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In Battle Against MS-13, Focus Shifts to Unaccompanied Minors

Border Patrol Drive

MISSION, Texas—The Border Patrol truck brakes as three figures walk up the dirt road, clutching water bottles. A 15-year-old girl and her 11-year-old cousin from...

  • The Force Blue veterans embark on their first deployment to the Cayman Islands to help restore coral reefs in May 2017. (Courtesy of Working Pictures)

    Special Ops Veterans Become Guardians of the Sea

    NEW YORK—A human with a purpose is a beautiful thing. A group of highly trained combat veterans with a mission is truly astounding. Enter Force... Read more

  • An African elephant is pictured in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe on Nov.19, 2012. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    We’re All Environmentalists Now

    The days when political lines could be drawn in terms of where one stood on the environment are over. Everybody wants cleaner air, open spaces, vibrant... Read more

  • World War II veteran Lloyd Walker at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen, Texas, on May 29, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Texas WWII Veterans on God, Patriotism, and War

    MCALLEN, Texas—A cleansing thunderstorm raced over the Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen the night before Memorial Day. On the day, Lloyd Walker and... Read more

  • Marc Ruskin outside the federal building in Manhattan on May 19. Ruskin's new book, "The Pretender," delves into his 27 years as an FBI agent, most spent as an undervocer operative. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Marc Ruskin and the Pursuit of Becoming the FBI’s Best Spy

    NEW YORK—Alex Perez was a fugitive from Miami, up for any criminal activity at the right price. He sported a long ponytail, with the appropriate... Read more

  • Military veteran Kevin Tillman, a rescue operative in the child exploitation and human trafficking unit for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in New York on April 26, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Special Ops Veteran Now Fights Scourge of Child Exploitation

    NEW YORK—Kevin Tillman doesn’t consider himself a hero. But to many young girls and boys, he is their champion, an unsung hero in a dark... Read more

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    Why Are Children Throwing Away School Lunches?

    With a hint of a hyperbole, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue moved this week to “make school meals great again,” somewhat relaxing dietary regulations imposed by the... Read more

  • Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain. ( John Moore/Getty Images)

    Opioid Epidemic Underestimated in America, Experts Say

    America’s opioid epidemic may be even deadlier and more widespread than previously thought, as a number of opioid-related deaths are attributed to other causes, according... Read more

  • A field of oilseed rape in Perthshire, Scotland, in this file photo. (CHRISTOPHER FURLONG/GETTY IMAGES)

    GMO 2.0: A New Kind of Modified Food Escapes Regulation

    America has barely gotten a handle on how to deal with the kinds of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that have been around for decades. Now,... Read more

  • Jesus de Leon at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 16, 2017. De Leon defected from Cuba in 2004 while he was on a work trip to Brazil. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Fidel’s Cuba Leaves Indelible Scars

    NEW YORK—Jesús de León remembers clearly when his spirit finally shattered. He was 13 years old. It wasn’t an obvious wound like a broken leg,... Read more

  • Evelyn Rodriguez talks about the murder of her daughter last year, on Long Island, N.Y., on March 28. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Fear Grips Communities as MS-13 Gang Proliferates

    NEW YORK—At first, Evelyn Rodriguez thought her teenage daughter had forgotten to charge her phone—it kept going straight to voicemail. Or maybe she had just... Read more

  • Alice D’Arpino of Mansfield, Mass., holds a picture of her brother Emmett Scannell, who died as a result of a heroin overdose, as her mother, Aimee Manzoni-D’Arpino, speaks during a news conference on the opioid epidemic on Capitol Hill on May 19, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Resisting the Tide of Opioid Addiction

    NEW YORK—America is mobilizing to curb its opioid blight. Federal and state governments are investing hundreds of millions into addiction treatment, while the surgeon general... Read more

  • Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and  House Committee on Foreign Affairs host a commemoration on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of six years of war in Syria, March 21. At the extreme right is Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), with the Ranking Member second from the left, Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.). Second from the right is House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) with the Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) seated at the extreme left. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

    Visual Proof of Atrocities Featured at Commemoration of the Six-Year-Long Syrian Conflict

    WASHINGTON—The war in Syria is six years running with its heavy toll of death and suffering for the Syrian people. To make the world aware... Read more

  • Linda McMahon testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at her confirmation hearing to be the next leader of the Small Business Administration,  Jan. 24, 2017. A recent study by the New American Economy highlighted the importance of immigrants as business creators. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Job Creators We Don’t Always Hear About

    While stereotypes may have it that immigrants take jobs from Americans—particularly those Americans shun, like butchering hogs, cleaning houses, and working as nannies—the statistics tell... Read more

  • Ildiko Trien, former trapeze artist from Romania, shares her experiences living under communist rule before moving to America in 1970, in New York on Feb. 26, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    A Life Turned Upside Down by Communism

    NEW YORK—Ildiko Trien’s charmed and pampered life in Romania was flipped on its head when she was 5 1/2 years old.   Her father, who... Read more

  • Raven Faith, 45, at her home in the Los Angeles area on Mar. 6. (Ke Yuan/Epoch Times)

    Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

    LOS ANGELES—With her slight frame, wide eyes, and long black hair, Raven Faith projects the feeling of a fragile yet beautiful bird as she recounts memories of... Read more

  • Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, together with his family, from left, Eric Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump, waves part of a ribbon after cutting the ribbon during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington on Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    Trump Hotel Is the Place to Be in the Nation’s Capital

    WASHINGTON—At a circular booth in the middle of the Trump International Hotel’s balcony restaurant, President Donald Trump dined on his steak—well-done, with ketchup—while chatting with... Read more

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