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Walmart shooting suspect pleads guilty to federal charges

Feb. 08, 2023 17:15 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the U.S. government said it wouldn’t seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms...

Democratic Arizona governor to keep migrant busing program

Jan. 25, 2023 14:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending her decision to continue her Republican predecessor's program to transport migrants out of border communities. Hobbs said in an interview with The Arizona Republic published Wednesday that her focus would be on...

Texas silent after Guard member shoots migrant on border

Jan. 24, 2023 15:51 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard member shot and wounded a migrant during a struggle this month on the U.S.-Mexico border as the soldier tried to detain the person, according to records from the state military, which has not publicly disclosed the incident. It’s...

Texas' Abbott begins 3rd term promising safer schools

Jan. 17, 2023 16:02 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised safer classrooms Tuesday without mentioning the Uvalde school shooting as he began a record-tying third term in office that puts the Republican in line to remain a rising national figure. His inaugural address outside the Texas...

Border pressures migrate north as Venezuelans head to Denver

Jan. 09, 2023 11:11 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Javier Guillen just wanted to get to the United States as he endured a three-month trek from Venezuela, hiking through Central American jungles and spending four days clinging to the roof of a Mexican train known as “the beast” to avoid police and kidnappers. But...

Biden inspects US-Mexico border in face of GOP criticism

Jan. 09, 2023 07:33 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 09, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. January 8, 2023. Editorial: The border crisis needs solutions, leaders The bad news at the U.S. border with Mexico keeps getting worse as growing numbers of desperate migrants pile up at ports of entry seeking refuge from violence,...

2nd Term: California's Newsom draws "battle lines" with GOP

Jan. 06, 2023 19:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom may be fresh off a campaign victory, but on Friday he talked like a politician ready for a fight as he held up his state as a beacon of freedom amid what he called a “rising tide of oppression" in Republican-led states. ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 19, 2022 15:50 PM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. December 14, 2022. Editorial: Immigration key to state’s future prosperity There are close to 80,000 unfilled jobs in Nebraska. The birth rate in the state is continuing to decline as are the number of students in elementary and...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 16, 2022 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas; Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif.; Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator; Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Sherrod Brown,...