By Simon Romero, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Manny Fernandez, Daniel Borunda, Aaron Montes and Caitlin Dickerson El Paso Times and New York Times Published 3:22 PM EDT Jul 6, 2019 CLINT, Texas — Since the Border Patrol opened its station in Clint, Tex., in 2013, it was a fixture in this West Texas farm town. Separated from the surrounding cotton fields and cattle pastures by a razor-wire fence, the station stood on the town’s main road, near a feed store, the Good News Apostolic Church and La Indita Tortillería. Most people around Clint had little idea of what went on inside. Agents came and went in pickup trucks; buses pulled into the gates with the occasional load of children apprehended at the border, four miles south. But inside the secretive site that is now on the front lines of the southwest border crisis, the men and women who work there were grappling with the stuff of nightmares. Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox were spreading among the … [Read more...] about Inside the border’s migrant detention center in Clint, Texas
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Produced by Susan Mallie and Jennifer Terker The case of a father and daughter convicted of second-degree murder stands before the North Carolina appeals court and a potential new trial hangs in the balance. In August 2015, former FBI agent Tom Martens and his daughter Molly Corbett admitted killing her Irish-born husband Jason Corbett, insisting they beat him in self-defense with a brick paver and a baseball bat because Jason was choking Molly and threatening to kill her. Prosecutors said Corbett's death was murder. Now, Tracey Lynch is trying to set the record straight on her slain brother. "They claimed it was self-defense," Lynch tells "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher in her first American TV interview. "The Martens didn't just murder Jason," Lynch says. "They tried to destroy his character." "Jason was an amazing human being," Lynch says. Jason Corbett was a 30-year-old father of two in Ireland, who suddenly found himself a widower when his first wife died of an … [Read more...] about Jason Corbett case: Woman fights for her brother’s honor after brutal Davidson County, N.C. murder
Produced by Josh Yager In July 2008, Colonel Michael Stahlman was about to come home from Iraq for R&R with his family when the military lawyer and former flight officer was found in his quarters with a gunshot wound to the head. He died about two months later. Authorities called it a suicide. But Stahlman's wife Kim and daughter MacKenna say the man they loved would never have killed himself. "My dad … devoted his life to his country. He was a patriot," said MacKenna. "Someone shot him," Kim told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. "Are you certain of that?" Van Sant asked. "I have no doubt," she replied. Kim Stahlman says her husband was right-handed, but his wound was on the left side -- and his job helping rebuild Iraq's legal system could easily have made him enemies. "I just feel like it was somebody Mike knew," she said. At the heart of the mystery: an email that was sent just hours before the gunshot: "Kim, sorry about what you are about the [sic] find … [Read more...] about A Marine colonel’s widow fights for the truth behind his death: Suicide or homicide?
MARIANNA, Ark. - At the center of Court Square in this old Mississippi Delta town, the monument to the county's Confederate dead is inscribed: "No braver bled for a brighter land. No brighter land had a cause so grand." It has been a long time since Marianna or surrounding Lee County could be described as bright. Near the square, a storefront funeral home sits empty, along with two former drugstores, a department store, a jeweler, a barber. Gone, too, is Ronny's dollar store, which let customers buy clothes on layaway. The National Guard Armory closed down and became a senior center, until that also closed. This community - scarce on jobs and among the poorest in a poor state - provides an early reality check on how hard it is to carry out President Donald Trump's vision of a social safety net that requires most able-bodied people to work, or try to work, in exchange for government health benefits. Nearly 10 months ago, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to impose work … [Read more...] about In Arkansas, a reality check for Medicaid work requirements
America is shocked by the Trump administration’s putting kids in cages, but such tactics —designed to create terror and modify behaviour — are nothing new. Republicans have been using it for decades. I know: I was a kid caged by Republicans in the 1980s. I don’t have to say I was “caged.” I could say I was “impounded” or “imprisoned.” To be new-razor precise, I’d choose the word “warehoused.” Because that’s where they stored us, the tens of thousands of teens whose parents didn’t want to deal with them anymore: in warehouses across the United States. Our parents dropped us off, wrote a cheque and walked away. Like the immigrant children separated from their families at the U.S. border, we wouldn’t talk to our parents again for 10 months, a year — sometimes, depending on the kid, longer. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 … [Read more...] about Opinion: I was caged, beaten and warehoused by Republicans as a teen