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Photos: Obama official Julián Castro opens South Side office for Biden campaign

As a surrogate for Joe Biden's presidential campaign, former U.S. housing secretary Julián Castro opened a campaign office in Tucson's South Side, attended a "bicicletada" or bike ride with early voters to the Downtown U.S. Post Office, and spoke with Latino voters at Borderlands Brewery. ... Read more»

House chairman says Trump admin misled Congress on boy’s death in custody

“This is inexcusable.” The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee responds to ProPublica’s report on the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant in Border Patrol custody.... Read more»

Inside the cell where a sick 16-year-old boy died in Border Patrol care

Video shows Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t match BP's account of his death.... Read more»


Democrats mull Julián Castro's vice presidential prospects

Only a year ago, Democrats far and wide treated HUD Secretary Julián Castro as the most likely vice presidential pick for a Hillary Clinton ticket. Young and Hispanic, the former San Antonio mayor posed a perfect complement to the former New York senator and Secretary of State. But in recent weeks, speculation about Castro's chances has grown more muted.... Read more»1

Cabinet secretaries tour Tucson's efforts to help homeless vets

The U.S. secretaries of Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development toured a Pima County employment center to recognize the local effort to end homelessness among veterans. Tucson is one of 25 cities across the country with a high concentration of chronically homeless vets.... Read more»

Factcheck: Democratic disinformation from Charlotte

There were a number of dubious or misleading claims on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. Factcheck.org is holding Democrats to the same standards they applied in last week’s coverage of the Republican convention.... Read more»

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to keynote Dem convention

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, who was jokingly mistaken for a White House intern by Barack Obama less than three years ago, will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention that will nominate the president for a second term.... Read more»