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'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it hopes to employ unmanned drone aircraft to “stalk hunters” and monitor “factory farms” and “fishing spots.” Here's a serious question for our fellow sporting enthusiasts: What's the best rifle and ammunition to take out PETA's snooping drones? ... Sayeth MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry: “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.” It's “the community” that owns your children, she says. Ms. Harris-Perry is a political science professor at Tulane University. This is what the liberal loons at MSNBC tout as “thoughtful, insightful analysis.” Good grief. ... The Associated Press roundly praised Hugo Chavez in its March 5 obituary on the Venezuelan henchman but it virtually sneered about Margaret Thatcher in this week's obituary on the British prime minister. Or as blogger J.P. Freire puts it, “Well, now we know who history's villains truly were!”

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