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Arrival of turtles with painted shells at airport causes Customs quandary

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, its inspectors “have seen some interesting things” in passenger baggage at Dulles, but the four baby turtles with the painted shells “was a …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said.


Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get foreigners barred for life at U.S. border

Canada’s likely move to completely legalize marijuana next year promises to produce immediate spillover effects in the United States, starting with increased confusion at the U.S.-Canadian border.


Horse meat and genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by customs agents in Virginia

Customs and Border Protection agents at Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 42 pounds of horse meat and horse genitals hidden in juice boxes, officials said Thursday. The incident happened …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Inadvertently released DHS email reveals ongoing profiling near the border

An internal email from a Department of Homeland Security lawyer is raising questions about the ongoing use of ethnic profiling by local police against immigrants, despite an Obama administration effort …


Stolen VW van’s owner hopes for chance to buy it back

Michele Squires hadn’t seen her old Volkswagen van for more than three decades when a familiar sight cropped up Friday on the TV news. It was a 1965 VW microbus, …


Stolen van’s owner comes forward after news reports

Michele Squires hadn’t seen her old Volkswagen van for more than three decades, when a familiar sight cropped up Friday on the TV news.


This Kissing Thing … Where Will It All Lead?

I don’t want to be accused of being jingoistic, literally “someone who doesn’t like people from other countries who jingle,” but this whole European kissing thing is just silly. This …