Wednesday, November 19, 2014

At Long Last, Immigration Action - NYTimes.com

At Long Last, Immigration Action - NYTimes.com:



"President Obama says he will speak to the nation on Thursday night about making major changes to immigration policy, including shielding several million unauthorized immigrants from deportation. He intends to do this under executive authority, because he has given up waiting for Congress to act."



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Wife of Mexican President to Sell Mansion - NYTimes.com

Wife of Mexican President to Sell Mansion - NYTimes.com:



"MEXICO CITY — The wife of President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico said on Tuesday that she would give up her opulent new home in one of the city’s most expensive neighborhoods."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Disgusted by Smoking, Outraged by a Plan to Ban Tobacco - NYTimes.com

Disgusted by Smoking, Outraged by a Plan to Ban Tobacco - NYTimes.com:



 "WESTMINSTER, Mass. — The fury — and make no mistake, it is white-hot fury — went way beyond the ordinary wrath of offended citizenry. A plan here to ban the sale of tobacco has ignited a call to arms."



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By Using Executive Order on Immigration, Obama Would Reverse Long-Held Stance - NYTimes.com

By Using Executive Order on Immigration, Obama Would Reverse Long-Held Stance - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — President Obama is poised to ignore stark warnings that executive action on immigration would amount to “violating our laws” and would be “very difficult to defend legally.”"



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One Mealworm, Two Mealworms: More Evidence Birds Can Count - NYTimes.com

One Mealworm, Two Mealworms: More Evidence Birds Can Count - NYTimes.com:



"Evidence has been mounting for a while that birds and other animals can count, particularly when the things being counted are items of food. But most of the research is done under controlled conditions."



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Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo’s Bloody Past - NYTimes.com

Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo’s Bloody Past - NYTimes.com:



"VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — The trouble started when a British company suddenly appeared in this iconic and spectacularly beautiful national park, prospecting for oil."



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In Colorado, Calls to Change a Restaurant’s Name From ‘Illegal Pete’s’ - NYTimes.com

In Colorado, Calls to Change a Restaurant’s Name From ‘Illegal Pete’s’ - NYTimes.com:



 "FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The national debate over the use of the term “illegal immigrant,” which has become anathema to people who support relaxed immigration rules, has fixed on an unlikely lightning rod: the liberal-minded, pro-immigrant owner of a Mexican restaurant chain."



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