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Feds abused anti-terrorism database to track Chelsea Manning supporter David House

We’ve written a number of times about the so-called Constitution-free zone that extends 100 miles inward from the borders of the United States, a place where the Border Patrol, along with the DHS and ICE, exercise the “right” to search electronic devices…  …

Cops in shoot out with Mexican drug gang across Rio Grande

(Reuters) – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican drug traffickers fought a gun battle across the Rio Grande river in south Texas, authorities said on Friday, the latest of a spate of cross-border shootings in recent months. The Border Patrol said gunfire erupted on Wednesday after agents confronted a group…

California desert drug bust nets $22.6 mln in marijuana

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A record 14 tons of marijuana, valued at over $22.6 million, was seized in the California desert at a checkpoint roughly 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials said on Friday. Agents found the marijuana in 1,100 bundles concealed inside a tractor-trailer, marking the…

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