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  1. Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint U.S., Yesterday

    A citizens militia known as the United Constitutional Patriots has begun detaining families of asylum seekers at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents.

  2. Two New Tent Cities Will Be Built in Texas to Hold Migrants U.S., April 17

    With existing facilities “beyond capacity,” the administration will spend nearly $40 million on tents to house detained migrant families and children.

  3. Julián Castro Needs a Defining Moment. It Hasn’t Come Yet. U.S., April 17

    Mr. Castro brings youth and diversity to the Democratic presidential field. But, overshadowed by some peers, he has failed to get traction in early polls.

  4. Robert A. Caro, Private Eye Books, April 16

    Caro’s “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing” describes a lifetime of digging for facts.

  5. In Attack on Transgender Woman, Dallas Man Was Offered $200, Police Say U.S., April 15

    The authorities were investigating the episode, which was described by the mayor as an attack of “mob violence.” It is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

  6. In the Rio Grande Valley, the Border Patrol Is the ‘Go-To Job’ U.S., April 14

    With decent pay, secure benefits and a certain amount of prestige, Border Patrol jobs are a middle-class mainstay in South Texas, especially for Mexican-Americans.

  7. Tornadoes Lash the South, Leaving 3 Dead, Including 2 Children U.S., April 13

    The children were sitting in the back seat of a car when a tree fell on it. Scenes of destruction in other parts of Texas also emerged.

  8. A Strange Little Section of the Border Wall U.S., April 11

    In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, making sense of the whirlwind of news coming out of Washington.

  9. Sergio García’s Hunt for the Perfect Caddie Sports, April 11

    He considered his wife and a former tennis star before settling on his brother. “He’s excited about caddying here, but it is not the holidays.”

  10. Failed Texas Bill Would Have Made Death Penalty Possible in Abortion Cases U.S., April 10

    The bill would have made women who obtained an abortion, or doctors who performed one, open to being charged with assault or criminal homicide.

  11. How Wall Street Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse Interactive, April 10

    Investors are finally paying attention to climate change — though not in the way you might hope.

  12. How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse Interactive, April 10

    Investors are finally paying attention to climate change — though not in the way you might hope.

  13. The Border Is Broken. And There’s No Plan to Fix It. U.S., April 10

    For years, there have been warnings that America’s immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now.

  14. The U.S. Immigration System May Have Reached a Breaking Point U.S., April 10

    For years, there have been warnings that America’s immigration system was going to fail. That time may be now.

  15. Trump Returns to Texas to Hone 2020 Immigration Message U.S., April 10

    President Trump believes that no issue better fires up his core supporters, meaning that immigration is certain to be at the center of the president’s case for a second term.

  16. In San Antonio, a Preview of How Immigration Could Play Out in 2020 U.S., April 10

    President Trump said Democrats would pay a price for their position on the issue. Julián Castro, the only Latino in the Democratic presidential field, fired back.

  17. For Texas Tech Fans, N.C.A.A. Men’s Final Is Emotional Ride Sports, April 9

    After the Red Raiders lost to Virginia, many who had shared the ride were looking ahead. “We’re going to get it done by the time I graduate,” one freshman said.

  18. The Most Unwelcome Fan in Patrick Reed’s Gallery: His Father Sports, April 9

    The defending Masters champion is estranged from his parents. They live six miles from Augusta National. His father keeps showing up at tournaments.

  19. To Reform the Police, Target Their Union Contract Opinion, April 8

    We did this in Austin and won.

  20. Texas Inmate With Allergies Has Asked for a Cotton Blanket for 10 Years, Lawsuit Says U.S., April 6

    Calvin Weaver, 73, claims that prison system employees violated his civil rights by ignoring his complaints for years.

  21. ‘Catastrophic’ Delays at U.S.-Mexico Border Follow Redeployment of Agents World, April 5

    The United States’ southwest border has, in effect, been partly closed because of American staffing shortages, costing businesses millions of dollars a day, according to industry officials.

  22. If Prisons Don’t Work, What Will? Opinion, April 5

    The Democratic presidential candidates should look at what a growing number of prosecutors are doing to end mass incarceration.

  23. For Migrants in Mexico, the Wait ‘Could Be a Week, Two Weeks, a Month’ U.S., April 5

    In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, Cubans in Ciudad Juárez, and a conversation with Senator Jon Tester

  24. Immigration Authorities Arrest More Than 280 in Texas in Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade U.S., April 4

    The sweep targeted an electronics repair company that officials said had knowingly hired undocumented workers.

  25. Waco Biker Shootout Left 9 Dead, but No One Will Be Held Accountable U.S., April 3

    Despite 177 arrests, prosecutors tried only one person, unsuccessfully. A new district attorney has now dismissed all the remaining charges.

  26. Atop a 300-Foot Ladder: A Swaying Tower and a Dose of Empathy Reader Center, April 2

    I’m not a thrill seeker in my day-to-day life. But putting myself in uncomfortable situations can help me understand the people I’m writing about.

  27. Trump’s Border ‘Solutions’ Will Make Things Worse Opinion, April 1

    There’s been a surge of migrant families at the southern border. The answer is not to close the border and cut off aid to Central American nations.

  28. Avocado Shortages and Price Spikes: How Trump’s Border Closing Would Hit U.S. U.S., April 1

    The president says shutting the border will punish Mexico, but economists say the economic damage to the United States would resemble the aftermath of a natural disaster.

  29. Abortion Cases: A Conservative Judicial Agenda? Opinion, April 1

    Linda Greenhouse responds to readers’ comments on how abortion law is being influenced by the judiciary.

  30. Migrants Moved Out of Holding Pen Under El Paso Bridge U.S., March 31

    The makeshift fenced enclosure was empty on Sunday, and officials said they were “in the process” of relocating migrants who were held there, including families with small children.

  31. Spring Brings Surge of Migrants, Stretching Border Facilities Far Beyond Capacity U.S., March 30

    Migration along the southern border typically increases in the spring, but authorities said the current numbers have reached “unmanageable” levels.

  32. Beto O’Rourke, Praising Immigration, Kicks Off Presidential Campaign in El Paso U.S., March 30

    Mr. O’Rourke officially launched his campaign near the border with Mexico. His downtown rally came amid extraordinary discord over immigration.

  33. What Would Texas Be Without Buc-ee’s? Style, March 30

    A convenience store chain is the through-line of America’s second-most sprawling state.

  34. Migrant Girl’s Autopsy Shows She Would Have Been Visibly Sick for Hours, Doctors Say U.S., March 29

    The 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who died in custody, was suffering from a severe bacterial infection that was very advanced, according to the autopsy report.

  35. Migrants Are Detained Under a Bridge in El Paso. What Happened? U.S., March 29

    Photos this week showed migrants held under a highway overpass. A special edition of the Crossing the Border newsletter explores why.

  36. Supreme Court Stays Execution of Buddhist Inmate U.S., March 28

    Prison officials in Texas had rejected the inmate’s request that his spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber, a decision his lawyers said violated the Constitution.

  37. Weather Channel Is Sued Over Fatal Crash Involving Storm Chasers U.S., March 28

    Corbin Jaeger was killed in 2017 when two storm chasers ran a stop sign at about 70 miles per hour, the lawsuit says. All three died in the crash.

  38. South of the Wall, North of the Border: Life in Texas’ No Man’s Land U.S., March 27

    Along the Rio Grande, the border fence may be a mile or more from the river, leaving some American homes and jobs in an isolated buffer zone.

  39. In Texas, a Whole House on Half a Lot Real Estate, March 26

    Building a house is expensive, so two couples in Austin came up with a creative plan to share the pain.

  40. Two Houses, One Lot Slideshow, March 26

    Building a house is expensive, so two couples in Austin came up with a creative plan to share the pain.

  41. Beto O’Rourke Hires Former Obama Aide as Campaign Manager U.S., March 25

    The Democrat from Texas has hired Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who worked for Barack Obama in 2012, to lead a campaign he had mostly overseen himself.

  42. Beto O’Rourke Hires Former Obama Aide as Campaign Manager U.S., March 25

    The Democrat from Texas has hired Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who worked for Barack Obama in 2012, to lead a campaign he had mostly overseen himself.

  43. Border Patrol Takes a Rare Step in Shutting Down Inland Checkpoints U.S., March 25

    The Border Patrol has closed the checkpoints in West Texas and New Mexico, which can be 100 miles from the border, to muster staffing to handle a major influx of migrant families.

  44. Pickleball and Golf Carts: It’s Springtime on the Rio Grande U.S., March 21

    In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, podcasts about the border, and an annual exodus of Midwesterners.

  45. Deer Park Fire: Benzene in Texas City’s Air Briefly Forces Everyone Inside U.S., March 21

    Officials had told residents to stay indoors for the second time in a week after a large chemical fire erupted at a storage tank on Sunday.

  46. Border Patrol Facilities in Texas Are Overflowing, Prompting Mass Releases in Border Cities U.S., March 20

    Hundreds of migrants are arriving every day in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, where officials are scrambling to house and feed them.

  47. Border Patrol Facilities in Texas Are Overflowing, Prompting Mass Releases in Border Cities U.S., March 20

    Hundreds of migrants are arriving every day in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, where officials are scrambling to house and feed them.