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U.S. to send more troops to border before caravan arrives

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/25/18, 12:39 pm

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order Thursday sending 800 or more troops to reinforce the U.S. southern border in anticipation of the arrival of a migrant caravan, officials said Thursday. President Donald Trump has called the approaching caravan, estimated at 7,000 people strong, a national emergency. The group departed today from Mapastepec, Mexico, more than 1,000 miles from the U.S. border.

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Military show of force

International | Trident Juncture is NATO’s largest post–Cold War exercise
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/24/18, 01:03 pm

NORWAY: The largest military exercise in NATO history gets underway Thursday. Dubbed Trident Juncture, the two-week show of force features all 29 NATO members, plus Finland and Sweden, involving 50,000 troops and 10,000 vehicles. Days ahead of its start, the USS Harry S.

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Willa rains on Mexico, heads for Texas

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/24/18, 10:34 am

Hurricane Willa crashed into Mexico’s Pacific mainland Tuesday night with 120 mph winds, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages, and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The Category 3 storm passed about 50 miles southeast of the resort city of Mazatlán, swamping streets and buildings along the coast with its storm surge. Mexican officials evacuated more than 4,000 people from coastal areas ahead of the storm. Willa also brought 6 to 18 inches of rain to several states in Mexico.

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