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WednesdayJuly 16, 2014

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Cygnus Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

Cygnus Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

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Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft on Wednesday berthed with the International Space Station, or ISS, delivering more than one ton of supplies, equipment and tools, NASA said.

“Cygnus was grappled at 6:36 a.m. as it flew within about 32 feet of the complex by Commander Steve Swanson - with assistance from Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst - as he controlled the 57-foot Canadarm2 from a robotics workstation inside the station’s cupola. Wiseman joined his crewmates in the seven-windowed cupola to assist with the capture and help coordinate the activities,” the U.S. space agency said.

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Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

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Four members of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges they assaulted reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the World Cup soccer tournament.

The arrests were made after several media outlets released videotape footage of last Sunday’s demonstration in which the police are seen attacking reporters and citizens, police sources said.

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Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

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Los Angeles will offer refuse to unaccompanied minors detained after they crossed the U.S. border and the city government is in the midst of talks with federal agencies to be able to put its plan into effect, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

“Before you get partisan, before you tell me where you are on immigration, these are children,” the mayor said Tuesday at a forum organized by Politico magazine.

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Animals No Longer Allowed in Circus Acts in Mexico City

Animals No Longer Allowed in Circus Acts in Mexico City

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Mexico City’s government has enacted the legislation approved by the Federal District Legislative Assembly banning the use of animals in circuses, a measure that was criticized by the industry.

The assembly voted 41-0, with 11 abstentions, on June 9 to approve the Law on the Staging of Public Shows, which “prohibits the use of live wild or domestic animals during the staging of circus performances.”

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Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

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A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body.

A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans voted 2-1 to throw out the lawsuit brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was refused admittance to UT Austin in 2008.

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Blog del Narco: Photos of the Bride of New Zetas Drug Cartel Leader “Z42”

Blog del Narco: Photos of the Bride of New Zetas Drug Cartel Leader “Z42”

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El Blog del Narco presents the photographs of the alleged girlfriend of the new leader of the Zetas. The drug lord is the brother of former drug lord Miguel Treviño Morales. Authorities believe he is the successor to his brother, who was arrested on July 15, 2013.

Óscar Omar Treviño Morales (born January 26, 1974) is a leading high level of Mexican criminal organization known as Los Zetas and one of the most wanted drug traffickers in Mexico.

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Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise by $123 Million

Mexico’s Foreign Reserves Rise by $123 Million

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Mexico’s foreign reserves rose by $123 million last week to $190.34 billion, the Bank of Mexico said.

Gold and foreign currency reserves increased in the week ending July 11 mainly due to a rise in the value of the central bank’s assets.

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HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

HUMANE Act Fails to Address Humanitarian Challenges

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Texans Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) and Sen. John Cornyn (R) will soon introduce a bill that expedites the removal of unaccompanied children from Central America. Their measure, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, is a legislative attempt to change U.S. policies so that children from countries like Honduras and Guatemala who make the treacherous journey to the United States’ southern border are treated the same as Mexican children who attempt to enter the U.S. But the bill is humane in name only, offering accelerated removal proceedings for children and exploiting the current humanitarian challenge as an opportunity to expand immigration enforcement at the border.

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Argentina Names Presidential Jet After Bishop Killed by Military

Argentina Names Presidential Jet After Bishop Killed by Military

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The Argentine President’s Office added a new jet to its official fleet and bestowed the name of Monsignor Enrique Angelelli upon it, paying tribute to the bishop assassinated during the country’s most recent military dictatorship, authorities said Tuesday.

The aircraft is a Boeing 737-500, Model 1993, designated with the registration number T-04, according to a communique issued by the General Secretariat of the Presidency.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Undocumented Activist Released from Border Patrol

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The U.S. Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas - after detaining him earlier on Tuesday - released the most prominent undocumented immigrant in the country, journalist and activist Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter said in a statement.

“I’ve been released by Border Patrol. I want to thank everyone who stands by me and the undocumented immigrants of south Texas and across the country,” Vargas said in a statement.

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WednesdayJuly 16, 2014