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File photo of undocumented immigrants caught trying to sneak into the United States. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Charged In Houston Human Smuggling Operation

The men are accused of holding 115 people in a Houston home and threatening them with violence if they could not come up with a ransom payment.

03/25/2014

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US Questioning More Than 100 From ‘Stash House’

U.S. immigration authorities on Thursday were interviewing more than 100 people presumed to be in the country illegally after they were discovered crammed into a small house in south Houston.

03/20/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Wrongly Deported Woman Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

The three surviving children of a Mexican woman who lawyers say was wrongly deported and later killed in Mexico by her abusive ex-boyfriend are suing the U.S. government.

06/06/2013

File photo of security lines at Bush Intercontinental Airport. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Houston Airport Gunman Intent On Suicide

A man appeared intent on suicide, or what’s known as suicide by cop, when he opened fire with a pistol inside a busy terminal at Houston’s largest airport and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Friday.

05/03/2013

Ted Nugent with normal accouterments (Photo by Michael Stravato/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The Country

Mitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent… and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.

09/10/2012

File photo of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where the recent mass shooting took place. (credit: Getty Images)

Houston Releases PSA With Tips For Surviving Workplace Shooting

Produced by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event,” is a six-minute video released last week that promotes tips on how to survive a shooting inside the workplace.

07/30/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012