Pentagon Sending 5,200 Troops to Border Week Before Midterms

The Pentagon said it’s sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving caravans that are still hundreds of miles from the U.S.

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West Coast Military Installations Eyed for US Fuel Exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia, but environmentalists see the proposal as nothing more than a handout to the fossil fuel industry which ignores the costs of climate change.

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