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Brian Bennett


Brian Bennett previously covered the White House, national security and immigration in the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, where he worked from 2010-18. While there, he documented a pattern of excessive force by U.S. Border Patrol agents and revealed the first arrest on U.S. soil using a Predator drone. He reported for Time magazine starting in Hong Kong in 2000, from Pakistan and Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks and was its Baghdad bureau chief in 2003 and 2004. A native of Riverside, Calif., he misses being able to pick avocados and oranges in the backyard.                                                                          

Recent Articles

  • Trump ends DACA program for immigrants

    Trump ends DACA program for immigrants

    President Donald Trump took action Tuesday to strip away protections for roughly 800,000 people brought into the country illegally as children, leaving it to Congress to write a law to resolve their plight. Trump’s long-awaited decision to get rid of the Obama-era program for so-called dreamers...

  • Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy

    It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week. The deaths of Warren Weinstein, who was working as a federal contractor on economic...

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