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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

ACLU: Border Agents Violate Constitution When They Search Electronic Devices

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U.S. border agents improperly look for broad evidence of crimes when they search international travelers' phones and laptops without probable cause, civil rights groups argue.