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Globe Trot: Militants target tourists in Egypt

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/17/14, 11:14 am

EGYPT: The bombing of a bus carrying South Korean tourists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which killed at least four, could signal a return to targeting tourists and foreigners in the region. Insurgent attacks have focused on police and other internal opponents (like Christians) since the 2011 revolution began.

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God's drug lord

Movie | Feature film <em>Los Traficantes</em> tells the story of a Tijuana drug dealer’s transformation from addict and killer to servant of God
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 6/12/13, 10:25 am

LOS ANGELES—News about Mexican drug cartels gets depressing. From 2006 to 2012, drug-related violence has killed more than 60,000 people, terrorized towns, disrupted industries, and corrupted politicians. 

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Buggy border

Technology | Border Patrol sensors are bedeviled by aging hardware and false alarms
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 4/05/13, 01:00 am

Most of the fences straddling portions of the 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico are made of concrete, steel, wire mesh, and sometimes chain link. Another fence is invisible: It consists of a network of “unattended ground sensors”—motion, sound, metal, and even seismic detectors, often buried in the ground and designed to alert border patrol agents wirelessly to the presence of humans or vehicles.

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