Tag: El Paso (Tex)

Dementia Can Make Patients Wander. What if They Cross the Border?

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] SAN DIEGO — Evelyne Delorme’s most recent wandering episode started with a tiny window of opportunity. Her husband was asleep. Her son was in the shower. The car keys, usually kept hidden, had been left out in the family room. Ms. Delorme, 71, a […]

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The End of Betomania

DES MOINES — Maybe Beto O’Rourke knew, on some level, that this was never quite right. Most politicians look in the mirror and see a president. It is possible — not certain, but possible — that Mr. O’Rourke was not among these until less than a year ago, long before the punk-rock-congressman-turned-Democratic-savior became a White […]

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Beto O’Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a campaign in which he struggled for months to recapture the energy of his insurgent 2018 Senate candidacy on a national stage full of other big personalities and liberal champions. Mr. O’Rourke made the decision to quit the race in the […]

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Our Collective Responsibility for Mass Shootings

We have reached a point in America at which mass shootings happen so often that the country sometimes only has a few days — sometimes only a few hours — to catch its breath in between. When the shooter is white and male, as mass shooters so often are, the narrative of the “lone wolf” […]

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Free Speech Is Killing Us

There has never been a bright line between word and deed. Yet for years, the founders of Facebook and Twitter and 4chan and Reddit — along with the consumers obsessed with these products, and the investors who stood to profit from them — tried to pretend that the noxious speech prevalent on those platforms wouldn’t […]

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At the Border, Lawmakers See a Broken System and Little Common Ground

EL PASO — The delegation of Democratic lawmakers jostled for space in the cramped room in the border processing center, straining to hear over the sounds of crinkling mylar blankets and a crying baby, as a Venezuelan migrant told her grim story. They listened sympathetically as the woman told of the weeks she would have […]

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F.B.I. Increases Reward in Series of Unsolved Church Arsons in El Paso

In the early morning of May 7, when it was still dark, someone threw an “incendiary device” at St. Matthew Catholic Church in El Paso, the authorities said. On May 13, the same thing happened at St. Patrick Cathedral. And on June 15, the authorities said, an incendiary device was thrown into the San Judas […]

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Terror on Both Sides of the Rio Grande

MEXICO CITY — As schools resumed classes last week, teachers, students and parents arrived at Rafael Veloz Elementary in Ciudad Juárez wearing white, holding hands and weeping. The school’s head teacher, Elsa Mendoza Márquez, had been killed on Aug. 3 in the mass shooting in El Paso. The parents had to explain to their young […]

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‘My World Has Now Stopped’: How One Family Is Recovering From a Mass Shooting

EL PASO — They stand beside him, smoothing his black hair, holding his hands, massaging his feet and making him laugh. Mario De Alba’s loved ones have kept this bedside vigil inside an El Paso hospital room, 28 days and counting, for the washer-and-dryer repairman now called the Hero of Chihuahua. Mr. De Alba was […]

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A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results

WASHINGTON — President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The call ended […]

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El Paso, Two Weeks Later

Two weeks after a killer drove over 600 miles to kill Mexicans at an El Paso Walmart, the husband of one of the 22 victims was joined by members of our community at his wife’s funeral service. Antonio Basco and Margie Reckard had no other family living in town, so he invited us to stand […]

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His Only Relative Was Killed in the El Paso Massacre. He Has Invited the City to Her Funeral.

When his wife was killed in the El Paso shooting this month, Antonio Basco lost not only his spouse of 22 years, but also his only relative. With no other family, Mr. Basco told a funeral home that he wanted to invite the public to attend the visitation and prayer service on Friday for his […]

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They Died Shielding Their Baby in El Paso. Their Family’s Anguish Was Only Beginning.

EL PASO — She was a young mother, busy juggling family dinners, cheerleading practices and trips to the park with her three small children. He was a self-starter who had opened his own business and spent months painstakingly renovating a house for his family, with three bedrooms and granite countertops in the kitchen. Before they […]

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In a Suffering City, an El Paso Priest Needed a Message of Hope

EL PASO — The Rev. Fabian Marquez had not slept much. Whenever he closed his eyes, his mind filled with the faces he saw draining of hope as they learned their relatives had been killed. His week had been a string of vigils, rosaries, memorial services and funeral planning sessions. Still, he had another community […]

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After El Paso Shooting, Will Voters Revisit Beto O’Rourke?

EL PASO — As Beto O’Rourke waded through a crowd that had gathered Thursday night to honor victims of the mass shooting in El Paso, the struggling presidential candidate was welcomed as a hometown hero. “Beto!” someone shouted, addressing this city’s former congressman. “Thank you for being our voice!” Mr. O’Rourke shook hands and paid […]

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Surgeons Labored to Save the Wounded in El Paso Mass Shooting

The woman, grievously wounded in the mass shooting at a Walmart, lay on an operating table at the University Medical Center of El Paso as the chief of surgery, Dr. Alan Tyroch, turned her to clean the exit wounds. He knew what to expect, but it was still a horrific sight. She had two gaping […]

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What Makes an American?

One man likens immigrants to snakes, frets that they will never “go back to their huts,” and insists that they threaten “jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills” and more. Another sees a “Hispanic invasion,” fears that it will bring the “cultural and ethnic replacement of Americans,” and warns that the foreign influx endangers “our way […]

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