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In a televised speech Monday night on immigration reform, President Bush is expected to call for deployment of National Guard troops along the Mexican border. Depending on what is proposed, some defense officials estimate that at least 3,500 troops could be required. The speech will be the first Bush has made on domestic policy from the Oval Office.

The military has not followed its own regulations in allowing soldiers with serious mental health problems to fight in Iraq, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Sunday. The newspaper said records accessed by using the Freedom of Information Act, along with personal interviews, revealed numerous cases in which troops with psychological challenges were not screened, treated, or replaced as called for.

Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who've jointly raised money for Asian tsunami and hurricane Katrina survivors, were awarded honorary degrees at Tulane University Saturday in New Orleans. During emotional commencement exercises, Bush urged graduates to "find a way to be of service to others." Clinton reminded them that "life is always about new beginnings."

US marshals delivered convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui to a "supermax" federal prison in Florence, Colo., Saturday to begin his life sentence in a 7-by-12-foot cell.

More rain is forecast in New England Monday and Tuesday after an extremely wet weekend in which rainfall totals in the Boston area were expected to reach five inches or more, and central New Hampshire could end up with a foot.

At their annual conference, officials of six Northeast states and five Canadian provinces said they oppose border-crossing legislation that would require passports or high-tech ID cards beginning Jan. 1, 2008. The measures, they contend, would stifle trade, be a bureaucratic nightmare, and seriously alter life for border residents.

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