Archive for February 17th, 2013

White House: Leaked immigration bill draft is plan B

February 17, 2013
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Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration officials said today.
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GOP foe of Hagel’s nomination says let vote go on

February 17, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s pick to be defense secretary is unsuited to head the Pentagon, but Republican senators should stop stalling the nomination and allow a vote on Chuck Hagel, a leading opponent said Sunday.
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Shiites lash out after Pakistan bombing kills 81

February 17, 2013
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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Angry residents on Sunday demanded government protection from an onslaught of attacks against Shiite Muslims, a day after 81 people were killed in a massive bombing that a local official said was a sign that security agencies were too scared to do their jobs.
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Report: Bill would set an 8-year path to residency

February 17, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday by USA Today.
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Vatican raises possibility of early conclave

February 17, 2013
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The conclave to choose Pope Benedict‘s successor could start earlier than expected, giving the Roman Catholic Church a new leader by mid March, the Vatican said on Saturday.
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NASA: Meteor blast bigger than previously thought

February 17, 2013
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The meteor that exploded over Russia Friday was slightly larger than previously thought and more powerful, too, NASA scientists say.
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