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Troops have installed miles of concertina wire at the U.S./Mexico border, and more may be coming

Steve Walsh / American Homefront
| President Trump is considering sending a new round of troops to the southern border. The military withdrew some service members from the border in December, after they laid miles of concertina wire – large steel coils with razor-sharp teeth.

The Army has a message for soldiers: Even where marijuana is legal, don't use it


As more states legalize recreational marijuana, there's at least one place where the rules haven't changed: the military. Active service members are strictly forbidden to use marijuana, whether it's recreational or medicinal.

Army Soldier Falls Into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano After Straining For Better View


A soldier visiting the active volcano on the Big Island wanted a better view, so he hopped a guard rail and fell in. Airlifted out of the crater, he is in stable condition.

1 Child Dead, 3 People Missing After Migrant Raft Overturns In Rio Grande


U.S. border officials say human smugglers put migrants in harm's way by launching rafts into the river's cold, fast-moving waters.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Resigns In Aftermath Of Children's Book Scandal


Pugh, a Democrat, is being investigated for alleged "self-dealing" scheme in which she sold thousands of copies of a self-published children's book series to entities with business before the city.

Third Child Dies In U.S. Government Custody Since December


The 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died at a hospital in Texas. Guatemala's government said he had an infection in the frontal lobe of his brain.

St. Lucia Quarantines Cruise Ship After Measles Case Occurs Onboard


The quarantined ship is reportedly owned and operated by the Church of Scientology. Some 300 passengers and crew are aboard.

Florida Approves Bill Allowing Classroom Teachers To Be Armed


It will be up to districts whether they want to allow teachers to be armed. Critics of the bill said it could make classrooms more dangerous to students.

'Every Box Was Smashed': After Thousands Of Complaints, The Pentagon Is Reforming Military Moves


The Pentagon is planning to hire a single private company to oversee the moving process for military families. The current system is plagued by delays, lost shipments, theft, and a lack of accountability.