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A soldier agent sets up barbed wire at the San Ysidro port of entry, at the U.S.-Mexico border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period if his administration determines Mexico has lost "control" on its side. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

U.S. to pull 2,200 active duty troops from border

- Associated Press

The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.

A Honduran migrant and her daughter stand on the beach looking toward the U.S. border wall, moments before suddenly squeezing through a gap and pushing through fencing to emerge on U.S. soil, in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many Central American migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall illegally and hand themselves in to Border Patrol agents to request asylum. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Asylum claims soar 67 percent at U.S. border

- The Washington Times

The number of migrants demanding asylum at the U.S. border soared 67 percent in 2018, Homeland Security officials said Monday, swamping an already overloaded system and fueling a testy debate on Capitol Hill over how the government is responding.

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People buy latest iPhone while others try out its latest model at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. China's economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China's foreign minister vows to defend citizens abroad

Associated Press

China's foreign minister vowed Tuesday to protect its citizens abroad as a technology executive waited to see whether a Canadian court will release her on bail in a case that has riled U.S.-Chinese relations.

Remains identified 7 years after murder

Associated Press

Authorities in Florida have identified the remains of a woman seven years after they believe she was murdered and two years after her body was found.

Reward offered for information on stolen guns

Associated Press

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for stealing multiple firearms from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

In this May 12, 2016, photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in Yokohama, near Tokyo. The Tokyo District Court decided Ghosn and another executive Greg Kelly, both arrested Nov. 19 for allegedly falsifying financial reports to underreport Ghosn's pay, will remain in custody through Dec. 20. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Detention of Nissan's Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

- Associated Press

A Tokyo court ruled Tuesday that Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, and another executive will remain in custody through Dec. 20, more than a month after their arrest. Their detention could continue for months more under the Japanese legal system.