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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Refugee Children: Humanitarian Challenge or Border Problem

Slowly, perhaps, political leaders around the United States are coming to understand the influx of more than 50,000 children from Central America as the humanitarian crisis which it is, as opposed to another sign of perennial border problems. “The influx...

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Production at the Barnett Shale.

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Production at the Barnett Shale.

EPA Rules a Boon for Texas: Energy Study

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon-reduction plan a “direct assault” on energy providers. A new study, however, says the producers in his state may be its biggest beneficiaries. A study set for release today from the independent Center for Strategic and...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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Detainees do art work under a camouflage tent at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

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Detainees do art work under a camouflage tent at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas.

Portman: Obama Should Go Prime Time on Border Crisis

A Republican senator with an eye on the White House delivered some advice to President Barack Obama on how to sell his plan to combat a wave of children illegally immigrating from Central America: Tell their parents they’re not welcome....

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Governor Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014.

Obama on a Border Tour: ‘This Isn’t Theater’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama emerged from their private meeting with civil and religious leaders in Dallas today with some suggestions. “Deploy an additional 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to immediately enhance border security operations,”...

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

McCain: Obama ‘Going to Texas Without Going to Border?’

President Barack Obama is bound for Texas this week. To raise some money for his party’s congressional campaigns. Republicans are suggesting a detour: To the border, where tens of thousands of children from Central America have arrived without parents, placing...

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54,071,370

That’s the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2013, or 17.1 percent of the nation’s estimated population of 316,128,839. The Census Bureau today released population estimates for each race group and Hispanics, age groups and both...

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