Elections 2012 Issues: Immigration

  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

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  • Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market.

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  • Giant, cross-border smuggling tunnel found under Arizona house

    Police pulled over a U-Haul carrying 4,700 pounds of marijuana this week. When they traced the truck’s route to a house on the border, they discovered the longest drug-smuggling tunnel the region has ever seen.

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  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The ritual has become increasingly commonplace on many American college campuses: A student government body takes up Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and decides whether to demand their school divest from companies that work with the Jewish state.

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  • Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

    Head transplant surgery used to be a dream that we only saw in science fiction movies such as The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (pictured above). However, CNET brings us word that one Italian scientist says he’s a mere two years away from being able to do real-life human head transplants. DON’T…

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  • White Privilege Is Real, and Now There’s Research to Prove it

    Thursday marked the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s untimely death at the hands of self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. The incident continues to stoke the debate around race relations in America, reopening wounds and splitting the nation along color lines. “When Trayvon…

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    Retreating ice in a warming Antarctica (21 photos)

    From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging thousands of feet (hundreds of meters) below to re-shape Earth. Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the…

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  • North Korean leader tells army: 'prepare for war'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills. Kim's comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint…

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  • 911 caller: Girlfriend confessed to killing chief's brother

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 911 caller reporting the fatal shooting of the brother of Cleveland's police chief said the man's girlfriend confessed to killing him, according to a recording of the call released by the city.

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  • Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

    By Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his…

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  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.

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  • A Farewell to Mallrats

    A few months ago I went to a mall in Maryland, because it has an Old Navy and an Olive Garden, and I wanted to buy pants and eat pasta alone. Recommended: What ISIS Really Wants Since 2010, more than two dozen shopping malls have closed down. On Wednesday, a judge in Oakland County, Michigan…

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  • Chile leader visits ailing 14 year-old who wants to end her life

    Chile's President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday visited a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis who made a heart-wrenching video appeal to be allowed to end her life. Valentina Maureira had addressed Bachelet personally in the message, which she recorded with a smartphone and uploaded to…

    AFP
  • Why Homeland Security crisis is about much more than John Boehner

    The current flashpoint is the bid to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The outlines of the debate are familiar in the House of Representatives' post-2010 tea party era. The conservative wing is pushing Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio to use Congress's fiscal levers to punish the…

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  • Anthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.

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  • Another Mexican drug lord caught, but victory elusive

    Mexico's government dealt a major blow to the Knights Templar drug cartel by capturing its last leader, but the proliferation of new armed groups shows the government is far from victory. The arrest of Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, whose gang has tormented the western state of Michoacan for years, was…

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  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries.

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    Photos of the day - February 28, 2015 (28 photos)

    The sun sets as a girl enjoys water at Ngapali Beach, Tandwe township, western Myanmar, an elderly woman yawns during an anti-government mass meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal and Michael Neumayer of Germany soars through the air during his jump in the men's large hill team ski jumping final at the…

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