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[OP-ED]: Conservatives get tangled up trying to define ‘sanctuary cities’

 06/06/2017 - 08:33
Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE
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Talk about putting the cart before the horse. 

That’s what the Trump administration, and Republicans around the country, did when the conversation turned to sanctuary cities. They got all worked up. They declared their opposition. They threatened to withhold federal funding. 

All before they had even defined the term.

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Session writes, in order to be deemed a “sanctuary,” a jurisdiction must go out of its way to “willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.” At the same time, he makes clear, “a jurisdiction that does not willfully refuse to comply with section 1373 is not a ‘sanctuary jurisdiction.’” EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump supporters have good reason to take criticism personally

 05/31/2017 - 10:42
Trump didn’t divide America. This country was split long before the real estate mogul began a second career as a politician. He merely exploited those fault lines for his own benefit. EFE
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 The saying goes, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”

Likewise, just because President Trump’s supporters take criticism of their guy personally doesn’t mean they aren’t actually being attacked.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:15am
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Trump didn’t divide America. This country was split long before the real estate mogul began a second career as a politician. He merely exploited those fault lines for his own benefit. EFE

Panama’s “strong man”, Manuel Noriega, dies

 05/30/2017 - 11:51
January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL
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After nearly three decades in prison, condemned by justice for the acts committed during his dictatorship, Manuel Antonio Noriega has died at age 83 of a brain tumor.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:00am
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January 4, 1990 archive photo of former Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega holding up his police file. EFE/US MARSHALL

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega dies at 83

 05/30/2017 - 02:24
Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega (L) salutes troops at an undisclosed location in Panama, 1985 (reissued May 30, 2017). EPA/STF

Noriega was serving a sentence for murder in Panama when he died.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:00am
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Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega (L) salutes troops at an undisclosed location in Panama, 1985 (reissued May 30, 2017). EPA/STF

Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

Philadelphia is a foreign-talent hunter

 04/10/2017 - 13:15
Philadelphia is still an attractive city for immigrants from diverse work and professional backgrounds. Photo Archive.

With more than 29,000 applications for H-1B visas, local companies place the city as the third in search of permits to employ professional immigrants.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:30am
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Philadelphia is still an attractive city for immigrants from diverse work and professional backgrounds. Photo Archive.

Capital of latino affluence

 11/09/2010 - 04:04
Capital of latino affluence
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Chicago- My first visit to Washington, D.C., occurred when I was 7. The town impressed several things upon my young brain: Compared to Chicago, the buildings were all squat and white, and traffic was horrendous. But it was where the president lived and therefore the world's center of power. 

     The family had traveled there to visit my dad's cousin Lupe, who turned out to be one of a wave of what a recent Washington Post article called the "educated elite" from Latin America who came to the nation's capital in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. 

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Volunteers help make tax time a little less taxing for low-income

 02/20/2010 - 06:00
Volunteers help make tax time a little less taxing for low-income
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Me? I'm as nice as the next guy. I'll help people pick up dropped parcels, shovel the elderly neighbor's walk, drop a buck in the donation jar, that sort of thing.

But I'm not that nice: I've never once volunteered in a soup kitchen or spent time hanging out with the grannies in the nursing home -- it takes a very, very special person to give away their time or talent to others. Especially when that talent is highly in demand and can be charged at a premium.

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