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Texas heightens border patrols amid Mexico violence
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Texas has heightened border patrols in the wake of escalating violence in northern Mexico, the governor's office said. "With the growing threat of violence in Mexico spilling over the border, we have taken important measures to increase the law enforcement presence along the Texas border and have placed additional resources on standby to combat any potential situation," Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement. More

Nebraska community prepares for tornado season
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As Nebraska moves closer to severe weather season, Gage County is preparing and training spotters to be on the lookout for severe weather. More

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Kidnapping raises risks for aid workers in Haiti
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The first kidnappings of aid workers in Haiti jolted the thousands-strong foreign relief operation in the quake-torn nation, adding to the staggering challenges it faces two months after the country's deadly disaster. Two European women workers with the French-based aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) were released unharmed. More

Mexico drug gang hushes killings with news blackout
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A powerful drug cartel is buying off journalists in northern Mexico to work as spies and smother coverage of a spike in killings on the U.S. border in the latest attack on the media in Mexico. More

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U.K. prison boss defends safety after assault
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A high security jail where an inmate stabbed an officer is safe, its governor insisted. Dave Thompson, head governor at HM Prison Frankland, on the outskirts of Durham City, U.K., spoke to The Northern Echo as Craig Wylde remained seriously ill in the hospital, after suffering a severed artery in his arm in the attack. Two other officers were also hurt. More

The dark side of Brazil's Olympic dreams: The 2016 Olympic host battles poverty, violent crime, and police brutality
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With colorful and scandalous flourishes, in a nation where the bizarre is often normal, Brazil's Carnaval kicked off throughout the country on Feb. 12. The celebration is especially exotic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second largest city, where the samba dancers' elaborate talents draw millions of tourists each year. Given the huge influx of foreign revelers and the importance of tourist dollars to the Brazilian economy, the government must make very significant investments to provide for the safety and security of these visitors. However, the button-down country that most tourists experience is markedly different from the harsh everyday reality and the entirely routine violence encountered by many ordinary Brazilians. More

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Texting-while-driving ban could become law in Columbus, Ohio, in May    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sending text messages while driving could be illegal within Columbus, Ohio, city limits by the end of the first week of May. Columbus City Councilman Andrew Ginther has proposed a law making texting while driving a primary offense. A public hearing on the matter took place March 9. More

Red-light cameras a case of mixed signals
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Miami Beach commissioners recently met to finalize the details of an ordinance that will allow similar cameras in my neighborhood. Citations will begin on April 14, and will generate up to $1.7 million in annual revenue for the city. The source: drivers' wallets. More

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