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  • Houston center a trailblazer in serving immigrants

    Edgar Herrera chooses his words carefully. English remains a work in progress for him after 18 months of classes at Neighborhood Centers Inc.'s colorful Baker-Ripley campus, the keystone of a revival of the Gulfton area in southwest Houston.


  • FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, employees continue work inside the Northern Beef Packers processing plant in Aberdeen, S.D., which raised construction money through the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program. A new report from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, suggests that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services get help from the Department of Commerce to monitor projects and oversee the regional centers that implement the program. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

    Report: Immigration agency should seek EB-5 help

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should get help from the Department of Commerce to oversee projects funded by the federal EB-5 investment-for-green-cards immigration program, a Washington think tank says in a report released Wednesday.


  • A Predator drone flying over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan is part of a U.S. program setting a global precedent. Defense industry and other sources say China and Iran are among other nations thought to be hard at work to arm unmanned aerial vehicles. (Associated press)

    U.S. intelligence warily watches for threats to U.S. now that 87 nations possess drones

    The age of the drone is here, and U.S. intelligence agencies are warily monitoring their proliferation around the globe.


  • Global warming talk heats up, revisits carbon tax

    Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Brookings not unbiased

    Either Washington Times reporter Seth McLaughlin, who wrote "Vet of 1990s welfare shift faults both sides in clash" (Web, Wednesday) is a closet liberal, or he is poorly informed about the political leanings of various think tanks around Washington. Otherwise, he would not have presented the views of a representative of the Brookings Institution (Ron Haskins) as unbiased comments on the dispute between the Democrats and Republicans on the president's rewriting of the welfare reform law.


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