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  1. Retiree traveled world forecasting weather for troopsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 7 | Washington Times

    Not unlike other retirees, Larry Mayou doesn't pay a lot of attention to the weather -he prefers to just wait and see what happens. But that's a far cry from his professional military duties, when Mayou was responsible for helping provide weather forecasts and guidance to some of the nation's most highly classified projects during his almost 21 1/2 years in the Air Force before retiring in 1984 as a lieutenant colonel.


  2. Texas home-schooling case entangles religious liberty, parental rightsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 4 | Washington Times

    Laura McIntyre's nine children began receiving their education by way of home schooling more than a decade ago inside a vacant El Paso, Texas, office, according to the Associated Press. But now the McIntyres face a legal battle against the El Paso School District that the Texas Supreme Court is slated to hear next week, which holds ramifications on home schooling in the U.S. There are 1.7 million kids getting their educations in their homes today, up 30 percent from a decade ago, The Daily Beast indicated.


  3. Peppier handicapped symbol gets support, but problems remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Washington Times

    The ubiquitous handicapped symbol that marks parking spaces, building entrances and restrooms around the world is getting an update, a modernization that emphasizes ability rather than disability. What started as a street art project has grown into official acceptance.


  4. Illegal immigrant inmates will go from prison to deportation under federal cooperationRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2015 | Washington Times

    Nearly a third of the 6,000 inmates whom the Obama administration plans to release early from federal prisons across the United States this month are noncitizens, officials say. Although a lack of cooperation between local or state jails and federal immigration officials has hampered past efforts to deport illegal immigrants once their sentences are complete, officials expect this process to go smoothly. 2 comments

  5. US Border Patrol agent pleads not guilty in shooting of teenRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2015 | Washington Times

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday. Lonnie Swartz, who is on administrative leave, was allowed to remain free pending trial but he was forced to surrender his Border Patrol pistol and not travel outside Arizona and Nevada.


  6. Nursing soldiers in uniform pose for photo to normalize breastfeedingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2015 | Washington Times

    In a photo that has gone viral, a group of female soldiers at Fort Bliss nursed their babies in full uniform as an effort to normalize breastfeeding in the military. When Tara Ruby was on active duty in the Air Force from 1997 to 2001, support for breastfeeding moms was practically nonexistent, she told the Huffington Post.


  7. 2 plead guilty in Missouri to immigration chargesRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2015 | Washington Times

    Authorities say two people have pleaded guilty in Missouri to charges stemming from a fake marriage concocted to evade immigration laws.


  8. Immigration campaign tells Central Americans not to jump borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2015 | Washington Times

    The Department of Homeland Security is ramping up a new campaign to try to persuade Central American families not to make the perilous journey to jump the U.S. border, as new statistics suggest that last summer's surge could be happening again. The effort comes as the administration fights a federal judge who is trying to severely limit detention of illegal immigrant families, once again testing President Obama's standing in the Hispanic- and immigrant rights communities.


  9. Border Patrol trains dogs at Virginia battlefield siteRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2015 | Washington Times

    Since early June, the U.S. Border Patrol has been using much of the protected 315 acres on weekdays to train dogs to track and trail unauthorized immigrants. The Border Patrol is finishing training this week and a private graduation ceremony will be held for nine canine handlers and four instructors in Front Royal on Friday.


  10. El Paso civil rights group files three ADA lawsuitsRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2015 | Washington Times

    July 28 - The Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project has filed lawsuits against a shopping mall, a soccer association and various businesses in El Paso for allegedly violating a federal law that provides protections to people with disabilities. The lawsuits, which were filed on behalf of four El Pasoans with disabilities, were among more than 30 filed across Texas on Monday in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  11. Correction: El Paso Hospital-Surgeries storyRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | Washington Times

    In a story July 12 about an El Paso hospital cancelling some surgeries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the accreditation for University Medical Center of El Paso had been denied. The hospital instead received a notice of preliminary denial of accreditation.


  12. Judge: Family of Mexican teen shot by agent can sueRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | Washington Times

    The mother of a Mexican teen killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a cross-border shooting can continue a lawsuit in the case, a federal judge has ruled. The civil rights case against Agent Lonnie Swartz over the death of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez will go forward after U.S. District Court Judge Raner C. Collins denied a part of his motion to dismiss the case. 4 comments

  13. EDITORIAL: ISIS Observing Ramadan with murderRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | Washington Times

    Ramadan is Islam's period of religious reflection and observance, but this year, radical Muslims are making it a ritual of mayhem and murder. An outburst of attacks on innocents last week killed dozens.


  14. Loretta Lynch: Justice Dept. to expand Eric Holder's anti human-trafficking pilot programRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Washington Times

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday the Justice Department plans to expand a pilot anti-trafficking program that has successfully dismantled sex rings and cracked down on corrupt actors in various states across the nation. The program, known as the Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team Initiative, was set up in February 2011 by former Attorney General Eric Holder alongside then- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and then-U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.


  15. Cat hitches ride to Alaska in mattress, reunites with familyRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2015 | Washington Times

    A family is reunited with their cat Moosie after the 2-year-old gray tabby survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when its owners moved to their new home in Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Kymberly and Jesse Chelf thought they lost Moosie when they left El Paso, Texas, in April.


  16. Residents ponder fate of streets named a Bruce JenneraRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Washington Times

    Some residents in Texas and Tennessee are musing over what to do with streets named "Bruce Jenner" after the Olympic champion revealed last week that her new name is Caitlyn Jenner. South Austin and El Paso in Texas both have streets named Bruce Jenner Lane.


  17. Drug smugglers get creative in bids to elude U.S. border guardsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Washington Times

    Hidden inside a load of green peppers, sealed in bales of coiled cable wire, stuffed inside the cups of women's bras - drug runners are finding increasingly innovative places to stash their illicit cargo as they try to sneak it by U.S. border guards. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who staff the ports of entry, and the Border Patrol , which mans the line between the official crossing points, said they are up to the task, sniffing out each of those attempts and hundreds more every year in a high-stakes cops-and-robbers that nets millions of pounds of contraband each year. 6 comments

  18. Pentagon waste: $1M spent at strip clubs, casinosRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2015 | Washington Times

    One Navy petty officer managed to spend six times his allotted per diem at strip clubs using his official government travel charge card, according to a new Pentagon audit Tuesday that found Defense Department employees made more than $1 million in bogus charges at strip clubs and casinos in just one year. The Air Force had the most transactions, accounting for nearly half of the money spent in the questionable establishments, the Pentagon 's inspector general said.


  19. Health study finds high rate of STD in El Paso CountyRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2015 | Washington Times

    A report conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows that chlamydia cases in the county far exceed statewide and national rates. The El Paso Times reports the study found there are 600 new cases for every 100,000 people in El Paso.


  20. Court: Family of teen shot across border can't sue US agentRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | Washington Times

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The unanimous ruling was issued by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reversing most of an earlier 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the court.


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