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TuesdayFebruary 18, 2014

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Justice Dept. Urged to Investigate Treatment of Immigrant Children in NC Schools

A coalition of civil rights groups on Tuesday urged the federal Justice Department to launch an investigation of two North Carolina school districts for discrimination by denying admission to - or turning away - immigrant children.

The complaint was filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, North Carolina Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

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3,000 Americans Renounced Citizenship in 2013, Triple Usual Number

An analysis of U.S. government data by CNNMoney shows that 3,000 Americans renounced their citizenship in 2013, a record number.

According to the CNN analysis these Americans were tired of dealing with U.S. tax laws and complicated tax filings. 

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GALLUP POLL:  More Americans View Dealing with Undocumented More Important than Border Security

More Americans every day believe that resolving the immigration status of the undocumented is more important than strengthening border security.

The change of mentality has undoubtedly been influenced by the campaigning of pro-immigrant organizations, Salvador G. Sarmiento, national campaign coordinator for legislative affairs at the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, told Efe.

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Spanish Court Dismisses Corruption Case Against James Bond Actor Sean Connery

A Spanish court dismissed the case against actor Sean Connery in connection with shady real estate transactions in the resort city of Marbella.

In the verdict, which consists of 45 pages to which Efe had access, the court decided to continue the investigation involving the actor’s wife, Micheline Anne Jeanne Connery.

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Karadashian Ex, Lamar Odom Heading to Spain to Play Basketball

The often maligned, soon-to-be ex-spouse of Khloe Karadashian is heading to Spain to play some basketball.

Lamar Odom last played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2012-13 season and has been a free agent since.  He has been trying to play some pro ball for sometime and apparently found a home even if it’s a temporary one.  In his professional career he played for the Los Angeles Lakers for seven years and then briefly for the Dallas Mavericks.

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Aztec Dog Burial Discovered Underneath Mexico City Apartment Building (VIDEO)

Archaeologists associated with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered a massive Aztec dog burial site underneath an apartment building in Mexico City near the neighborhood of Aztacapozalco.

The discovery noted as “exceptional” is comprised of the remains of 12 dogs buried together.  Dog remains have been discovered in other Aztec burials but typically accompanying human remains or as part of a sacrificial offering to the gods. 

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Blog del Narco: 10 Sinaloa Cartel Members Arrested by Mexican Army

Blog del Narco: 10 Sinaloa Cartel Members Arrested by Mexican Army

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Police and Mexican army troops captured 10 suspected Sinaloa cartel members, including the security chief of one of the criminal organization’s top bosses, media reports said, citing security officials.

The suspected cartel members were arrested in the northwestern states of Sinaloa and Baja California.

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With Nearly $800 Million in Security, Brazil Ready to Guarantee a Safe World Cup

After investing 1.9 billion reais ($792 million) in upgrading its security capabilities, Brazil can guarantee that the 2014 World Cup will be free of threats to public order, President Dilma Rousseff said.

“We will open our arms to receive in the best possible way - with hospitality, comfort and safety - the visitors, fans, athletes and professionals who will be in Brazil both for the World Cup and for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” she said in an interview published Tuesday.

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More Suspects Named in the Killing of Argentine Folk Singer Facundo Cabral

Three people were arrested Monday in connection with the 2011 killing here of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, Guatemalan police said.

Amparo Antonia Revolorio Figueroa, 41; Oscar Oswaldo Rodriguez Escobar, 38; and Eli Adonais Osorio del Cid, 33, were apprehended in the southern province of Escuintla.

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Immigration Activists Protesting in Front of White House Arrested

More than a score of people were arrested Monday at a peaceful vigil staged in front of the White House to protest deportations and support immigration reform that would regularize the status of millions of illegal immigrants.

The protest was organized by the United Methodist Church and was supported by immigrants and activists, who turned out to sing hymns and pray for those who decided to stage the protest despite warnings from law enforcement on the north lawn of the White House.

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TuesdayFebruary 18, 2014