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  • Tennessee editorial roundup

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    July 21 The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee on NASA searching for life among the stars: We may know within five, 10 or more likely the next 20 years whether there is life on other planets. And that's not too long to wait, since mankind has been pondering that question for...

  • Alaska National Guard rescues Kobuk River rafter

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard has rescued a hiker who had been rafting down the Kobuk River when his raft overturned in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Capt. John Romspert with the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center says the man contacted the National...

  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the...

  • Despite bloodshed, Colorado Springs man says nonviolent movement is strong after trip to West Bank

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Jimi Hummer arrived in the West Bank city of Hebron on 
May 22 as tensions that led to current Israeli and Palestinian violence began to unfold. “So this was my welcome to Hebron,” he said Monday night, as photos of armed Israeli soldiers outside Palestinian homes came up on the...

  • Frustrations of waiting weeks for returning soldiers dissipates with Fort Carson homecoming

    By Stephen Hobbs, stephen.hobbs@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Arriving in white, unmarked buses, the 355 soldiers were escorted by Fort Carson Fire Department trucks to a parking lot. The sky was dark, the sun would not come for another 50 minutes, and it was serene. But inside the nearby event center, which doubles as recreational basketball...

  • Funds available in Va. to address military impacts

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funding is available for Virginia localities to address issues related to encroachment of military or security installations. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the grants are being supported by $4.36 million from the Virginia Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund. The...

  • Arizona governor hopefuls debate hot-button issues

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Illegal immigration took center stage Monday during a televised debate between six Republican candidates for Arizona governor. Although the candidates discussed other topics that included education and the economy, illegal immigration drew the most pointed comments...

  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?"...

  • California won't send troops to Mexican border

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday. Capt. Will Martin of the California Military Department said the...

  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally. Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's...

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