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John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.

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Moscow Metro Train Derails, Causing Deaths And Many Injuries

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The morning rush-hour crash wounded more than 160 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 21 others, officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.

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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

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Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.

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U.S. Court: Mexican Teen Killed By Border Patrol Had Rights

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The appeals court ruled that the teenager shot and killed on U.S. soil can claim constitutional protection. The ruling reverses part of a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.

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Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

Monday, June 30, 2014

In Texas and elsewhere, guns are playing major roles this campaign season. Politicians have opened fire in ads, literally, and embraced the gun as a symbol of their conservative street cred.

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From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents

Friday, June 20, 2014

Of the hundreds of migrants that U.S. border agents catch daily in the Rio Grande Valley, 20 percent are unaccompanied minors. Instead of catching lawbreakers, the agents say, they're baby-sitting.

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From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, addresses questions about the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children and their detention in an immigrant system built for adults.

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How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vast numbers of Central American children are streaming into the U.S., overwhelming the agencies charged with their care. Outbreaks of chicken pox and scabies have been reported at some centers.

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Open Carry Activists Bear Arms In The Streets — And Chipotle

Friday, June 06, 2014

As part of the open carry movement, some gun rights activists in Texas have been carrying rifles into restaurants. Many national chains have responded by instituting no-guns policies.

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Border Agency Revises And Makes Public Its Use Of Force Policy

Friday, May 30, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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After Private Pilots Complain, Customs Rethinks Intercept Policy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on drug smugglers is causing trouble for private pilots. Pilots say they are sometimes enduring hours of questioning by police searching for drugs.

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Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

Sunday, May 18, 2014

White missionaries used to travel to Africa to save souls. Today, the trend is reversed, as evangelists from the global south target Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Thursday, May 15, 2014

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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Amid Escalating Violence, Iraqis Head To Ballot Boxes

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Iraqis vote Wednesday in the country's first national election since U.S. forces withdrew in 2011. Steve Inskeep talks to Prashant Rao, Iraq bureau chief for Agence France Presse.

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U.S. Border Patrol Scrutinized For Increasing Fatalities

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shooting deaths of foreign national is up along the Southwest border. The agency has been called to modify its use-of-lethal-force policy. But it has a culture of secrecy and lacks transparency.

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

Friday, April 18, 2014

Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in hauntingly beautiful alabados preserved by lay brothers called penitentes. "You have to feel them," one says. "You have to feel them in your soul."

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Fort Hood Memorializes Shooting Victims, Obama Attends

Thursday, April 10, 2014

President Obama joined families and troops paying tribute to the three soldiers killed last week by a fellow soldier. Obama was there in 2009 after another mass shooting at the base.

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Obama Honors Victims Of Fort Hood Shooting

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting.

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