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  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    By ALICIA A. CALDWELL - Associated Press

    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. Published April 18, 2014

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

    By TOM HAYS - Associated Press

    A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. Published April 17, 2014

  • Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County

    By Associated Press

    A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle. Published April 17, 2014

  • Insult to injury: Retreating feds accused of trashing Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    The federal government may have ordered Bureau of Land Management agents to stand down and ride away from the surveillance spots they took up outside a Nevada rancher's cattle property — but they didn't exactly go quietly. Published April 17, 2014

  • NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis

    By GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press

    In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker. Published April 17, 2014

  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE - Associated Press

    An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison. Published April 17, 2014

  • Gov. Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

    By DINESH RAMDE - Associated Press

    Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa. Published April 17, 2014

  • Cruz makes just 2nd border visit as US senator

    By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT - Associated Press

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday made just his second visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office, saying Texans in the area care mostly about the same issues as residents of any other part of the state. Published April 17, 2014

  • New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

    By ULA ILNYTZKY - Associated Press

    Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Published April 17, 2014

  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    By CARLA K. JOHNSON - Associated Press

    Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun owners from becoming cannabis-using patients, a person close to the process told The Associated Press. Published April 17, 2014

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    St. Cloud Times, April 16 Published April 17, 2014

  • Washington County backs off deportation holds

    By Associated Press

    The Washington County sheriff's office says it will no longer hold people for possible deportation. Published April 17, 2014

  • Obama: 'Our hearts ache' over South Korean ferry tragedy

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    President Obama on Thursday pledged that the U.S. will "provide any and all assistance" possible to help with search-and-rescue efforts in the waters off the South Korean coast, where a five-story ship capsized Wednesday and trapped nearly 300 people inside, many of whom were students. Published April 17, 2014

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