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McCain Visits Columbia; 25,000 Autoworkers Laid Off

by The News on July 3 2008, 5:20AM

Hostages Are Rescued While McCain Visits Colombia While McCain visits Colombia, 15 hostages were rescued from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia known as FARC. In 2003, 15 people were taken hostage (3 being American) after their plane crashed in…

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Mandela, 90, Off Terror Watch List; Obama, McCain on Immigration

by Jonathan Adams on July 2 2008, 7:44AM

At 90, Mandela No Longer a Terrorist “President George Bush signed a bill on Tuesday taking Nobel Peace Prize winner and former South African President Nelson Mandela off the U.S. government’s terror watch list.” AHN. Special Scrutiny of Justice Dept…

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Woman Dies on Waiting Room Floor; Sikh Community Protests Attacks in Queens

by Jonathan Adams on July 1 2008, 3:28PM

Brooklyn Black Woman Dies Waiting for Treatment “A 49-year-old woman collapsed and died on the floor of a waiting room at a Brooklyn psychiatric hospital and lay there for more than an hour as employees ignored her, according to the…

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ICE Raids in Baltimore; Obama Pushes Patriotism in Independence, MO

by The News on July 1 2008, 7:15AM

Immigrants Caught in Work Raids, 46 Detained Federal, Anne Arundel county authorities raided the Annapolis Painting Services Inc. painting company yesterday. 46 workers are being detained. This raid continues to add to the increasing ICE battle against immigrant communities and…

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Biblical Creationism for Louisiana Schools, HIV Testing for the Bronx

by The News on June 30 2008, 7:11AM

Jindal Passes “Stealth Creationism” Bill SB 733, better known as the stealth-creationist “Lousiana Science Education Act,” was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal, with the support of other state Democrats. Alongside global warming, evolution, and cloning, state-supported religious creationist…

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California Proposal Would End Health Care to Immigrant Families

by The News on June 27 2008, 10:48AM

New Program Offers Drug-Addicted Mothers Cash for Birth Control, Sterilizations “The effort, Project Prevention, headed by Barbara Harris of North Carolina, who was invited to Mesa County by Commissioner Janet Rowland, offers $300 and the chance for drug-addicted women to…

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ICE Raids Houston Plant; Hawaii Pulled Into Immigration Debate

by The News on June 26 2008, 6:37AM

Immigrant Women the Target of Houston Raid “Federal immigration agents arrested 160 employees on Wednesday in a raid on a used clothing and rag exporting plant. The authorities said it was the largest workplace raid ever here. Most of those…

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Citizens Sue After ICE Detention

by The News on June 25 2008, 7:52AM

Homeowners to Get New Deal “With sinking home values continuing to drag down the economy, Congress is poised to approve a huge package of housing legislation, including a refinancing program aimed at rescuing hundreds of thousands of homeowners in danger…

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Does Obama’s Message Include Muslims; Imus In Trouble Again

by The News on June 24 2008, 7:42AM

Don Imus Sparks Allegations of Racism Again “Imus is defending a remark he made about the arrests of suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones, saying he was trying to ‘make a sarcastic point.” Associated Press. Supreme Court Rules Against…

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New Poll on Bias Suggests Americans Care More About Age Than Race

by The News on June 23 2008, 7:10AM

Poll: McCain’s Age Bigger Factor than Obama’s Race According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, lingering racial bias affects the public’s assessments of the Democrat from Illinois, but offsetting advantages and Sen. John McCain’s age could be bigger factors…

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South African Chinese Reclassified as Black

by The News on June 20 2008, 8:18AM

Obama Camp Apologizes to Snubbed Muslim Women “Barack Obama personally apologized Thursday to two Muslim women after campaign volunteers barred them from appearing in a picture because of their headscarves.” AFP Chinese Considered Black in South Africa “A high court…

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E.U. Adopts Harsh Return Rules for Immigrants; NY Immigrants Can’t Find Childcare

by The News on June 19 2008, 9:48AM

E.U. Turns Back on Immigrants “European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to allow undocumented migrants to be held in detention centers for up to 18 months and banned from European Union territory for five years.” New York Times. Colorado Religious Leaders…

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Oakland Mayor Marries Black Gay Couples; ICE Raids Traumatize Children

by The News on June 18 2008, 7:51AM

Connerly: Obama’s Not Post-Race Connerly says, “Soothing rhetoric about uniting our nation against a backdrop of American flags isn’t sufficient to accomplish that objective. Specific policies like affirmative action – and where candidates stand on them – are where the…

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Supreme Court Hears 9/11 Case

by The News on June 17 2008, 7:23AM

Supreme Court to Hear Case From Muslims Held After 9/11 “The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether top government officials can be sued for damages by the Muslim men who were rounded up and imprisoned under harsh conditions…

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Obama Chides Black Fathers; Rep. Barbara Lee Takes Stand Against ICE Intimidation

by The News on June 16 2008, 7:08AM

Rep. Barbara Lee to Crackdown on ICE Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, sharply criticized the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency Friday and declared she would push for measures to reduce the fear she said agents have caused East Bay immigrant…

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Shocking News

by The News on June 13 2008, 1:19PM

Tim Russert from NBC’s Meet the Press Dies at 58 Tim Russert, the Democratic operative turned NBC commentator who revolutionized Sunday morning television and infused journalism with his passion for politics, died this afternoon. Washington Post. R. Kelly Acquitted…

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Youth of Color Still Not Registered to Vote; ICE Raids in Rhode Island

by Jonathan Adams on June 13 2008, 8:31AM

ICE Arrests 42 People in Rhode Island “Federal immigration authorities have arrested 42 people from South America who were allegedly in the country illegally.” Boston Globe. V.A. Bans Voter Drives “Voting rights groups are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Proof That Elderly Hurt By Voter ID Law; FEMA Fails Katrina Victims Again

by The News on June 12 2008, 6:50AM

Without Proof, 97-Year-Old Can’t Vote Shirley Preiss cannot register in Arizona for the November elections without proof of citizenship. She was born in 1910 in Clinton, Ky., before birth certificates were issued. She said she no longer has a driver’s…

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Ohio Judge Orders Execution Method Examined; High School Valedictorian’s Deportation Delayed

by The News on June 11 2008, 8:09AM

Ohio Judge Demands Death Penalty Method Examined In the face of a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld the lethal injection method, an Ohio state judge declared the state must stop using a common combination of three chemicals to execute…

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Report Rebuffs “Model Minority” Stereotype; Winehouse Apologizes

by Jonathan Adams on June 10 2008, 7:13AM

Report Refutes “Model Minority” Stereotype A report by New York University, the College Board and a commission of mostly Asian-American educators and community leaders says that Asian-Americans’ reputation for academic success has obscured important variations within the group — and…

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