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  • President Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington's Maryland suburbs on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, as he travels to the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, to speak about immigration reform. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama to keep National Guard on border

    President Obama will keep the National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border past their current June deadline, agreeing to the demand by a number of border lawmakers who say having the military there deters illegal activity.

  • La. Scouts rescued from Ark. wilderness area

    A National Guard helicopter plucked six stranded Louisiana Boy Scouts from a southwest Arkansas forest Tuesday morning and delivered them safely to nervous parents waiting at a camp supply store nearby.

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    Republicans ask for troops to remain at border

    Stepping up the immigration enforcement bidding war, House Republicans last week asked President Obama to extend the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border past June 30, when their mission is slated to end.

  • CARAFANO: Small answers to big problems

    The disaster in Japan reminds us that in an epic catastrophe, a nation may be forced to deal with a wide range of troubles.

  • **FILE** Veterans Kori Cioca (left), 25, of Wilmington, Ohio, and Panayiota Bertzikis, 29, of Somerville, Mass., who were assaulted and raped while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, meet at their attorney's office in Washington on Feb. 13, 2011. They are plaintiffs among about a dozen women and at least one man, who are suing Pentagon officials, seeking change in the military's handling of rape and sexual assault cases. (Associated Press)

    Veterans say rape cases mishandled

    A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades want to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases.

  • A U.S. Coast Guard vessel searches for survivors in an area believed to be the crash site of a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2010. The chopper crashed Monday into the ocean after returning from a drug raid, with all six people aboard feared dead, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Dia, Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)

    6 feared dead in crash of Puerto Rico Guard copter

  • Texan wants Guard troops at states' call

    A Texas Republican who steadfastly has prodded the federal government to better secure the U.S.-Mexico border has introduced legislation requiring the Defense Department to make National Guard troops available to states on request.

  • The remains of a burned house are seen on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Harriman, Utah, after a fire swept though, destroying several homes overnight. A wind-stoked wildfire sparked at a firing range during a National Guard training session blazed across thousands of acres Monday. (AP Photo/Jennifer Dobner)

    Utah wildfire size cut; sparked at firing range

    A wind-stoked wildfire sparked at a firing range during a National Guard training session blazed across thousands of acres Monday as crews rushed to keep it from burning more than four homes that were destroyed overnight.

  • Laura Joseph lets the people waiting for her know she may be late after the float plane she was aboard bound for Kenmore Air Harbor, Wash. from Lake Chelan, Wash. was intercepted by two U.S. fighter jets as it entered air space restricted due to the visit of President Obama on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 in Kenmore, Wash. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Dean Rutz)

    Fighters rattle Seattle after Obama airspace breach

    A passenger aboard a float plane that violated the airspace around Air Force One while President Obama was in town Tuesday was stunned to find out about the fuss that resulted, saying the incursion wasn't intentional.

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