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    California state senator arrested in FBI sweep

    (Reuters) - A prominent California lawmaker was arrested on Wednesday in an FBI sweep that netted 26 people, a high-profile case that could affect statewide elections and brings to three the number of Democratic state senators who face criminal charges this year. Senator Leland Yee, a former...
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    Putin’s popularity at home soars

    March 27, 2014 00:02 IST by Vladimir Radyuhin President Vladimir Putin’s popularity at home has hit a near all-time record as the West appears to be losing the battle for the minds of Russians over the Ukraine crisis. A whopping 80 percent of Russians approve of Mr. Putin’s work...
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    Most New York Voters Oppose State's Dream Act

    Most New York state voters expressed opposition to the New York Dream Act, which would have allowed undocumented immigrants to receive financial aid for higher education, according to a Siena College poll released Monday. The measure was narrowly defeated a week ago in New York's State...
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    Which is your favorite pet?

    yup mans best friend. always sad to see them go.
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    President Obama blunt in warning Russia not to intervene in Ukraine

    By Paul Richter, Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams February 28, 2014, 6:29 p.m. WASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that "there will be costs" if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military...
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    Thai Protesters to Scale Back Bangkok Gatherings

    The anti-government protesters who once threatened to shut down Thailand's capital said they will significantly scale back their presence in the streets, in what could be a prelude to eased tensions. Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said in his nightly speech Friday that the protesters would...
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    Which is your favorite pet?

    new dog's pretty smart too.
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    An interesting event

    wow!! out of nowhere too!
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    Iraq city falls fully into hands of al-Qaida group

    By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press | January 4, 2014 | Updated: January 4, 2014 4:21pm BAGHDAD (AP) — The city center of Iraq’s Fallujah has fallen completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant, police said Saturday, yet another victory...
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    More than 250,000 and counting join Rand Paul in class-action lawsuit against NSA data collection

    By Sam Youngman syoungman@herald-leader.comJanuary 4, 2014 By Saturday afternoon, more than 250,000 people had signed on to the class-action lawsuit U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to file against the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of data through...
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    A step for justice: an undocumented immigrant now has a US law license

    On Thursday, the California supreme court ruled that Sergio C Garcia, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, could receive an official license to practice law in the state. Garcia came to the US at age 17 and has been waiting for an informal immigration visa for nearly 20 years. Immigration law...
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    A senior High Schooler in Canada raised in the US looking to immigrate back.

    i have cousins that came from india to go to school and after they got their degrees they stayed. i think it's easier that way. you've proven yourself and your value.
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    Fla. Woman Forces Attacker to Hold ‘I Beat Women’ Sign in Public

    Dec. 21, 2013 By SUSANNA KIM Drivers passing through a busy intersection in Tampa, Fla., this week may have caught sight of a man wearing a dunce cap and holding a sign that read, “I beat women. Honk if I’m a scumbag.” A woman in Florida said she gave the man who attacked her last...
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    UN welcomes Iran’s participation in Syria conference: Brahimi

    TEHRAN – The United Nations welcomes Iran’s participation in peace talks on Syria in Switzerland next month but negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited, UN and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said on Friday, Al Arabiya reported. Brahimi...
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    Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

    it isnt attending college that's the issue. that statement only sets up the actual dilemma for her that comes @ the end of the article: "I want to be a surgeon one day," she says. "What's the point of having this certificate, this degree that says I'm graduated, but I don't even have the...