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  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
  • 57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

    57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
    Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children...
  • Factbox: Obama administration struggles with child migrant crisis

    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Obama administration is grappling with a surge in child migrants at the southwestern U.S. border, some accompanied by parents and some traveling alone. Seeking to escape poverty and drug and gang violence in...
  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Killing Daddy' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- MOVIES The Best Man Holiday Writer-director Malcolm...
  • Border patrol chief: No timeline on investigations

    WASHINGTON There is no timeline for investigations into allegations of abuse by U.S. border authorities against unaccompanied minors because of a lack of specificity in the complaints, the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday. Customs...
  • Immigrant children at border will go to Health and Human Services

    WASHINGTON A surge of unaccompanied children crossing the United States border in southwest Texas are not eligible for amnesty or a path to citizenship, and are being transferred to the custody of the federal Health and Human Services Department, U.S....
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
  • Homeland Security revises border rules to reduce deadly shootings

    Homeland Security revises border rules to reduce deadly shootings
    Homeland Security officials on Friday released new instructions for when Border Patrol agents can use deadly force, but questions remained over how rigidly the new rules would be enforced by agents on the ground. The revised guidelines are intended to...
  • Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes

    Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday they have tightened their practices for stopping and searching private aircraft in an effort to reduce law enforcement encounters with innocent pilots. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Eddie Young,...
  • New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force

    New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force
    Homeland Security officials on Friday released revised instructions for when Border Patrol agents can use deadly force, but questions remained over how rigidly the new rules would be enforced by agents in the field. The guidelines are intended to...
  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification. The agency&...