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Jul 16, 2010 11 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Canada.com: CALGARY — A Calgary mother won’t spend a day in jail for killing her teenage daughter with a head scarf — a decision that has prompted outrage. A national victims’ group, based in Toronto, is stunned by the suspended sentence given to Aset Magomadova by Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio on Thursday. “I really strongly ...

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Jul 16, 2010 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jul 15, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lawyers for Mel Gibson and his estranged girlfriend squared off in court on Thursday in a bitter custody dispute over their baby daughter after a week of damaging, ranting phone calls leaked to an online web site. The now infamous tapes, which appear to feature Gibson cursing and threatening ...

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Jul 15, 2010 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) – Goldman Sachs & Co. has agreed to pay $550 million to settle civil fraud charges that accused the Wall Street giant of misleading buyers of mortgage-related investments. The deal calls for Goldman to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission fines of $300 million. The rest of the money will go to compensate those ...

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Jul 15, 2010 Comments Off Erik Wong

NEW YORK (AP) – A wealthy Manhattan investment banker who was once a top fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton and other big-name Democrats has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for bank fraud. Hassan Nemazee (hah-SAHN' nah-MAH'-zee) was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. He had reached a plea deal in March. He has admitted ...

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Jul 15, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

DETROIT (AP) -- States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Cox, one of five Republicans running for Michigan governor, said Michigan is the lead state backing ...

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Jul 15, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Arizona Republican: Arizona's new immigration law will get its first day in court today. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton will hear a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Phoenix police Officer David Salgado as well as a motion to prevent Senate Bill 1070 from going into effect July 29. Salgado's lawsuit is one of seven filed ...

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Jul 15, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Just why did Holder's people refuse to turn over what they knew to be key documents?

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Jul 14, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: The commission probing allegations that the Justice Department wrongly abandoned a case against the New Black Panther Party has formally called for a federal investigation into claims that the department's Civil Rights Division will not pursue black defendants. In a letter sent Wednesday to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, the chairman of the bipartisan ...

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Jul 14, 2010 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Latinos now view immigration as their leading concern along with the economy in what activists say is a major shift most likely driven by controversy over Arizona's tough law against illegal immigrants. Nearly a third of Latinos also believe that racism and prejudice are the central issue in the immigration debate, over national security, ...

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Jul 14, 2010 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

AZ Central: The union for rank-and-file Phoenix police asked City Manager David Cavazos to open an investigation into Police Chief Jack Harris out of concern that the chief violated city policy by issuing a legal declaration against SB 1070, Arizona's tough new immigration law. Phoenix Law Enforcement Association board members said the June 25 declaration filed in ...

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Jul 14, 2010 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: If not for an elusive, antelope-like creature in the Arizona desert, the Department of Homeland Security might have a much easier time cracking down on illegal immigration in hotbeds along the border. The Sonoran Pronghorn, which roams in Arizona, is an endangered species on the verge of extinction. As a result, environmentalists and ...

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Jul 14, 2010 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: The Obama administration said this week that there is no reason to sue so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to cooperate with federal authorities, whereas Arizona's new immigration law was singled out because it "actively interferes" with enforcement. "There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their ...

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Jul 14, 2010 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: The group that uncovered evidence of large-scale illegal voting by felons in Minnesota's contested 2008 Senate race says the whole mess might have been prevented if the federal government had just done its job. The federal government is required under the Civil Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act to make sure that states ...

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Jul 14, 2010 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Post: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has approved a U.S.-backed plan to create local defense forces across the country in an attempt to generate new grassroots opposition to the Taliban, U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday. The plan Karzai approved calls for the creation of as many as 10,000 "community police" who would be controlled and ...

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Jul 14, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

And 17% of those 74% think it doesn't go far enough... CBS News: Public support for Arizona's controversial new immigration law has increased slightly, a new CBS News poll shows, with 57 percent of Americans characterizing the law as "about right" in the way it addresses the issue of illegal immigration. Support for the measure increased five points ...

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Jul 13, 2010 20 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: SALT LAKE CITY -- A list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 people an anonymous group contends are illegal immigrants has been mailed around Utah, terrifying the state's Hispanic community. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert wrote in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked state agencies to investigate the list -- sent anonymously to ...

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Jul 13, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: NEW ORLEANS — Six current and former New Orleans police officers have been charged in connection with the killing of unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, federal law enforcement officials announced here on Tuesday. Four of them — former Officer Robert Faulcon, Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. ...

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Jul 13, 2010 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: The campaign to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix to protest Arizona's immigration law heated up this week, with some of baseball's superstars threatening to sit it out and demonstrators trying to deliver thousands of petitions to Commissioner Bud Selig. The increased pressure coincided with this year's All-Star Game, which was to ...

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