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Mexican cartels just as brutal as ISIS

U.S. officials have argued that atrocities committed by the militant group ISIS are barbaric and that the group is a threat to the homeland , but it’s worth remembering that the horrific violence perpetrated just across the U.S. border by Mexican drug cartels is equally barbaric.

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Serial killer investigation leads to cold case review

The trial of Darren Deon Vann, who is under investigation for at least seven deaths of women around Gary, Indiana, is now reaching across several states. Authorities in Austin, Texas and North Carolina say they are reviewing cases of unsolved killings for possible links to Vann.

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Are contractors a way around ‘no boots on the ground'?

At the heart of today’s debate about what to do about ISIS is the question of whether to send in “boots on the ground.”  President Obama has publicly promised that no new ‘boots’  -- combat troops -- will be sent to Syria or Iraq. But there are already thousands of people on the ground in the Levant region on the American payroll and more being recruited each day- they're called contractors or security advisors.  

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