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- Ukraine protesters topple, decapitate Lenin statue in Kiev
- Kim Jong-un’s uncle removed from North Korean state documentary
- Thailand crisis deepens as opposition quits Parliament
- Campbell Soup apologizes for SpaghettiOs’ Pearl Harbor tweet
- Former Reagan aide James Baker: President regretted apartheid veto
- Some donations to gay waitress who allegedly forged hate note refunded
- German President Joachim Gauck boycotting Sochi Olympics
- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: If you want to pay more for your doctor, you can under Obamacare
- Sen. Rand Paul: ‘I am seriously thinking about’ running for president in 2016
Border screening creates security alert
OTTAWA — Canada’s flawed visa system may be letting in terrorists, mobsters or travelers carrying deadly diseases, officials warned Tuesday.
In a report to parliament, Auditor-General John Wiersema said immigration and border officials “need to do a much better job of managing the health, safety and security risks associated with determining admissibility before issuing a visa.”
He cited shortcomings in the training of visa officers and out-of-date indicators used to identify high-risk applicants as the main problems.
Canada is one of few nations actively encouraging immigration to boost its population of 34.5 million.
Officials say oil slick has shrunk significantly
SAO PAULO — The size of the oil slick at a well operated by U.S.-based Chevron Corp. off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state is more than 80 percent smaller than it was four days ago, said Brazil’s National Petroleum Agency Tuesday.
The agency said in a statement that the slick at the water’s surface covered 0.78 square miles, compared to the 4.63 square miles registered on Nov. 18.
The agency also said the oil slick continues moving away from Brazil’s coastline.
Despite the announcement, Rio de Janeiro state’s Environment Secretary Carlos Minc told reporters that in two weeks to a month the oil could reach beaches west of the city of Rio that are popular with tourists.
University hit by new climate leak ahead of talks
LONDON — The British university whose stolen emails caused a global climate science controversy in 2009 says those behind the breach have apparently released a second and potentially far larger batch of old messages.
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- Bill OReilly reminds: Nelson Mandela was a communist
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- Sen. Richard Durbin: No line in the sand on unemployment benefits
- Dick Cheney: Family feud over gay marriage has been 'dealt with'
- Sen. Rand Paul: Supreme Court needs to re-examine Fourth Amendment
- Sen. Rand Paul: 'I am seriously thinking about' running for president in 2016
- 'Hunger Games' delivers Obama's message on income inequality
- Rep. Mike McCaul: 'Al Qaeda's on the run' is 'false narrative'
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