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Discretion program a mixed bag for immigrants

Posted: 04/28/2012 - The U.S. government is offering to shelve some deportation cases, but some immigrants are rejecting the deal, preferring to take a shot at winning asylum or a green card in immigration court.

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Limited success for Obama's Russia, China approach

Posted: 04/28/2012 - President Barack Obama's "pivot" to China's neighborhood and the "reset" in relations with Russia are producing limited results for foreign policy initiatives that are designed to improve America's standing with its former Cold War rivals.

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Body found in Wash. mountain bunker

Updated: 04/28/2012 - Authorities in Washington state say they've found a body in an elaborate bunker they had surrounded in the Cascade Mountains, and it appears to be that of a man wanted for killing his wife and teenage daughter last weekend.

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Calif. rescuers to aid dolphin's return to sea

Posted: 04/28/2012 - Rescuers are returning to wetlands along California's southern coast Saturday in hopes that a dolphin that got stuck there has found its way to open waters.

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Surge in child immigrants stresses support network

Posted: 04/28/2012 - An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, legal representation and reunification services.

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GOP follows Romney's lead in parrying Democrats

Posted: 04/28/2012 - As Mitt Romney has emerged as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Republicans in Congress are increasingly taking their cues from him -- even if it causes heartburn and grumbling among conservatives unhappy about having to beat a tactical retreat.

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Amid GOP attacks, Obama touts killing of Bin Laden

Posted: 04/27/2012 - Amid attacks from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on President Obama's "failed record," the Obama campaign is spotlighting what may represent the most clear-cut victory of the president's tenure in office so far: The killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Lawyer will disclose $200K at Zimmerman hearing

Posted: 04/27/2012 - George Zimmerman's attorney said his client's bail might have been set higher if a judge had known about $200,000 raised by a website and that only came to light this week.

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Osama bin Laden pictures, video request denied by judge

Posted: 04/27/2012 - A federal judge Thursday denied a request to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos last year.

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Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits.

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Protester at party conventions could be armed

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans.

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