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Rand Paul: Senate immigration bill ‘has no chance in the House’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reiterated Republican demands for increased security on a border that immigration advocates have repeatedly pointed out has been militarized into being secure in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Tuesday. “We have much more security we would write into the substance of the bill,” Paul said…

Fake 911 caller after taking three-month jail deal: ‘I don’t feel guilty about anything’

A California man will spend three months in jail and could be deported after pleading guilty to lying to a 911 dispatcher, leading police into a fatal encounter with a 19-year-old man. The Pasadena Sun reported on Monday that Oscar Carrillo, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, took a plea agreement…

Catholic school teacher offered new job after being fired because of abusive husband

A California Catholic school teacher fired for allegedly posing a safety risk because she was a victim of domestic violence has received a new job offer in a different city, KNSD-TV reported on Monday. Carie Charlesworth told the station that an anonymous school official at a private institution in the…

Youngest U.S. death row inmate released after 28 years

The 43-year-old woman who was at one point the youngest U.S. inmate awaiting a death sentence was released from prison on Monday after becoming both a cause for controversy and a college graduate while in jail. The Indianapolis Star reported that Paula Cooper walked out of the Rockville Correctional Institute…

Conservative columnist: Female soldiers are likely to commit sexual assault ‘hoaxes’

Former National Review columnist John Derbyshire blamed women and attorneys for the rise in reported sexual assaults within military ranks in a piece for Taki’s Magazine on Monday, saying female service members were gender “outliers” likely to commit erratic behavior. “They are eccentric and prone to behave eccentrically,” Derbyshire wrote.…

Supreme Court rebukes Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that an Arizona law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship for prospective voters was pre-empted by federal law, landing another blow against state policies derided as targeting immigrants. In a 7-2 ruling (PDF) delivered by Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court decided that the National…

46 people shot in Chicago over the weekend

More than 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, 7 of them fatally, while city officials pointed to a decline in violence in the city compared to June 2012. The Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday that 33 of the 46 shootings over the weekend took place between Saturday…

George Zimmerman’s dad lashes out at ‘racist’ Black community in e-book

Robert Zimmerman Sr., the father of Florida murder suspect George Zimmerman, unleashed a host of accusations of racism at many segments of the African-American community in an e-book released on Friday, Think Progress reported. In the book, the older Zimmerman denounces the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples…

California man confesses to killing more than 30 as cartel ‘debt collector’

A 52-year-old California man told authorities in Alabama he was behind not only a homicide there but more than 30 killings as part of his job as a “debt collector” for Mexican drug cartels, CNN reported on Friday. Sheriff’s officials in Lawrence County identified Jose Manuel Martínez as the suspect…

NBC employee busted for impersonating a police officer

An NBC Universal employee was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly posing as a police officer and pulling over three other motorists, WFOR-TV reported. Authorities accused 31-year-old Ruben Yepes Quiroz of falsely impersonating a police officer and prohibited use of lights for having red and blue flashing lights similar to…

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