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Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

Undocumented Man in Coma After Taser Incident With Border Patrol

by Asraa Mustufa on April 14 2011, 12:17PM

Jose Gutierrez was a film engineer and married to U.S. citizen Shena Wilson, with whom he has two children.

Topics: Immigration

The Future of School Lunches

The Future of School Lunches

by Asraa Mustufa on April 13 2011, 6:36PM

The first significant upgrade in nutritional standards in 15 years moves forward.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth

France's Anti-Muslim Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect

France’s Anti-Muslim Burqa Ban Goes Into Effect

by Asraa Mustufa on April 12 2011, 1:11PM

The move comes as several European countries and the United States use so-called “secular” traditions to scapegoat religious minorities.

Topics: Global Affairs

Ivory Coast Update: Laurent Gbagbo Arrested

Ivory Coast Update: Laurent Gbagbo Arrested

by Asraa Mustufa on April 11 2011, 2:33PM

The incumbent -president has been in a violent standoff since refusing to step down after the country’s elections last November.

Topics: Global Affairs

Second Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Sentence in Arizona

Second Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Gets Death Sentence in Arizona

by Asraa Mustufa on April 8 2011, 1:24PM

The gang executed an entire family in search of drugs and money to finance its border vigilantism.

Topics: Immigration

NAACP and Newt Gingrich Agree: Too Much Money for Prisons

NAACP and Newt Gingrich Agree: Too Much Money for Prisons

by Asraa Mustufa on April 7 2011, 4:58PM

A bevy of conservative politicos line up alongside the NAACP to talk about criminal justice reform.

Topics: Criminal Justice

A Picture of America's Changing Demographics

A Picture of America’s Changing Demographics

by Asraa Mustufa on April 7 2011, 2:29PM

Center for American Progress has some compelling graphics on the Census 2010 data that’s got folks buzzing about diversity.

Topics: Politics

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

Bell Curve Author Charles Murray Talks White America on MLK Anniversary

by Asraa Mustufa on April 5 2011, 1:42PM

The American Enterprise Institute doesn’t shy away from high-profile, conservative speakers.

Topics: Politics

Today's Love Goes to America's First Integrated All-Female Band

Today’s Love Goes to America’s First Integrated All-Female Band

by Asraa Mustufa on April 4 2011, 5:05PM

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm gained popularity in the 1940’s, at a time when an all-female group couldn’t be taken seriously as a jazz band.

Topics: Celebrate Love

Gov. Haley Barbour Won't Hold His Breath for Scott Sisters Pardon

Gov. Haley Barbour Won’t Hold His Breath for Scott Sisters Pardon

by Asraa Mustufa on April 4 2011, 3:25PM

Gladys and Jamie Scott, two sisters who served nearly 17 years in prison for an $11 armed robbery, will not be granted a pardon from Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. “I wouldn’t hold my breath,” Barbour told the Associated Press, when…

Topics: Criminal Justice

GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

GOP Presidential Hopeful Herman Cain Buys Into Anti-Sharia Hysteria

by Asraa Mustufa on March 31 2011, 11:40AM

The former pizza company CEO stands by his comments that Muslim Americans are “not totally dedicated” to the U.S.

Topics: Politics

Students Are the Real Heroes in UCLA's

Students Are the Real Heroes in UCLA’s “Asians in the Library” Saga

by Asraa Mustufa on March 30 2011, 12:42PM

They used a personal attack to push for institutional change.

Topics: Schools & Youth