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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

O’Rourke resuming presidential run with ‘major’ Texas speech

Beto O’Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a “major address …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Families gather to remember victims of El Paso shooting

Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border, remembering loved ones whose lives …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans

Police say the man suspected of killing 22 people and wounding many others at a Texas Walmart told detectives after confessing that he had been targeting Mexicans


Marc A. Thiessen: If Trump is to responsible for El Paso, Democrats are responsible for Dayton

If Democrats want to play politics with mass murder, it works both ways.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

O’Rourke forgoing Iowa to stay in Texas after mass shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is canceling a series of campaign stops in Iowa and will remain in El Paso, Texas, through the weekend as his hometown continues to cope …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso

President Donald Trump defended his rhetoric Wednesday as he headed out to offer a message of healing and unity in El Paso and Dayton, where he was to be met …


Froma Harrop: Good men with guns won’t protect us

It was a remarkable 15 hours in American history. A mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, taking nine lives was overshadowed by a massacre in El Paso, Texas, costing 22. Others …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

El Paso opening healing center after attack that killed 22

The Texas border city still reeling from a weekend mass shooting in which 22 people were killed is opening a community center to help residents grieve.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says

Stop sending “thoughts and prayers” and vote on gun control measures, Sen. Patty Murray tells Republican colleagues.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

As death count rises in 2 U.S. shootings, a familiar aftermath

Anguished families planned funerals in two U.S. cities, politicians pointed fingers and a nation numbed by gun violence wondered what might come next Monday as the death toll from two …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Mexico: Texas shooting ‘act of terrorism’ against Mexicans

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and …


2 El Paso victims die at hospital, raising death toll to 22

Two more victims of the mass shooting at a crowded Walmart in El Paso, Texas, died Monday at a hospital, raising the death toll for the attack to 22.


Beto O’Rourke: Trump ‘is inciting racism and violence in this country’

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke had already delivered forceful criticism of the president when a reporter asked him about President Donald Trump’s response to a mass shooting in his hometown of …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

20 dead, dozens injured at El Paso Walmart; hate crime investigated

The governor of Texas says 20 people were killed in a shooting in a busy shopping area in the border town of El Paso, and the police chief said among …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

A Texas congresswoman says the federal government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station near El Paso following reports that more than 300 children were …


Government to house more immigrants in tents at the border

About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when …


ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.


Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to …


El Paso bristles at claim that wall made city safe

In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had cut crime rates in El Paso. But many in this city of dusty desert winds …


100 years ago in Spokane: Troops from Fort George Wright deployed to Mexican border

From our archives, 100 years ago The Third Battalion of the 14th Infantry at Fort George Wright was packed up and ready to go to war — but not against …


Texas chancellor reverses ban on Chavez-Lee fight

EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas System chancellor announced Friday he will allow a high-profile boxing match to be held on the school’s El Paso campus if law …


Utes sting Yellow Jackets in overtime for Sun Bowl victory

EL PASO, Tex – John White took his final hand-off of the day, followed his lead blocker and set off a celebration. White plowed into the end zone from 8 …