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Smuggler-Chasing Texas Sheriffs Want Money Not Guardsmen — Tap for Slideshow Texas sheriffs are fuming over Governor Rick Perry 's failure to consult them before dispatching 1,000 National Guardsmen to bolster the border with Mexico. Local officers say they've confronted the daily fallout from a porous border and broken immigration system for decades, while the Guard troops will lack authority to make arrests and are unfamiliar with the terrain.

Child Migrants Entering U.S. Custody Fell by Half in July — The surge in unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border eased in July, even as Congress and the White House failed to agree over how to resolve an issue that both Republicans and Democrats call a crisis. The number of youths entering U.S.

Arizona’s Prolonged Lethal Injection Is Fourth This Year — Arizona 's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group. Governor Jan Brewer, a 69-year-old Republican, said she ordered corrections officials to review the lethal injection yesterday at the Arizona Prison Complex-Florence, which lasted almost two hours and triggered calls for a moratorium.

Flood of Children at Border Is Overwhelming U.S. — In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home. But with tens of thousands of them churning through the system, some just toddlers, the logistics are overwhelming, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its July 28 issue.

Texas Abortions Decline 13% After Filbustered Law Closes Clinics — Anti-abortion legislation passed by Texas lawmakers last year that cut the ranks of providers in half resulted in a 13 percent reduction in procedures, according to a report from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

Perry’s Guard Surge Follows Record Buildup Along Border — The 1,000 Texas National Guard troops Governor Rick Perry will send to the Mexican border will augment almost 10,000 federal agents already there, part of an unprecedented buildup guarding a line with more physical obstacles than ever. Droves of unaccompanied children are flooding the southern U.S.

U.S. Child Migrant Crisis Elicits Answers From Aid to Expulsion — What will stem the flood of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border? Today, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, are proposing legislation to allow U.S. agents to turn back Central American children at the border and provide court hearings for those who don't voluntarily return home.

Classrooms in U.S. Prepare for Flood as Migrants Become Pupils — The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools. While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the U.S. are struggling to absorb a new student population the size of Newark, New Jersey's.

Honduran Boy Flees Gangs as Migrants Inundate Border — Carlos boarded a bus last month using money he earned picking coffee beans and corn, fleeing the gangs of his native Honduras who'd threatened to kill him if he didn't join. The 17-year-old made it as far as a migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, less than a quarter mile from the U.S.

Babies Pay for Detroit’s Fall With Mortality Above Mexico — Detroit 's 60-year deterioration has taken a toll not just on business owners, investors and taxpayers. It's meant misery for its most vulnerable: children and the women who bear them. While infant mortality fell for decades across the U.S., progress bypassed Detroit, which in 2012 saw a greater proportion of babies die before their first birthdays than any American city, a rate higher than in China, Mexico and Thailand.
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Oct 16, 2014

@MichaelCBender the new trash line may be even better: (Updates with psychiatrist’s comment under Lizard Brain subheadline.)

Oct 16, 2014

@Ostaley they shld really provide me w a hazmat suit to work under these conditions!

Oct 16, 2014

#Ebola-wary Americans are seeking solace in hand sanitizer: my latest w/ @StatesAndCities correspondents nationwide

Oct 10, 2014

"Although there are millions of people who live and work in New York City and the odds are staggeringly small..."

Oct 10, 2014

Carlos Barrientos prays before, during and after his 18-year-old son straps on a #football helmet: by @MichaelMarois

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