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Obama to attend Dallas memorial service

President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service in honor of the five police officers killed in the Thursday shooting that left seven others wounded, a White House spokesman said Sunday.... Read more»

Feds tight-lipped on weeding out corrupt border agents

Whether most — or even a significant fraction of — corrupt federal border agents really are caught and punished is an open question. Just a few months ago, a report from an outside committee concluded the current state of affairs at the agency “leaves CBP vulnerable to a corruption scandal that could potentially threaten the security of our nation.”... Read more»

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Border corruption often has family roots

David Cruz joined the U.S. Border Patrol because he wanted to be "part of the best." But family pressures, disillusionment, love and greed drove him to begin taking bribes to help immigrants enter the country illegally... Read more»

Analysis: Texas leaders have lesson to learn from Dallas attacks

Texas politicians and community leaders must do what the police courageously did on Thursday night in Dallas: Somebody has to run toward the trouble.... Read more»

Dallas police chief: Suspect 'wanted to kill white people'

The sniper involved in an attack on downtown Dallas that resulted in the death of at least at least five police officers said that he "wanted to kill white people" before being killed by a police department bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Friday.... Read more»

Police use of robot to kill Dallas suspect unprecedented, experts say

The death of a suspect in the Dallas police shootings marks the first time U.S. police officers have used a robot to kill someone, according to Texas and national experts.... Read more»

Obama on Dallas attack: "Justice will be done" (video)

President Barack Obama made a public statement from Poland early Friday morning, hours after sniper attacks in downtown Dallas had killed at least five police officers.... Read more»

Dallas police, protesters were united before sniper attack

DALLAS — After a long night of chaos and uncertainty, the city is finally quiet. Twenty blocks in the heart of downtown are blocked off by police barricades, an active crime scene where five officers were killed and six others were wounded by sniper fire amid an otherwise peaceful demonstration against police brutality.... Read more»

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Headless body leads to arrest of Texas Border Patrol agent

When Franky Palacios Paz was found naked and decapitated floating off South Padre Island, the local sheriff thought the murder would lead investigators back to Mexican drug cartel violence. He didn’t expect a U.S. Border Patrol agent to be among those arrested.... Read more»

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Ruling that Texas' 2013 abortion restrictions place an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning the regulations.... Read more»

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Rio Grande: Boats off the water little help in border security

Keeping people and drugs from crossing illegally into the United States requires more than boots on the ground. In the busy smuggling corridor of Starr County, Texas, it also takes boats in the water.... Read more»

Texas loses fight with feds to keep Syrian refugees out

Texas on Thursday lost its fight against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state, ending a months-long battle during which Syrian refugees continued to arrive.... Read more»

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Texas scrambles to fund border security project

Despite Texas lawmakers’ urgent calls to secure the border and fill in gaps they say the federal government has left wide open, a key effort Gov. Greg Abbott deemed a priority in 2015 isn’t off the ground yet.... Read more»

Congressman Vela's 'up yours' letter to Trump wows Washington

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela's open letter to Donald Trump, that missive challenging the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to ram a theoretical border wall up his ass, is already the stuff of Capitol Hill legend. ... Read more»

After outcry, judge delays sanctions in immigration case

The Texas-based judge that last year put a hold on President Obama’s executive order on immigration decided on Tuesday to also suspend a controversial punishment he had recently issued to the administration’s attorneys.... Read more»

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