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5 Dead As SUV Chased By Border Patrol Crashes In South Texas

5 Dead As SUV Chased By Border Patrol Crashes In South Texas

BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85,…

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1 Dead, 20 Injured In New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting

1 Dead, 20 Injured In New Jersey Arts Festival Shooting

By MIKE CATALINI TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, authorities said. Sixteen people were treated for gunshot wounds, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri on Sunday morning. Four of…

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Despite Cancer, McCain’s Maverick Ways Press On In Tweets

Despite Cancer, McCain’s Maverick Ways Press On In Tweets

By MELISSA DANIELS , Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional…

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Republicans Risking Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

Republicans Risking Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

By STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration…

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DHS Reports About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families

DHS Reports About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families

By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940…

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