vietnam War protests....
  • Amid border crisis debate, many new immigrants land in D.C. area

    Virginia is more than 1,500 miles from the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, epicenter of the border crisis. And it is the home state of Rep. Eric Cantor, who was defeated by a tea party novice who attacked the former House majority leader for being...
  • Oregon detective accused of misconduct in white supremacist case

    David Joseph Pedersen wanted to start a white supremacist revolution, so he came up with a plan to massacre Jews in the Pacific Northwest in hopes of inspiring copycats. Pedersen got caught before he could carry out such an attack — but not before...