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Immigrant Children Trapped in Limbo

The Washington Post examines the plight of child immigrants, caught between conflicting government agencies that seek to reunite families while at the same time working to deport them.

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Skilling Gets 24 Years

Still maintaining his innocence, former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced Monday to 24 years for his role in the collapse of the energy giant.  Skilling’s remaining assets will be liquidated, with about $45 million going to a victims’ fund.

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Fantasy Football, Meet Fantasy Congress

Four Southern California college students have created an online game dedicated to trafficking in the legislative agendas of members of Congress.

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    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Officials ‘Stole Millions’

    From the BBC: “A former Iraqi minister has said that officials in the former interim government stole about $800 million meant for buying military equipment.” Apparently there’s $7 billion worth of corruption being investigated.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    U.N.‘s Ban Is Heading to China

    For his first outing as the United Nations’ newly elected secretary-general, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon will visit China to discuss the situation in North Korea.

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    Google Maps the Election

    Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Power Exec Struggles With Industry

    James Rogers may head the power industry’s main trade association, but he disagrees with the group’s opposition to emissions caps.  The forward-thinking CEO wants energy providers and the Bush administration to accept the reality of global warming and embrace the future: “The science says we need to act.”

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    Schroeder Creeped Out by Bush

    Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s upcoming memoir connects religious zeal to Bush’s decision-making: “What bothered me, and in a certain way made me suspicious despite the relaxed atmosphere, was again and again in our discussions how much this president described himself as ‘God-fearing.’”

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    U.S. Diplomat Cites ‘Arrogance and Stupidity’

    A senior State Department official recently had a frank chat with Al Jazeera, saying: “I think there is great room for strong criticism, because without doubt, there was arrogance and stupidity by the United States in Iraq.”  Though Alberto Fernandez denies using those particular words, the BBC has verified the statement.

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    Democrats Within Striking Distance of Senate Control

    When Harry Reid said it would take a miracle for Democrats to regain control of the Senate, party operatives focused their hopes on the House. But recent events have Democratic challengers surging in polls.

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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