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Immigrants File For Deferred Deportation, Pressure Obama For Changes

Sixteen years after entering the U.S. illegally and seven grandchildren later, Maria Guadalupe Arreola has petitioned President Barack Obama to think of her when he decides how to use his executive powers for immigration reforms that Congress failed to act on.<p>Arreola, 55, is one of 11 immigrants …

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US immigration scheme totters as migrant crisis worsens

Daca provides work permits for young undocumented migrants but is struggling after two years of controversy<p>The high cost of becoming legal in the US: $465 Beyond the border: into the wilderness<p>The fight over immigration has centered recently on one group: tens of thousands of unaccompanied children …

The U.S. Will Spend $110 Million a Year on African Peacekeeping Efforts

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 7</b><p>During the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington on Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to invest $110 …

Americans worry that illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy | Reuters

KINGSTON New Hampshire (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama considers sidestepping Congress to loosen U.S. immigration policy, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Americans are deeply worried that illegal immigration is threatening the nation’s culture and economy.<p>Maria, 18, who is an undocumented migrant …

Bowe Bergdahl questioned by army investigators over disappearance

The US army has begun questioning Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an army spokeswoman said.<p>Bergdahl was questioned at Fort Sam Houston in Texas where he has been staying since returning to the US, …

Friends, fellow comedians react to Williams' death

ROBIN WILLIAMS THROUGH THE YEARS<p><b>(08-12) 11:00 PDT San Francisco</b> -- Friends and colleagues shared thoughts about Robin Williams, his work as a comedian and actor and his death.<p><b>Debi Durst, comedian</b><p>I first met him when I was doing improvisation with Spaghetti Jam- 1978-79 at the old Spaghetti Factory. …

Game of Thrones: Fifth series set for Northern Ireland

<b>Part of the the fifth series of medieval drama Game of Thrones will be filmed in Northern Ireland, it has been confirmed.</b><p>The first and deputy first ministers have welcomed the announcement by HBO's Michael Lombardo.<p>They said securing the programme would generate more than £20m a year for the …

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Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

Ever since the Watergate era, taxpayers have been able to check a box on their federal tax returns and designate a little bit of their tax payment to help finance the presidential campaigns and wean politicians away from big donors.<p>The public financing program has had its ups and downs. But now …

Tigers slaughtered in show of social stature for Guangdong businessmen

Police seize body of freshly killed tiger and discover video evidence of electrocution and torture after raid in Zhanjiang<p>More than 10 tigers have been killed as "visual feasts" in China to entertain officials and rich business people, state media reported.<p>Police in the port city of Zhanjiang, in …