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Illegal border crossings in December dropped sharply from peak in May (Washington Examiner)
The number of people arrested for attempting to cross illegally into the United States from Mexico declined for a seventh consecutive month and now stands at one-quarter of what it was at its peak last May.
Data released Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows 32,858 people who tried to illegally cross from Mexico into Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents in December. That number is down from 132,887 last May, when border activity peaked due to a surge of Central American families. [Read More]
A U.S. military contractor who was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq last month — an attack that ignited a series of reprisals between the U.S. and Iran that have inflamed tensions in the region — has been buried in Northern California, it was reported Tuesday.
Nawres Waleed Hamid died on Dec. 27 at a military base near Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk, where he worked as a linguist.
He lived in the Sacramento suburb of Arden Arcade and was buried in California’s state capitol on Saturday, the Sacramento Bee reported. [Read More]
Christmas is over, yet the ghosts of dovish presidential candidates past haunt the Democratic primaries. Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Michael Dukakis, John Kerry—these are not kindly, benign spirits; they bring great risks for Democrats in November. [Read More]
Commissioners in a Maryland county are looking to repeal at 2013 ordinance that made English the official language of the community.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to hold a public hearing about undoing the law, The Carroll County Times reported. [Read More]
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson announced Friday that she is officially suspending her campaign.
“I ran for president to help forge another direction for our country. I wanted to discuss things I felt needed to be discussed that otherwise were not. I feel that we have done that,” she wrote to supporters on her website. [Read More]
U.S. equity futures are pointing to stocks continuing a rally ahead of the release of the December employment report.
The major futures indexes are indicating a rise of 0.3 percent when Friday’s trading begins on Wall Street.
The spotlight will be on the release of Friday’s labor report. [Read More]