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New immigrant facility... No apology from IRS... Mount Rainier search

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 20, 2014 at 8:41 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security says new detention facilities will be opened to house immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally, many from Central America. The first will be a 700-bed family detention facility at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

MIAMI (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the Obama administration is to blame for the waves of immigrant children crossing the border illegally. The potential presidential candidate faulted President Barack Obama's 2012 decision to defer the deportations of some young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally. Cruz told reporters in Miami that created a perception of an incentive to cross the border.

WASHINGTON (AP) — No apology from the head of the Internal Revenue Service concerning lost emails that might have shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups. Instead, Commissioner John Koskinen accused the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee of misleading the public by making false statements based on incomplete information.

SEATTLE (AP) — Crews are searching Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state for a prominent hiker and outdoors writer who was reported missing late Wednesday while she researched a story. A park spokeswoman says Karen Sykes has adequate survival gear to camp overnight in an emergency.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor says police in Moore, Oklahoma, won't face charges in the death of a man who struggled with officers outside a movie theater. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn told The Norman Transcript that what the officers did during the fight last February with 44-year-old Luis Rodriguez was appropriate under the law.

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