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At the Border, Trump Moves Closer to Emergency Declaration

MCALLEN, Texas — Taking the shutdown fight to the Mexican border, President Donald Trump edged closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure was mounting to find...
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Fact Check: Trump and the Disputed Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — In his prime-time speech to the nation, President Donald Trump declared a border crisis that's in sharp dispute, wrongly accused Democrats of refusing to pay for border security and ignored the rea...
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As Immigrants Flow Across US Border, American Guns Go South

Among the thousands of immigrants who have been coming across the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, many are seeking to escape gang and drug violence raging in their homelands. The weapon of choice used to intimidate them? Often an American-made gun. Whi...

12 Days of Philanthropy: P.A.I.N

Parents and Addicts In Need (P.A.I.N.) offers services and support for individuals struggling with addiction, as well as their families. “We want to help families get through addiction and get more people cl...

Fresno Keeps Close Eye on California’s Hepatitis Emergency

A deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in California has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency to better respond to the disease. So far, the outbreak has killed 19 people in San Diego and sickened close to 600 across the state. The governor’s ...