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How U.S. Customs Officers Are Trained

CBP officers work at official ports of entry and they decide who enters the country and who doesn’t. But their broad authority has some civil rights advocates raising concerns.

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Meet The Country’s Only Elected Dogcatcher, Vermonter Zeb Towne

Zeb Towne, of Duxbury, is reportedly the only elected dogcatcher in the United States. Last week he was reelected without opposition. Photo by Amy Kolb Noyes for VPR

It’s a political insult that dates back to the 1800s and has been used as recently as last fall by the President: “He couldn’t get elected dogcatcher.” Often considered hyperbole, since there are no longer elected dogcatchers in the U.S., there’s a town in central Vermont where it could be taken quite literally.

 

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