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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, an American flag flies from the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The federal government ran a lower budget deficit in August 2014 than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Intelligence community ponders the ‘immaculate collection’

- The Washington Times

“There’s no ‘secret’ version of the NIS. Our oversight committees, our partners, the public and, for that matter, even our adversaries are all seeing the very same strategic direction I’m giving to the Intelligence Community,” says James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence - who also has thoughts on the current intel landscape.

Elliot Crown of New York parades in a costume called "Fossil Fool." The goal of signing a climate deal could better be facilitated more by strategic negotiations rather than distracting protest marches. (Associated Press)

The spectacle of global warming: Much theater, little policy

- The Washington Times

Climate alarmism creates good melodrama but scanty policy. President Obama soon journeys to New York City, a destination now knee-deep in climate activism and boasting corporate endorsements, multiple sponsors and aggressive branding — amped up with hippie fervor, tubas, costumes, feathers, populist messages and endless social media.

An explosive technician in a bomb suit approaches a vehicle near the entrance to White House in Washington, Saturday. The Secret Service says two men were arrested in separate recent incidents for trying to unlawfully enter the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

Associated Press

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

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Assistant patrol agent in charge Lee Allbee, right, talks about the aerostat used by Border Patrol to look for smugglers and illegal crossings in the Rio Grande Valley,  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 at Penitas, Texas.  Since last November, the Border Patrol has stationed five surveillance sky cameras in the Rio Grande Valley area _ one in Penitas, two near Rio Grande City and two near Falfurrias, said agency spokesman Joe Gutierrez Jr.  (AP Photo/The Monitor, Gabe Hernandez)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT

More Border Patrol balloons expected in future?

- Associated Press

Near the banks of the Rio Grande, U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor a tethered balloon that carries a camera that can zoom in on a license plate miles away.

Dismissal sought of lawsuit over ID theft cases

Associated Press

Maricopa County's sheriff and top prosecutor are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the prosecutions of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges that they used fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.

Newly appointed Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks to the media after it was announced that he would replace Cardinal Francis George, retiring leader of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese during a news conference in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

- Associated Press

Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful that the incoming archbishop of Chicago will continue to speak out for immigration reform and the needs of the poor, and that he simply will be a big part of their parishes.

Utah lawyer guilty of alien smuggling, visa fraud

Associated Press

A Salt Lake City attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with a former Border Patrol agent and others to smuggle foreign workers into the United States.