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Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.
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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.
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Minnesota's Legislature OKs Medical Marijuana

The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.
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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.
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The Difficult Choices Behind Bringing Sept. 11 Museum To Life

Alice Greenwald, the director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, talks to Melissa Block about the museum's opening.
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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $8 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?
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When States Can't Control Violent Youth, Is Prison The Answer?

A Connecticut judge has approved a rare request from the state's child welfare agency: to move a transgender teen to adult prison, even though she has not been charged with a crime.
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Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.
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To Help Nigeria Find Missing Girls, U.S. Sends In Airborne Support

The U.S. has deployed surveillance aircraft to Nigeria in the search for the more than 250 schoolgirls still missing. Imagery gathered by the aircraft and satellites will be shared with the Nigerian government.

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