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Jaime Zapata, a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was fatally shot in February in an ambush. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

ATF, DEA missed chances before 2011 shooting death of ICE agent: Report

- The Washington Times

Federal agents missed a chance to pursue men connected to the shooting death of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in 2011 and improperly released another man involved in trafficking one of the weapons linked to the shooting scene, according to an inspector general’s report released Wednesday.

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Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with tribute

- Associated Press

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.

Supporters shout down a protester as President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Gorsuch nomination brings conservatives closer to Trump

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Supreme Court is proving to be a bonding agent between President Trump and conservatives, who despite their misgivings during the campaign say his pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch to join the high court has set the tone for this administration.

The National Debt Clock, a privately funded estimate of the national debt, is shown on Feb. 1, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump demands credit for drop in national debt

- The Washington Times

President Trump chastised the press Saturday for not covering the national debt, which has ticked down slightly since he took office -- saying by contrast that the debt leaped $200 billion in President Obama's first month.