News and Brief for the Week of Mar. 22nd

Boulder supermarket shooter ID’d as 21-year-old man

By PATTY NIEBERG and THOMAS PEIPERT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket in an attack that killed 10 people, including an officer, and sent terrorized shoppers and employees scrambling for cover.

Authorities said Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was from the Denver suburb of Arvada and that he engaged in a shootout with police inside the Boulder store. The suspect was being treated at a hospital and was expected to be booked into the county jail later in the day.

Photos of migrant detention highlight Biden’s border secrecy

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, JONATHAN LEMIRE and JOSH BOAK

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has tried for weeks to keep the public from seeing images like those released Monday of immigrant children in U.S. custody at the border sleeping on mats under foil blankets, separated in groups by plastic partitions.

Administration officials have steadfastly refused to call the detention of more than 15,000 children in U.S. custody, or the conditions they’re living under, a crisis. But they have stymied most efforts by outsiders to decide for themselves.

Girl’s solo journey to US border shows risks parents take

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON

MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border.

Her father, she told an Associated Press journalist, had traveled with her by bus for 22 days across Mexico. Then, he went back to their homeland — but not before he placed her in the hands of a young man who was to help her cross the river into Texas.

“He just said to go on my own and take care of myself,” she said.

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