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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 16, 2014

Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

By Richard Knox

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United States border patrol agents monitor a fence in Hidalgo, Texas. Two congressmen, from Texas and New Mexico, are seeking a review of some agency policies.

U.S. Reps. Beto O'Rourke of Texas and Steve Pearce of New Mexico are looking for answers to their questions about the Border Patrol. These Southwest representatives, one Democrat and the other Republican, have neighboring districts along the U.S.-Mexico border.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2014

Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents

By Bill Chappell

A new report lists more than 800 complaints made against U.S. Border Patrol agents; most include physical abuse. Here, an agent patrols the U.S.-Mexico border fence at in San Diego, Calif., last year.

Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. The accusations include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, stomped on a man and physically forced a minor to sign a document.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 24, 2014

U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

By Mark Memmott

Joseph Kony

The U.S. is sending 150 Air Force special operations personnel to central Africa this week — more than doubling the number of American troops on the ground who are assisting in the search for infamous Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, The Washington Post reports.





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