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WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it’s analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Speaking to reporters on his way to visit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis defends use of military on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump eyeing Homeland Security, White House shakeup

SALEM, Ore. | Man’s harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

SALEM, Ore.  — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Man’s harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shift

SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

SALEM, Ore.— The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border. Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African country of Mauritania, asked U.S. officials for asylum. Camara’s arduous journey … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | More crossing US-Mexico border come from far-flung lands

PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

PHOENIX  — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She’s one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s deployment of over 5,000 military troops to the border to fend … Continue reading PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

WASHINGTON | Trump says election will be seen as referendum on him

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump implored his supporters to vote on Tuesday, saying the media will treat the midterm results as a referendum on his presidency. “Even though I’m not on the ballot, in a certain way I am on the ballot,” Trump said during a tele-town hall organized by his re-election campaign Monday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says election will be seen as referendum on him

Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are

Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw the letters scrawled on the door to his dorm: “N—– go back” it said, inked in messy red marker. First he was blinded by confusion. Then rage. And then all he could think about was dropping out, finding a new school, escaping for good. “I thought maybe I … Continue reading Synagogue attack a reminder of how common hate crimes are

WASHINGTON | A look at the troops being sent to US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in response to a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through Mexico toward the United States and still about 900 miles away, with many dropping out. Here’s what we know so far about the military’s mission: WHAT TROOPS ARE INVOLVED? More than 7,000 active … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A look at the troops being sent to US-Mexico border