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Former National Guard Chief On What A 2006 Border Deployment Tells Us Today

The last major deployment of the National Guard to the border was overseen in 2006 by retired Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum. He says their work freed Border Patrol agents to focus on their primary job.

Week In Politics: How Trump Announces Policy Changes And The Future Of The EPA

NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Vox co-founder and editor Matthew Yglesias and Politico reporter Eliana Johnson about embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and the fear of a “blue wave” in Wisconsin.

After Raising Concerns About Scott Pruitt, A Number Of EPA Officials Were Demoted

A number of Environmental Protection Agency officials have been demoted or reassigned after raising concerns about the way EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is managing the agency, according to a report from The New York Times.

Conservative California Cities Revolt Against State’s Anti-Trump Policies

In Southern California, there is a growing backlash against the state’s resistance to the Trump administration on illegal immigration and other issues.

Without Warning System, Schools Often ‘Pass The Trash’ — And Expose Kids To Danger

Federal education laws are supposed to protect students from the cycle of educator-based misconduct — abuse, dismissal, rehire and abuse again. But no one is tracking compliance.

Julie Lythcott-Haims: What’s The Harm In Overparenting?

Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims says overinvolved parents prevent kids from developing agency. She urges parents to focus on what’s more important: unconditional love … and chores.

Pregnant And Detained

Immigration authorities have detained 506 pregnant women since December, when the Trump administration ended a policy to release most pregnant women while their immigration cases are pending.

In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients

The staff of a health center in New York State noticed that farm workers were struggling to get to clinics. So the staff decided to bring check-ups to them — through video.

U.S. Economy Added Only 103,000 Jobs In March

The American job market recorded its 90th consecutive month of net growth in March — but growth was slower than analysts had expected.

As Vermont’s Milk Industry Continues To Free Fall, Canadian Dairies Are Thriving

Dairy farmers on the U.S. side say they’re getting paid less than what it costs to produce the milk. The Canadian system balances milk supply with consumer demand through production quotas.

We Did Not Do Enough To Protect User Data, Facebook’s Sandberg Says

COO Sandberg talks about the miscalculations that made it possible for the research firm Cambridge Analytica to collect data on as many as 87 million users without their permission.

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