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Obama vows ‘more fair and just’ US immigration

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington (AFP) – Pledging to fix America’s “broken” immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits. Continue reading

UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

By RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail Continue reading

Obama says U.S. immigration system ‘broken, and everybody knows it’

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans. Continue reading

Obama says time for immigration changes is now

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the American people that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen. In a nationally televised address from the White House, Obama says it doesn’t make sense to round up and deport millions of people living in the country illegally. He says his plan will let them come out of the shadows, but it’s not anything close to amnesty. Continue reading

Federico Garcia Lorca’s grave may have been found

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Spanish aid worker repatriated after high-risk contact with Ebola patient in Mali

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Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man’s heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown. Continue reading

NAACP blasts speaker-elect’s racial comments

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno-Sparks NAACP called on Republicans in the Nevada Assembly on Thursday to reconsider their recent choice of Assemblyman Ira Hansen to serve as speaker in 2015, saying the Sparks conservative has demonstrated a long history of racial insensitivity and bigotry. Continue reading

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

By MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

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