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Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The original Walker, Texas Ranger featured Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking the bad guys for nine seasons. Jared Padalecki plays the Texas Ranger in The CW's new series, Walker. Padalecki said the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border inspired him to bring a revamped Walker to the network. "I read a story about a law enforcement agent who couldn't bring himself to put a 3-year-old in the cage and take them away from their parents," Padalecki said on a recent Television Critics Association Zoom panel. Advertisement Padalecki observed a conflict between one's job and empathy for the people law enforcement was asked to police. The 38-year-old actor and first-time executive producer hoped to bring that moral complexity to the episodic drama. "...
Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

Technology
GUADALUPE CANYON, Ariz. -- Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ends next month.Each blast in Guadalupe Canyon releases puffs of dust as workers level land to make way for 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) steel columns near the New Mexico line. Heavy machines crawl over roads gouged into rocky slopes while one tap-tap-taps open holes for posts on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property.Trump has expedited border wall construction in his last year, mostly in wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory the government owns in Arizona and New Mexico, avoiding the legal fights over private land in busier crossi
Brexit: Watchdog warns of ‘significant’ border disruption

Brexit: Watchdog warns of ‘significant’ border disruption

Business
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Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

World
POPTUN, Guatemala -- Hundreds of Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country's border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock.By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border.Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning.Olvin Suazo, 21, was walking with three friends, all from Santa Barbara, Honduras.“We're going to continue,” he said. “We were resting and the bigger group continued. We didn't know what happened to them.”
China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

China objects to Ladakh status, Indian border activities

World
China says India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory was an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the areaByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 10:09 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China on Tuesday called India’s designation of the region along their disputed border as a union territory an illegal move, and voiced new objections to infrastructure construction that seems to strengthen India’s position in the area.Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin also said reports of new Chinese military bases and other facilities being built on its side were “totally untrue and have ulterior motives.”Senior commanders agreed earlier