Lawmakers Critical of Military Presence in Border Crisis

At a hearing where the chief of U.S. Border Patrol defended the need for military involvement in addressing the immigration crisis, members of Congress pushed back Thursday on that partnership’s mounting costs and still unseen payoff.

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Feds Will Finally Examine 2016 NC Polls for Hacking

More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting.

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FBI Officials Grilled on Response to White Supremacist Threats

The Trump administration has cut federal spending to tackle domestic terrorism as violent episodes of white supremacist extremism continue to play out, and House Democrats demanded answers Tuesday from FBI and Homeland Security officials about how the agencies plan to solve the problem with inadequate resources.

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ICE Contractor Faces Suit Over ‘Inhumane’ Van Ride

A five-hour bus trip to bring immigrant detainees from Northern California to Bakersfield turned into a day-long ordeal, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday accusing a Homeland Security contractor of using a windowless van to transport the immigrants in suffocating heat that caused them to vomit and faint.

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