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For Illegal Immigrants, Journey To U.S. Soil Cut Short

In the latest story from our Borderland series, we explore a section of the border fence near a wildlife refuge in Hidalgo, Texas, While there, the U.S. Border Patrol picks up 18 migrants.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, …

Paul Ryan swears immigration reform will happen before the end of time

The GOP leader and former vice presidential candidate is confident immigration reform will happen…one day<p>Speaking at a Wednesday event held by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the GOP's most high-profile supporters of comprehensive immigration reform, expressed the …

Discharge petition: Immigration activists are divided

Immigration advocates and House Democrats gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for a vote on a comprehensive reform bill—the one that has been …

Obama eye-to-eye with Saudi king

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama traveled to King Abdullah’s desert oasis Friday to “look him in the eyes” and explain that their strategic interests remain very much aligned, according to senior administration officials.<p>The trip — a late addition Obama’s European swing — came at a …

Amnesty International says human rights 'missing in action' on Obama trip to Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International is criticizing President Obama for not discussing Saudi Arabia’s human rights record in either private meetings with King Abdullah or meetings with other Saudi officials.<p>A spokesman for the human rights group Sunjeev Bery said in a statement Friday that “human rights were …

Luxurious Masterfully Crafted Paradise Cove Beach House in Malibu

Regardless of whether you like it or not, your home reflects your social status. Especially in the world of the affluent. Naturally, rich people …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

Larger L.A. earthquake possible after 5.1 temblor, USGS says

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday night raises the possibility that a larger quake is on the way, seismologists said.<p>The swarm of earthquakes began at 8:03 p.m., when a 3.6 earthquake hit. That ended up being a foreshock of the largest earthquake to hit, a …

Natural Disasters

Taliban launch attack on Afghanistan's electoral commission building

Afghanistan's electoral commission building has been attacked by suicide bombers, as part of an increasingly violent campaign to thwart the presidential election - with one week to go until the vote<p>Taliban insurgents attacked the <b>Afghan</b> election commission's heavily-fortified headquarters in Kabul …

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