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Mar 13,2007
SAN DIEGO - The Coast Guard escorted a Mexican fishing boat to its headquarters near Shelter Island on Monday and detained the crew for allegedly poaching in U.S. waters off San Diego. Such a seizure off the California coast is so rare that Coast Guard officials and federal fisheries agents couldn't remember the last time it occurred. DETAINED - he 60-foot El Vencedor sat yesterday at the U.S. Coast Guard dock in San Diego ... [full story]
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Mar 13,2007
Request Seeks Documents Pertaining to Policies Governing the Interaction between Police Officers and Illegal Aliens WASHINGTON - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an open records lawsuit against the District of Columbia Police Department related to the department's illegal immigration policies and procedures. Judicial Watch's lawsuit filed on March 8, 2007 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, asks the court ... [full story]
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Mar 13,2007
To ensure America’s at-risk preschoolers continue developing fundamental skills that lead to success in the classroom, U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith (R-Oregon) is urging Senate budget writers to increase funding in Fiscal Year 2008 for the Head Start program.  Head Start grants help provide comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families in all fifty states.  “Investing in Head Start and quality child care now will improve education outcomes for our nation’s at-risk ... [full story]
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Mar 12,2007
SAN DIEGO - Scientists at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research said they have used human embryonic stem cells to treat a genetically linked degenerative disease by significantly preserving function and prolonging life in mice.   Evan Snyder, Burnham Institute for Medical Research Their findings offer insights into a biological pathway that affects a broad array of diseases, which combined afflict one in 5,000 people, said Evan Snyder and Jean-Pyo Lee, the Burnham scientists. In a peer-reviewed ... [full story]
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Mar 12,2007
SAN DIEGO - Nadia Keilani's relatives began fleeing their homes in Iraq last summer, bound for Syria. Little by little, an uncle, two aunts, several cousins and their children have trickled into the capital city of Damascus, taking shelter in a slum that has become known as the Iraqi refugee ghetto.   REFUGEES - Nadia Keilani held a plate depicting a darfash, a cloth-draped cross with olive branches, which is a symbol of her faith. Photo ... [full story]
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Mar 12,2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Flanked by two former Ohio Democratic governors on Sunday, Republican Bob Taft suggested Ohio's new Democratic governor should be asked how his administration plans to solve the state's problem with school funding.   Republican Bob Taft Taft said it with a straight face, but slowly a big grin came to his face. In the meantime, former Gov. Richard F. Celeste rushed to Gov. Ted Strickland's defense. "Since the three of us flunked that test, ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
Aided Tamil Tiger Terrorists in the Attempted Purchase of Surface to Air Missiles, Night Vision Devices, Machine Guns and State of the Art Firearms BALTIMORE - Haji Subandi, 69, a citizen of the Republic of Indonesia, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, two counts of money laundering and attempted exportation of arms and munitions, announced U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein of the District of Maryland. "We ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
WASHINGTON - Rep. Ralph Regula joined area Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Zack Space, in passing water and sewer related legislation this week that includes a controversial labor-backed provision. Regula, R-Bethlehem Township, was among a minority of Republicans who on Friday voted for a union-backed measure that would require local governments to pay the prevailing local wage to workers engaged in wastewater treatment plant construction projects that receive federal funds. The provision is part of a ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
DETROIT - Two residents of Bloomington, Ind., plead guilty today to one count of mail fraud in connection to false claims they made to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy of the Eastern District of Michigan announced today. Andrea Reason, 53, and Dwight Reason, 35, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Marianne O. Battani. According to documents filed in each case, both Andrea Reason and Dwight Reason admitted that they ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
SAN DIEO - Almost 10,000 pounds of smuggled marijuana have been discovered by federal agents along California's border with Mexico in the past week, the latest example of an ongoing spike in drug seizures borderwide. Border Patrol agents in El Centro, Calif., have seized nearly four tons of drugs in separate incidents since Friday, including 3,300 pounds of pot stuffed in a U-Haul truck found east of Calexico. In all, the more than 7,000 pounds ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
LOS ANGELES - Three men have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.9 million to California in restitution for lost tax revenue for their part in one of the largest tobacco trafficking schemes operating from Virginia to California, Special Agent in Charge John A. Torres of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today. U.S. District Court Judge Florence Cooper sentenced Rene Khajha March 1 to six ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
Washington, DC -- Believing that the American people have a right to know how the CIA performed prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, this week offered an amendment that would require the Director of the CIA to declassify the Executive Summary of the CIA Inspector General’s report on 9/11.  The CIA report is the only major ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
WASHINGTON - Greek-based shipping company Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency Ltd. and a crew member of the M/V North Princess, an ocean-going bulk cargo ship traveling to ports in the United States, were charged in a three-count indictment related to the operations of the ship, the Justice Department announced today. Kassian Maritime is charged with illegal dumping of bilge and waste water in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), making false statements ... [full story]
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