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First Mexican Journalist Killed in 2019

Murdered Mexican Journalist

Twenty-one days into 2019, Mexico recorded the first murder of a journalist who ran a community radio station in Baja California Sur. The reporter recently claimed to be the target of threats directed by a local mayor.


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Murdered Mexican Journalist

First Mexican Journalist Killed in 2019

Twenty-one days into 2019, Mexico recorded the first murder of a journalist who ran a community radio station in Baja California Sur. The reporter recently claimed to be the target of threats directed by a local mayor.

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GRAPHIC: Mexico’s Fuel-Theft Explosion Death Toll Rises — 79 Dead

Mexican authorities increased the official toll to 79 dead, 81 injured as the result of a fuel-theft explosion in the state of Hidalgo. Dozens more are reported missing following the failed attempt by hundreds of villagers to steal fuel from a ruptured pipeline.

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Thousands of Migrants Crossing Remote Section of New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials report that at least 2,500 migrants illegally crossed the border along a small section of the New Mexico Border. The migrants crossed the border this fiscal year as part of large groups of Central American families and unaccompanied minors near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

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Dem Rep. Cleaver: Trump Is Playing Us ‘For Fools’

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) reacted to President Trump’s proposal on immigration and the government shutdown by stating President Trump is trying to “play us for fools.” Cleaver said, “Well, there’s no table. The president

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GRAPHIC: 66 Killed, Dozens Injured in Mexican Fuel-Theft Explosion

Mexico’s government confirmed the death of 66 people and dozens more injured following a fuel explosion in the state of Hidalgo. An attempt to illegally tap into a fuel line to steal gallons of fuel is currently listed as the cause of the explosion.

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Brooks: I Don’t Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that President Trump will not declare a national emergency on the border and said that if anything would lead to weakened Republican support for Trump, a national emergency declaration would do

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SpaceX Picks Texas Border City Over Los Angeles to Build Mars Ship

SpaceX, the space exploration firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced Wednesday it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in South Texas and not at the Port of Los Angeles, a decision made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, California-based company said in a statement.

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Two Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Caught near U.S. with Weapons Cache

Mexican state police and soldiers arrested two Sinaloa Cartel operatives with an arsenal of rifles, ammunition, and a grenade on Wednesday. The pair were involved in drug smuggling activities near the California and Arizona borders.

Alleged Burglar Little Girl to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Break-in. (Video Screenshot: Tulsa Police Department)

WATCH: Alleged Burglar Takes Little Girl to Work

A security camera outside a flower shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shows the shocking image of an alleged burglar who brought a little girl along as he attempts a break-in. The effort apparently fails.

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El Chapo Gave Bribe to AMLO’s 2006 Presidential Campaign, Says Court Brief

A new court document in the trial of Mexican drug lord El Chapo claims he gave money to the failed 2006 presidential campaign of current Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Federal prosecutors tried to keep information about bribes paid to top Mexican politicians under seal, records revealed.