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John Burnett

John Burnett appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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