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10:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

ATF Lost Track Of 2 Million Cigarette Cartons In Sting Operation

Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents lost track of millions of cigarettes and let an informant keep most of $5 million received during a sting operation, a new audit finds.

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1:59 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Border Patrol Trucks To Get Dashboard Cams

The Associated Press reports that the Department of Homeland Security will begin testing the use of dashboard cameras in U.S. Border Patrol trucks.

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12:58 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Border Apprehensions Increase For Second Consecutive Year

The Wall Street Journal reports that the number of apprehensions of people caught trying to illegally enter the United States has increased for the second straight year.

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9:39 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Bilingual Fire Training Brings International Pros To New Mexico

Bilingual Fire Training Brings International Pros To New Mexico
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This week, parts of the Santa Fe National Forest will be on fire. On purpose.

A group of forestry and fire professionals from across the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula will be practicing how to set controlled burns.

Prescribed burns can be used to prevent mega wildfires and can promote healthy forest ecosystems.

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2:32 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Ten People Murdered At A House Party in Ciudad Ju谩rez

A celebration after a victorious baseball game in the Mexican border city of Juárez was interrupted by gunfire, resulting in the death of ten people.

A police spokesman said gunman arrived at a house party in the western outskirts of the city Sunday night and opened fire with AK-47 rifle. Nine people died on site, another shortly after arriving at a local hospital. The youngest victim was a 7-year-old girl. The motive for the killings is undetermined.

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1:02 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Texas Fighting Affordable Care Act Rollout

Texas Fighting Affordable Care Act Rollout
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SAN ANTONIO - The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges go live online Oct. 1. This is where many people without health insurance can pick a plan and enroll. Policies vary by state, but in Texas state leaders are unabashed in doing all they can to hobble what both sides refer to as "Obamacare."

At a community information meeting recently held in a San Antonio westside neightborhood, community organizer Sevi Laura of the Texas Organizing Project addressed a room crowded with people looking to learn more about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

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11:34 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Appeals Court Mandates Change To Mass Hearings For Border Crossers

PHOENIX - Federal courtrooms in Tucson and Yuma, Ariz., will be adjusting the way they conduct mass hearings for immigrants charged for illegal border crossings.

Under the program known as Operation Streamline, some 50 to 100 immigrants appear in court together in mass hearings held in several courts across the border region, including in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. In Tucson's federal courthouse, up to 70 immigrants appear every day in these hearings.

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7:34 am
Mon September 23, 2013

The Battle For Barrio Logan

The Battle For Barrio Logan
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Drive through the streets of the Barrio Logan neighborhood in San Diego and you quickly notice that it is a hodge-podge; From the vibrant murals of Chicano Park dancing on the underbelly of the freeway, to the shipyards that lace the water's edge, to residential housing tucked in next to industrial warehouses.

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7:28 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Best Of The Border (9/16 - 9/20)

Southwest Plague Cases Help High US Ranking For Bubonic Infections
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Migrant Deaths Challenge South Texas

The road to the United States is paved with danger for tens of thousands of immigrants who come here illegally. The latest hot spot for illegal crossings is along the southern Texas border, where immigrant apprehensions have doubled in the last four years.

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4:27 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Mexico Fiscal Reform Could Be Bad For Maquiladoras

Mexico Fiscal Reform Could Be Bad For Maquiladoras
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The maquiladora export industry that is a key component of the United States-Mexico border economy could face major changes under proposed reforms to Mexico's tax system.

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