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Number of illegal immigrants in US now declining

Study: Number of illegal immigrants in US drops to 11.1 million, first decline in 20 years The number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in two decades — decreasing by 8 percent since 2007, a new study finds. The reasons range from the…

AP source: Unlikely 2 men were plotting terror

AP Source: FBI investigates 2 men arrested in Amsterdam but does not suspect terror activity The FBI probe of two men arrested in Amsterdam after suspicious items turned up in one of the men’s luggage is finding they were probably not on a test run for a future terror attack,…

Burning Man fans say cops too heavy-handed

Burned at Burning Man? Revelers say heavy hand of law a downer at Nevada desert festival David Levin represents entrepreneurs, investors and developers in his legal practice. As an aside, he’s a Burning Man barrister — offering free legal advice to those who run afoul of the law at the…

Some Massachusetts towns give up on marijuana enforcement

Some Massachusetts towns give up on enforcing relaxed marijuana laws, while others struggle to Some Massachusetts towns have given up enforcing a law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying the law is written with too many loopholes to be effective. The law established a civil fine…

Nun’s death rallies anti-immigration forces

Va. poised for Arizona-like immigrant backlash after nun’s death; sisters urge forgiveness In Arizona, the shooting death of a rancher blew the lid off simmering anger over border security and helped solidify support for a tough new immigration law. A similar eruption threatens in Virginia following the death of a…

AZ ‘politician turned sheriff’ calls US government ‘our enemy’

Republican appeared in McCain ad, has Reagan poster on the wall, Palin book on coffee table; Apologized last month for interview on ‘pro-white’ radio show “You’ve probably seen him by now, in one of numerous TV interviews or walking with Sen. John McCain along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in the…

Arizona sheriff not relenting after court ruling

Arizona sheriff forges ahead with aggressive immigration sweeps even after court ruling. Lost in the hoopla over Arizona’s immigration law is the fact that state and local authorities for years have been doing their own aggressive crackdowns in the busiest illegal gateway into the country. Nowhere in the U.S. is…

General Electric pays $23 million to settle Iraq bribery charges

US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday. GE had been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of being part of “a 3.6 million dollar kickback scheme with Iraqi…

GE to pay 23 million dollars after Iraq bribery charges

US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday. GE had been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of being part of “a 3.6 million dollar kickback scheme with Iraqi…

Report: Afghan, Iraq wars teaching US gang members military combat

Gang members in the US military are returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan armed with knowledge of military tactics, a fact that could threaten the lives of law enforcement officers in the US and worsen the gang problem, according to a new report from the Chicago Sun-Times.…

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