John Burnett

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

Sunday, May 18, 2014

In earlier times, white missionaries traveled from Europe and America to sub-Saharan Africa to save souls.

Today, the trend has reversed. Evangelists from the global south are targeting Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal.

There is no greater example than the Redeemed Christian Church of God. ...


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.


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.


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.


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."


Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled ...


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.


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.


Second Deadly Shooting At Fort Hood Raises Multiple Questions

Friday, April 04, 2014

Attention is focused on the mental state of Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, who's accused of killing 3 people and injuring 16 at Fort Hood on Wednesday. A verbal altercation may have lead to the shooting.


Fort Hood Suffers Another Shooting Tragedy

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Military officials say a soldier opened fire at the base killing three people before taking his own life. A senior officer says the shooter was being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder.


NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

Thursday, April 03, 2014

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.


Onscreen But Out Of Sight, TV Preachers Avoid Tax Scrutiny

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The IRS has not audited a church in five years. Some televangelists are taking advantage of that inaction to shield millions of dollars from public scrutiny.


Cycling's Catching On In Texas, For A Very Texas Reason

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.


Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of "church" and as grand as the role of government in religion.

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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.