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Nation Dec 12Pentagon watchdog investigating $400 million border wall contract
President Trump campaigned on a promise to build a “big beautiful wall” between the U.S. and Mexico," said Mexico would pay for it.
Politics Nov 22The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories
Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal opening statements.
Nation Nov 21Federal judge temporarily halts first federal execution in 16 years
Executions on the federal level have been rare. The government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988.
Nation Nov 14Chad Wolf takes over as acting head of Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has also been named as the new DHS deputy.
Politics Nov 12Supreme Court weighs whether family of slain Mexican teen can sue in U.S.
The high court on Tuesday heard arguments in a 2010 case where Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. fired into Mexico, killing Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca. The unarmed boy was playing a game with friends.
Nation Nov 07Secret Service study explores school shooter warning signs
There's no clear profile of a school attacker, but some details stand out: Many were absent from school before the attack, often through a school suspension; they were treated poorly by their peers in person, not just online.
Nation Nov 01Trump says Chad Wolf to be next acting DHS secretary
But Trump's casual announcement, made in response to a reporter's question outside the White House, temporarily created more uncertainty about who was in charge of the sprawling department.
Politics Oct 30WATCH: Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan testifies before Congress
The hearing is on terrorism, but it's highly likely lawmakers will ask Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about his time within the administration.
Politics Oct 28Read Alexander Vindman’s full opening statement on Trump and Ukraine
A military official at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry.
Nation Oct 21U.S. moves to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers
The official said the rules would not apply to legal permanent residents or anyone entering the U.S. legally, and children under 14 are exempt.