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Elections 2012 Issues: Immigration

  • Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to…

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Ukrainian leader's firm says assets seized in Russia

    Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Russian city of Lipetsk in order to block their sale, parent company Roshen said on Tuesday. Since March 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and pro-Russian…

    Reuters47 mins ago
  • Indonesia gears up for executions despite mounting criticism

    Indonesia geared up to execute eight foreign drug convicts by firing squad after midnight Tuesday, despite a firestorm of international criticism and heartrending last-ditch pleas by the condemned prisoners' families. Ambulances were seen carrying coffins to Nusakambangan prion island, where…

    AFP
  • Disney told to rehire workers who refused soiled costumers

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World must rehire three performers who were fired when they refused to wear soiled spandex unitards as part of their costumes for the "Festival of the Lion King" show, an arbitrator ruled Monday.

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  • Melanoma Tumor 'Dissolves' After 1 Dose of New Drug Combo

    A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds. Doctors are still monitoring the 49-year-old woman, but she was free of melanoma — a type of skin…

    LiveScience.com
  • Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

    Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. "During surveillance of (Finland's) territorial integrity, the navy detected a possible underwater object at midday (0900 GMT) on April 27, 2015, within…

    AFP
  • Iranian navy seized ship under court order: Fars news agency

    The Iranian navy seized a ship on Tuesday at the request of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, the English-language service of Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported. "The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy," said Fars, citing what it called an informed…

    Reuters
  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story…

    Reuters
  • California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (AP) — A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

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    2 killed in Plainfield crash after motorcycle strikes pedestrian

    Investigators are reconstructing a deadly crash in southwest suburban Plainfield involving a man on a motorcycle and a pedestrian. Route 59 is closed in both directions between Lockport and Main streets.

    WLS – Chicago
  • Majority of high court asks skeptical questions on gay marriage

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Part way into oral arguments, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday fired skeptical questions at a lawyer who was asking the nine justices to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Five justices including a possible swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and a member of the…

    Reuters
  • 'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

    Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants. Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari…

    AFP
  • Who is Mary Jane Veloso, and why is she on death row?

    On Twitter, the trending hashtags #IStandForMercy and #SaveMaryJaneVeloso are gaining traction in a last effort to stop the planned execution of nine drug traffickers in Indonesia. Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina who claims innocence, is one of the prisoners scheduled to be executed on April 28. Her…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • T.Rex's 'bizarre' vegetarian cousin puzzles scientists

    Tyrannosaurus rex, one of history's most dreaded carnivores, had an odd-looking vegetarian cousin with a tiny head, long neck and stubby fingers, scientists said Monday, admitting its anatomy had them puzzled. Chilesaurus diegosuarezi had a bird-like beak with leaf-shaped teeth, evidence that it…

    AFP
  • U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

    By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were…

    Reuters
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    The Baltimore riots of 1968 (17 photos)

    In the days following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, riots broke out across the country, including in Baltimore. Local residents confronted soldiers wearing gas masks, a rash of fires swept East and West Baltimore, and businesses were broken into,…

    Yahoo News
  • UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Champion UFC fighter Jon Jones turned himself into authorities Monday night in connection with a hit-and-run crash, officials said.

    Associated Press
  • Surviving My Digital-Age Miscarriage

    I've heard everything from 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Everyone knows someone who has had a miscarriage. I also can't fathom why, up until now, I knew so little about miscarriage, other than it being possible. When I went to the OB-GYN the day the miscarriage started, the…

    U.S.News & World Report
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    Shooting at North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington (14 photos)

    A teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a student who fired two shots into the air at a Washington state high school. Police say no one was injured after a 16-year-old shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began Monday at North Thurston High School in Lacey,…

    Yahoo News