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Federal prosecutors say Gerardo Salazar led a trafficking ring that used violence to force girls and young women from Mexico into sexual bondage in Houston-area bars. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Mexico Returns Accused Houston Sex-Trafficking Ringleader

Gerardo Salazar, alias “the Rooster,” faces life in prison if convicted on all counts from a 2005 federal indictment.

06/19/2014

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Drug Cartel Leader Captured Near Texas Border

Mexican authorities say they have captured a regional leader of a drug cartel who controlled illegal trafficking of drugs, guns and money in a frontier region bordering Texas.

05/25/2014

File photo of former Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Napolitano: ‘You Cannot Seal A Border’

Political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border are a “straw man” designed to defeat immigration reform, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

05/22/2014

A Public Security member patrols with a sniffer dog. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Arrests Top Migrant Smuggler For Zetas

Authorities in Mexico have arrested a man suspected of being the main migrant smuggler for the Zetas drug cartel, an official said Thursday.

05/15/2014

A massive asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, setting off a decades-long “impact winter” in which a blanket of ash blocked sunlight and caused a severe drop in global surface temperatures, new sediment research concludes. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

Study: Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact Created Dark ‘Impact Winter’ 66 Million Years Ago

A massive asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, setting off a decades-long “impact winter” in which a blanket of ash blocked sunlight and caused a severe drop in global surface temperatures, new sediment research concludes.

05/13/2014

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Marine Veteran Says He Missed Exit, Hit Mexico

A Marine veteran jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border said he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town.

05/04/2014

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1 Officer Dead, 2 Missing In Northern Mexico

Authorities in Mexico’s northern state of Nuevo Leon say gunmen killed a police officer and apparently kidnapped two others who were on their way to investigate the slaying.

04/29/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

Prosecutors say all five were involved in a smuggling operation that held 115 captive in a small southern Houston house. (Getty Images)

5 Plead Guilty In Human Smuggling Operation

Prosecutors say all five were involved in a smuggling operation that held 115 captive in a small southern Houston house.

04/16/2014

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Texas Mulls Adding Mexican-American Studies Course

The Texas Board of Education considered a long-shot proposal Tuesday that would add a Mexican-American studies course as a statewide high school elective, listening to dozens of supporters who said such a class is the only way to truly understand a state where Hispanics make up 51 percent of public school students and which was once part of Mexico.

04/08/2014

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