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Families look for relief from immigration bill

March 3, 2013

If America is a nation of immigrants, it’s also a nation of immigrants’ husbands, wives, parents and children – and their brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews too. That could begin to change under legislation being written in the Senate, where the nation’s longstanding emphasis on family-based immigration is coming under scrutiny.

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Georgia execution halted at the last minute

March 3, 2013

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted its stay of execution as 52-year-old Warren Lee Hill was being prepared for lethal injection. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the appeals court said further review is needed of recent affidavits by doctors who changed their minds about Hill’s mental capacity.

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Soledad O’Brien out at CNN, being replaced by Erin Burnett

March 3, 2013

CNN’s new boss Jeff Zucker recently took over the ratings challenged news network and is reportedly looking to make some major changes to increase viewership. According to the New York Post, one of Zucker’s first changes has been to replace morning anchor Soledad O’Brien with Erin Burnett.

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President Obama’s State of the Union speech under fire again

February 15, 2013

The GOP’s response to President Obama’s first post reelection State of the Union Address in some ways will be markedly different than in its response to his prior addresses. But in one way it will be the same. Its blatant frontal assault on him didn’t work for four years.

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Obama, Democrats defend voting rights

February 15, 2013

There’s a new battle looming between Republicans and Democrats at the U.S. Capitol, and this one doesn’t have to do with guns, immigration or debt reduction — it’s about voting rights.

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Black founders’ HBCU ‘Hackathon’ Tech Tour takes flight

February 15, 2013

Participating in a hackathon is a magical thing. It doesn’t matter if you’re a programmer, designer, marketer, or the person with all the ideas, everybody involved is motivated to put their heads together and create something awesome in an incredibly short amount of time.

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Civil rights lawyers: NYPD spying violates rules

February 12, 2013

The New York Police Department’s focus on Muslims has renewed the political surveillance of the 1960s and ’70s that was banned under a landmark legal ruling, according to a new court filing by civil rights lawyers. They are seeking an injunction against further surveillance of Muslims…

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Tawana Brawley resurfaces in Virginia

February 12, 2013

Tawana Brawley is living in Virginia under a new name, still owing money to a New York lawyer she accused of raping her 25 years ago, the New York Post reports. The Post reported Sunday that the 40-year-old Brawley lives in Hopewell, Va., has a young daughter and works as a nurse in Richmond, Va.

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Postal Service honors Rosa Parks with new stamp

February 12, 2013

Hundreds of people, including some of Michigan’s political elite, gathered Monday to celebrate the late Rosa Parks on what would have been her 100th birthday by unveiling a postage stamp in her honor steps from the Alabama bus on which she stared down segregation nearly 60 years ago.

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