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Former Agent Says, 'Border Patrol Does Good Work ... But There's Tension There'

In The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantú looks back on his time as a Border Patrol agent. He says, in his experience, "No matter what obstacle we put at the border, it's going to be subverted."

Starting Again Stan Forebee
New Generations Stan Forebee
The Quiet At Night Mary Lattimore

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Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants

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Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs
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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud is shown in a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom in 2015. He was arrested after traveling to Syria, then returning to Ohio, where he planned to carry out an attack. According to a new report, he's one of 12 Americans who went to join extremist groups in Syria or Iraq, and then returned back to the U.S. Mohamud was sentenced last month to 22 years in prison. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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Americans In ISIS: Some 300 Tried To Join, 12 Have Returned To U.S.

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Saone Evenings
Still Young Evenings
Classy Penguin The Books
Welcome Orson Wells

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Former Agent Says, 'Border Patrol Does Good Work ... But There's Tension There'

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Learning The Ropes Rer Repeter
Calor DJ Nirso

Isabel Escobar (far right) was among a group of Arise Chicago members — Latina and Polish home cleaners, nannies and home care workers — advocating for the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights during an October 2015 trip to the state capital in Springfield. Arise Chicago hide caption

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Low-Wage Workers Say #MeToo Movement Is A Chance For Change

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We Are All Right Here Melodium
Roger the Dodger Julian Lage

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address in February 2017 in Harrisburg, Pa. He and Republican leaders have a week to come up with new congressional maps for the state. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Pass Means Pennsylvania Must Redraw Congressional Maps In 10 Days

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