Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government’s growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland.

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U.S. Border Crossing to Become Wastewater-Recycling Living Machine

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Green Waste Water Treatment in action.

Enter the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on the Mexican border, and you’ll never know just by looking around that you’re walking through a “living machine” wastewater recycling system. But when installation is complete, a custom-designed system will treat and recycle wastewater on site, reducing “generation of wastewater and demand for potable water, while increasing the local aquifer recharge,” according to the company that designed the system, Worrell Water Technologies.

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