Retired federal agent sheds light on criminal activity along border

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Last week, Border Patrol agents discovered multiple firearms, ammunition, and drugs inside a stash house in Starr County.

While some Republican lawmakers say the cartels control the southern border, Steve Romero, a federal agent for 26 years and current professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said he doesn’t believe that’s true.

“I don’t believe they’re in charge of our southern border. We still have control of our southern border,” Romero said. “If we didn’t, there’d be a lot more people coming into the country illegally.” 

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What threatens Asian Americans like myself is a lack of will to prosecute criminals, not Trump’s words: Ron Falconi

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BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Recently, there has been widespread reporting of anti-Asian hate incidents across the country. I find it so surprising that this discrimination is being portrayed as new and/or that it just started last year. Unfortunately, this kind of discrimination has always existed here in America. It did not just start at the beginning of the pandemic. I am concerned that there is a narrative being pushed on TV and on the internet which overshadows these victims of discrimination and instead promotes a political agenda.

Being born and raised in Northeast Ohio as the son of Filipino immigrants, I

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NCIS renewed for 19th season with Mark Harmon

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There’s this whole subset of Getty Images we’re obsessed with where celebrities stand awkwardly around braggy cakes.

There’s this whole subset of Getty Images we’re obsessed with where celebrities stand awkwardly around braggy cakes.
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Just when you thought it was safe to do crime on water, THR reports today that CBS has renewed its stupidly, transcendently successful procedural series NCIS for a 19th season on TV. Not only that, but the network has also roped star Mark Harmon—who has now spent 18 full years of his life playing a man answering to “Leroy Jethro” for nothing more than quiet recognition and the pleasures of a job well done

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Senator Limmer’s Public Safety Budget Keeps Minnesotans Safe, Holds Criminals Accountable

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The Minnesota Senate passed the Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill to prioritize the funding of programs for domestic abuse shelters, crime victim services, emergency communications and 911 services.

A major advancement included in the bill will close the “intoxication loophole” brought to light by a Supreme Court ruling that overturned a sexual assault conviction because the victim was voluntarily inebriated. Senator Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) has led the way as the Senate has consistently supported and created stronger laws to combat sexual assault and to bring awareness to victims of sexual assault. 

“I am committed to making strong, positive

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As pandemic aid was rushed to Main Street, criminals seized on PPP, EIDL

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Korena Keys’ small business was hard hit when the pandemic first took hold last year.

Her digital media firm, KeyMedia Solutions in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, saw its sales plummet 60% in May from the previous year. She was able to secure a loan from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for $115,000 to keep workers employed until things stabilized.

So when Keys received paperwork from the SBA in January that there was an additional $150,000 loan taken out in her business’s name under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, she thought it might be a mistake.

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