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Obama’s DREAM Act-lite runs into more trouble as Nebraska, Arizona go rogue

Obama’s DREAM Act-lite runs into more trouble as Nebraska, Arizona go rogue (via The Christian Science Monitor) Two days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared her state won’t confer driver’s licenses and other state benefits to newly-documented immigrants under Obama’s “deferred action” immigration policy, Nebraska, too, put its foot down.…

Arrests, breasts, chainsaws: Punk world backs Pussy Riot

A topless Ukrainian feminist felled a cross with a chainsaw, balaclava-clad New Yorkers braved arrest to picket an Orthodox church and Bulgarian punks re-decorated a war memorial. Protesters took to the streets in cities around the world Friday to protest Russia’s jailing of female punk trio Pussy Riot, in colorful…

Romney nets $7 million in fundraising in two-day blitz

Mitt Romney criss-crossed his home state of Massachusetts in a major fundraising drive before the Republican convention, netting $7 million after a two-day blitz. A week after the roll-out of running mate Paul Ryan and with roughly 80 days to go before the November 6 election in which he aims…

The political emergence of Michelle Obama

With charm, hidden steel and growing political skill, First Lady Michelle Obama is injecting a timely jolt of verve into her husband’s battered political brand. The price of a sluggish economic recovery weighs heavily on President Barack Obama as he wages a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney. But…

World must brace for higher food prices, experts say

With drought parching farms in the United States and near the Black Sea, weak monsoon rains in India and insidious hunger in Africa’s Sahel region, the world could be headed towards another food crisis, experts say. Asia should keep a catastrophe at bay with a strong rice harvest while the…

63-year-old engineer is Japan’s ‘Last Ninja’

A 63-year-old former engineer may not fit the typical image of a dark-clad assassin with deadly weapons who can disappear into a cloud of smoke. But Jinichi Kawakami is reputedly Japan’s last ninja. As the 21st head of the Ban clan, a line of ninjas that can trace its history…

U.S., Afghan officials concerned over ‘insider attacks’

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to crack down on a rise in attacks by Afghan security personnel on their Western colleagues, officials said. U.S. concern is mounting over the unprecedented number of such “green-on-blue” attacks, which have now killed 39 international troops in 29…

Report: Masked gunmen wound eight in Russian mosque attack

Masked gunmen burst into a mosque in the troubled Russian Caucasus region of Dagestan, wounding eight, the regional interior ministry said in a statement Saturday. “The number of wounded in the shooting at the mosque in the town of Khasavyurt has risen to eight,” the interior ministry said after two…

Dutch pot advocates aiming to smoke out new voters

Opponents of a Dutch cannabis law that restricts sales of the drug to foreigners on Saturday launched a campaign aimed at getting citizens to vote for pro-pot parties in elections next month. Organisers said they would travel the nation in an old American school bus, painted silver to convince people…

China warns Japan as activists descend on contested islands

A flotilla carrying Japanese nationalists and lawmakers arrived Sunday at islands at the heart of a territorial row with China, with activists declaring their intention to land. Around 150 people, including eight parliamentarians, got to the archipelago around dawn (2030 GMT Saturday) just days after Japan deported pro-China activists who…

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