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Obama to Designate 3 National Monuments

President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago where African-American railroad workers won a historic labor agreement.

02/18/2015

President Obama set aside about a half-million acres for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

New National Monument Sparks Border Concerns

Western lawmakers fear illegal immigrant and drug smugglers will be able to elude local law enforcement through the half-million acres of rugged terrain along the U.S.-Mexican border.

05/21/2014