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- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
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DNC may reward late primary states
ST. LOUIS | A Democratic National Committee panel is proposing giving states that hold their presidential primaries later in the 2012 calendar year bonus delegates to the convention.
The Rules and Bylaws Committee approved a plan Thursday to award anywhere from 5 percent to 20 percent more delegates to states that hold contests in March and beyond.
The committee already has signed off on a plan to start the nominating process no earlier than February and reduce the number of superdelegates, from 20 percent of the total number of delegates to 15 percent. The full DNC will vote on all the changes Friday.
Drug criminals top deportation list
The department said the category includes manufacturing, distribution, sale and possession of illegal drugs. Traffic offenses are the second most common crime on the list, and immigration violations are a close third.
About 390,000 people were removed from the U.S. in 2009.
On-the-job deaths hit record low
The number of U.S. workers who died on the job fell by 17 percent last year to the lowest level in nearly two decades, as workers logged fewer hours during the recession, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The 4,340 workplace fatalities recorded in 2009 was the smallest total since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the data in 1992. It’s the second straight year that fatal work injuries have reached a historic low, after a 10 percent drop in 2008.
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