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New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

In the American criminal justice system, you have the right to an attorney. And if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.<p>That's not the case if you're a defendant in U.S. immigration court. Immigration proceedings are civil matters, and the Constitution does not extend the …

President Obama: 'Nowhere to Go But Up'

Despite facing a disastrous rollout of his health care plan, criticism over his policies and approval ratings that have plunged to an all-time low, …

Shutdown prevention talks begin

A bipartisan group of senators may serve as a last-minute lifeline if the government faces another shutdown at the start of next year.<p>Led by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and launched during the government shutdown as a springboard for bipartisan negotiations, the “common …

A Surprisingly Large Year-end Stock Run? Tax Advice Could Cause It

Now is the time investment advisories address tax strategies. This year, an unusual confluence of factors is producing a rare, single-decision strategy that applies to most investors: Hold.<p>As happened in 1991, this widespread action could diminish supply, leading to a year-end run-up – possibly …

Labour is still weak on economic strategy, warns former Brown adviser

Labour is still hampered by "potentially crippling strategic weaknesses" on the economy that could harm its chances of winning the 2015 general election, according to the man who wrote the party's 2010 manifesto with Ed Miliband.<p>Patrick Diamond, who worked for Gordon Brown in Downing Street and is …

An Inside Look: United Airlines' Mission Control Center

As the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size (nearly 700 mainline aircraft), number of destinations (360 airports across six continents), and revenue miles per passenger (RPK’s) United Airlines is no stranger to mind-blowing superlatives. The airline carries more traffic than any other …

A Mozambique Plane With 34 Passengers Has Gone Missing

Flight TM470 took off from Maputo at 09H26 GMT and had been due to land in the Angolan capital Luanda at 13H10 GMT, but never arrived, the airline said in a statement.<p>"Initial information suggests it might have landed in Rundu, in northern Namibia near the border with Botswana and Angola."<p>"LAM …