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Militia member charged with impersonating US Border Patrol agent

Jim Benvie says he helped detain migrants crossing the US-Mexico border as part of a militia group. Now, he’s facing prison time. Benvie was one of the most recognizable members of the United Constitutional Patriots for his Facebook live streams of the group purportedly attempting to detain migrants; each broadcast received tens of thousands of…MORE

Why Border Patrol isn’t accepting donations for kids in custody

Why Border Patrol isn’t accepting donations for kids in custody

Rep. Terry Canales heard the reports of children suffering in squalid conditions at Customs and Border Protection facilities and knew what he had to do. The Texas state legislator sent a letter to local Border Patrol officials asking what items members of the public could donate. Canales says the response he received baffled him. “We…MORE

Prosecution rests in SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s military murder trial

Prosecutors in the military trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, accused of committing multiple violations of military law in Iraq, rested their case Tuesday. Gallagher, a special operations chief, is accused of murdering a prisoner, posing for a photo next to a corpse, shooting at noncombatants and intimidating SEALs who could report his behavior. Gallagher…MORE

Georgia police release footage of finding a newborn in a plastic bag in the woods

Georgia police release footage of finding a newborn in a plastic bag in the woods

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s office near Atlanta has released dramatic bodycam video from the night authorities found a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic bag in the woods. The footage, released Tuesday, was captured on June 6 in Cumming, Georgia about 40 miles from Atlanta. The sheriff’s office said in a statement it “is continuing…MORE

Knicks fined $50,000 for banning newspaper from news conference

The New York Knicks were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Monday for violating league rules regarding equal access for members of the media. The violation took place Friday, the day after the 2019 draft. A reporter from the New York Daily News was banned from the introductory news conference for the team’s two new…MORE

Soldiers rescue woman and child on US-Mexico border

Two US soldiers tasked with helping safeguard the US-Mexico border rescued a woman and a her child Thursday, saving the migrant family from drowning as they attempted to cross into the country, the US military said Tuesday. The soldiers “saw a migrant family enter the canal” and “observed a woman and her child start to…MORE

Wayfair workers plan walkout in protest of company’s bed sales to migrant camps

Employees for the online retailer Wayfair say they plan a walkout from company headquarters Wednesday in protest of the company selling furniture to migrant detention facilities. According to a woman identifying herself as an employee of the company, Wayfair employees learned last week that an order for about $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture was placed…MORE