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How Trump Radicalized ICE

A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy<p>Settling into a sense of safety is hard when your life’s catalog of memories teaches you the opposite lesson. Imagine: You fled from a government militia …

Immigration

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

President Trump hailed him as a catalyst of the summit with Kim Jong-Un. But what happened to Warmbier—the American college student who was sent home brain-damaged from North Korea—is even more shocking than anyone knew.<p>1. Homecoming<p>On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, …

North Korea

Roger Federer's Move from Nike to Uniqlo Is a Seismic Shift in Tennis Style

LeBron isn't the only one making waves in the sports world.<p>Roger Federer is a Uniqlo guy now. As one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Federer has had his fair share of brand opportunities. In fact, he's been a Nike player for more than 20 years. But Federer is now Uniqlo's global brand …

Ultra-clean homes could trigger childhood leukaemia, major review suggests

Keeping children cocooned in ultra-clean homes away from other youngsters could trigger childhood leukaemia, a landmark study suggests.<p>A major new analysis by Britain’s leading leukaemia expert has concluded a deadly chain of events is set in motion when susceptible children are not exposed to …

Why is Sydney being split into three cities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sydney has an ambitious plan. The most populous city in Australia has announced that it wants to split into three cities -- in as little as 20 years' time.<p>The radical "Greater Sydney Region Plan: a Metropolis of Three Cities" plan was released last month by the Greater Sydney Commission, a …

Another powerful billionaire slams Facebook for being too addictive

Another billionaire has some harsh words for Facebook.<p>Speaking at a dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, George Soros delivered a …

Social Media

Downtown Dallas' largest redevelopment project threatened with forced sale

One of the lenders in a huge downtown Dallas development project is moving to force a sale of the property.<p>GCP Income Opportunities I LLC says that …

Knox Street's familiar Weir's Furniture block is getting a high-rise makeover

Dallas' popular Knox Street business district is set for a makeover with a major new project.<p>The owners of Weir's Furniture and Atlanta-based …

Texas

Smartphone usage by the numbers via Deloitte

Smartphone usage and adoption has matured, but 47 percent of consumers want less of their devices.<p>Americans collectively check smartphones 12 billion …

If we mean to remove memorials of white supremacists, that includes Lincoln

"In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any …

Irving's $180 million Music Factory is more than half built

Irving's new Music Factory entertainment and retail venue is scheduled to open before the end of the year.<p>Hundreds of construction workers are …

With 50,000 D-FW apartments under construction, which builders are reaping the benefits?

With 50,000 apartments under construction in North Texas, there's plenty of business to go around.<p>But a couple of builders top the list of the …

Apartment community starts construction on downtown Dallas' near east side

Apartment builder Encore Multi-Family LLC has finally gotten started on its new rental community just east of downtown Dallas.<p>The 253-unit project is …

Downtown’s Trammell Crow Center tower gets a redo and major addition

One of downtown Dallas' iconic skyscrapers is getting a major makeover.<p>The 50-story Trammell Crow Center on Ross Avenue is among the city's most …

New condo project on the way in Dallas' M Streets neighborhood

A new development underway in East Dallas is one of the only close-in small condominium home projects in the area.<p>Stillwater Capital is building the …

Homebuilders are betting on baby boomers to be big buyers

As an aging baby boomer, it's hard to get find love from the consumer products sector.<p>All the mainstream advertising is pitched toward 20 and 30 …

Are huge houses for everyone a thing of the past? Builders, buyers settling for less

ORLANDO, Fla. — The big run-up in home size may be over.<p>After years of building steadily bigger and bigger homes, builders and buyers settled for …

The Last Great Cowboy

If Dak Prescott leads the Dallas Cowboys back to the Super Bowl, he’ll be the first quarterback to get America’s Team there since Troy Aikman. So, over Thanksgiving, just after he turned 50, we visited with the legend to try and figure out what he’s learned in the years since he won his first Super …

The PowerRay underwater drone finds fish and films them in 4K

If you're heading out to the coast or the lake for a spot of fishing, you can have the best gear and the perfect bait but you won't land anything if you're set up in the wrong spot. Experience can only guide so you so much, so PowerVision -- the company behind the incredible PowerEgg drone we saw …

Virtual Reality

High-rise residential building in the works for Irving’s Las Colinas

Dallas' high-rise apartment boom is spreading to Irving.<p>Almost a dozen high-rise residential buildings are currently being built in Dallas.<p>Now …

Dallas hotel project combines art and architecture on the south side of downtown

With just over two months left before the grand opening, developers are rushing to finish the Lorenzo Hotel on the southern edge of downtown …

New downtown Dallas apartment skyscraper could start taking shape next year

Developers working on what would be downtown Dallas' tallest new apartment tower are moving forward with the deal.<p>Chicago-based apartment developer …

Apartment block going up next to Highland Park isn’t after the usual Uptown renter

A new apartment community being built on the edge of Highland Park is after a different renter than the typical Uptown crowd.<p>Provident Realty …

Uptown building sale sets record Dallas office price

Investors have completed a record-price building purchase in Dallas' booming Uptown district.<p>Investor Gaedeke Group paid more than $510 per square …

The Short Story of the Iconic Photo 'The Falling Man'

15 years after the tragic day, Time Magazine published a video from their "Behind the Photo" series about "The Falling Man,” captured by well-known …

Up to 16 people abducted from Mexican beach resort restaurant

Armed men burst into a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta and abducted as many as 16 customers early on Monday, according to local authorities.<p>Prosecutors in the western state of Jalisco said that around 1am local time, the gunmen entered a restaurant called La Leche on the …

Based on this time last year, Dallas home prices rising at blazing pace

Dallas-area home prices are growing at one of the fastest rates in the country, according to the latest nationwide comparison.<p>Dallas prices were 9 …

Come and take it: Texas one of top states for foreign home purchasers

Texas is a top market for foreign homebuyers, with most of the purchasers coming from Mexico, India and China, according to a new study.<p>The Lone Star …

North Texas’ hot summer housing market sets record for sales and prices

North Texas home prices hit an all-time high in June as real estate agents sold the most houses ever in a single month.<p>Last month, 10,857 pre-owned …

Dallas-area condo and townhouse sales are showing gains this year

It's not just Dallas-area house sales that are booming.<p>Sales of condominiums and townhouses are up this year too, according to a new report by the …