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Continued deportation of rank-and-file illegal immigrants is fueling outrage by advocacy groups that want the Obama administration to halt most deportations while Congress hashes out an immigration bill.

“DHS consistently misleads the public about who it is deporting,” said Jessica Karp, staff attorney at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. “The Obama administration has created a ‘criminal immigrant’ boogeyman to justify unprecedented deportation levels. But when we look at the facts, again and again we see that the majority of those deported have no or only very minor misdemeanor convictions, including traffic offenses.”

Hundreds call to adopt Down syndrome baby, save it from abortion

When the Rev. Thomas Vander Woude learned about a young couple planning to abort their unborn baby that had been diagnosed with Down syndrome, the priest reached out and offered a deal: Deliver the child and he would help find an appropriate adoptive family.

But he had to act fast.

The woman, who has not been identified for her privacy and her protection, was just shy of six months pregnant and lives in a state that prohibits abortions past 24 weeks — which meant he had a short time to find a family willing to make a lifelong commitment.

Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

Senate Democrats laid the groundwork Thursday to trigger the “nuclear option” against minority filibusters, setting up a dramatic Tuesday showdown in which Republicans either will have to accept seven of President Obama’s controversial appointments or watch as Democrats change the rules and end filibusters of executive branch nominees.

Zimmerman prosecutor invokes Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Zimmerman prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in his closing arguments, arguing that star witness Rachel Jeantel should be taken seriously, regardless of her “unsophisticated” testimony, National Review Online first reported.

“I had a dream … that today, a witness would be judged not on the color of her personality, but the content of her testimony,” Mr. Rionda told the jury.

Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Russia

National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden said Friday he’s seeking asylum in Russia during a news conference with human rights activists at the Moscow airport.

Snowden said he’s been trapped in legal limbo since the revocation of his U.S. passport and that has no choice but to apply for asylum in Russia.

Democrat Corrine Brown: Bible tells us to provide food stamps

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