The cells at the U.S. Border Patrol station were once again full, the air fetid with body odor. Women clutched babies in diapers, boys crowded the cell windows, and men were splayed shoulder to shoulder across the floors.
Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward.
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch ? the judiciary ? with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the Constitution.
At 10:10 p.m. CDT Sunday night, Chicago shook its fist at fate, cursed the Kings and slowly started to face reality that will take all summer to sink in. BREAKING NEWS: Hearts all over town broke watching the Blackhawks lose, 5-4, in overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. There will be no Stanley Cup repeat or Grant Park parade. Stunningly, the Blackhawks' season is over. It even seems odd to type that. It ended when Kings defenseman Alec Martinez fulfilled the dream every hockey player has when he starts skating by scoring the goal that sent his team into the Cup Final. The only dream better would be a goal to win the Cup — which, in all likelihood, this one did...