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John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

Immigrant Advocates Challenge The Way Mothers Are Detained

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ten plaintiffs are suing the government over policies and practices at a residential center in New Mexico, where 648 women and children are being held while awaiting the outcome of their asylum cases.

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The Texas Road Food Takeover: Smoked, Fried And Tex-Mex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Like the march of fire ants and juniper trees across Texas, a trio of hardy cuisines is edging out the state's gastro-diversity. Classic Lone Star dishes like Frito pie are becoming harder to find.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.

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As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.

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Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.

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In Settlement, Homeland Security Agrees To Reform 'Voluntary Departures'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security is settling a lawsuit with the ACLU, which deals with immigrants who were improperly pushed to leave the country.

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In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

Saturday, August 09, 2014

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.

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Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.

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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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