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New Use for Old Texas Walmart: Immigrant Detention

A former Walmart Supercenter in Brownsville, Texas, has become the largest licensed migrant children’s shelter in the country — a warehouse for nearly 1,500 boys aged 10 to 17 who were caught illegally crossing the border. The New York Times calls the place “a model of border life in Trump-era America.”

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Cities Sue Pentagon Over Failure to Report Troubled GIs

The lawsuit by New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco calls on the Department of Defense to address a “clearly broken system” that allowed a former serviceman to buy a gun and kill 26 people in a Texas church in November. The gunman should have been disqualified from purchasing firearms, but the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI.

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