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              **FILE** U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks out over Tijuana, Mexico, along the old border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on June 13, 2013, where it ends at the base of a hill in San Diego. (Associated Press)

              More agents, fencing may cut illegal immigration by half; Senate bill’s critics not satisfied

              By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

              Spending $35 billion on new Border Patrol agents and fencing would keep tens of thousands of new illegal immigrants from crossing the border each year, but would still only stop between a third and half of future illegal immigration, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s latest analysis released Wednesday.

              Video appears to show activist loading shotgun in Freedom Plaza

              By Andrea Noble - The Washington Times

              An activist who planned, and then canceled, an armed march into the District on July Fourth posted online what appeared to be a video of himself loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza.

              ** FILE ** Rebekah Phelps-Roper, demonstrating near the Tennessee Capitol in 2006, is a member of Westboro Baptist Church, a group whose right to protest at funerals of American soldiers killed in combat carrying signs such as "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "Priests Rape Boys'' was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2011. (Associated Press)

              Westboro Baptists escape White House label as hate group

              By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

              The Obama administration this week turned down the request of 367,000 petitioners and refused to label Westboro Baptist Church a hate group.

              Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour, center, is applauded by chiefs of the constitutional court after he is sworn in as the nation's interim president Thursday, July 4, 2013. The chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation's interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

              Egypt’s chief justice sworn in, pushes to keep the revolution going

              By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

              The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, took his oath of office early Thursday, taking over as the country’s interim president. Among his stated priorities: To keep the revolution going.

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