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As Illegal Crossings Decline, New Focus for Border Patrol

A Border Patrol agent on the lookout for illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas as the sun sets in the city of Roma on May 31. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)
A Border Patrol agent on the lookout for illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas as the sun sets in the city of Roma on May 31. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

ROMA, Texas—Go to the observation deck by the bird sanctuary at the Roma bluffs, we’re told. At sunset, overlooking the Rio Grande, you will see...

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    American Beaten to Death in Greece Because He Put Drink on Wrong Table

    New information and interviews with friends of the American beaten to death in Greece are slowly bringing more information to light about what lead to... Read more

  • Border Patrol agents on their mustangs are training to become horse patrol agents in Edinburg, Texas, on May 26, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Using Horsepower on the Southern Border

    EDINBURG, Texas—”It’s not just a horse, it’s a mustang.” Ruben Garcia, horse patrol coordinator for the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, is unbridled in... Read more

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

    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... Read more

  • Pamela Taylor, who has lived in the same home since 1946, is in her yard in Brownsville, Texas, on June 1, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Life on the Southern Border

    McALLEN, Texas—Stepping out of the air-conditioned car is like facing the blast of a thousand fan heaters. The trickling sweat—like an overflow valve—can somehow reassure... Read more


    Remembering the Victims of Communism—for Them, and for Us

    WASHINGTON—The power of memory—to honor, to console, to teach, and to warn—was evoked on the morning of June 9 at the award and wreath-laying ceremonies... Read more

  • Customers shop for clothing at a Zara store in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 6, 2016. (Phil Walter/Getty Images)

    Fast Fashion Fills Waterways With Plastic Microfibers

    Fleece sweaters, yoga pants, and other clothing made of synthetic materials release thousands of plastic microfibers every time they are washed. These microfibers are accumulating... Read more

  • 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

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