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‘Path To Citizenship’ Part Of Senators’ Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Saying their proposal would “secure the border, modernize and streamline our current legal immigration system” and create “a tough but fair legalization program for individuals who are currently here,” eight senators are today unveiling a “bipartisan framework for comprehensive immigration reform.”

Timbuktu Mayor: Mali rebels torched library of ancient manuscripts

Islamist insurgents retreating from the ancient Saharan city of Timbuktu have set fire to a library containing thousands of priceless ancient manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, in what the town’s mayor described as a “devastating blow” to world heritage.

Hillary Clinton coy about White House aspirations on 60 Minutes

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton coyly batted away questions over any White House succession plan during a mutually appreciative interview on Sunday.

Palestinian deaths raise concern over Israeli army use of live fire

At least five unarmed young Palestinians, including a 21-year-old woman, have been shot dead by Israeli soldiers in 13 days since the start of the year, prompting mounting concern about the unwarranted use of live fire. A sixth was killed on his 17th birthday last month, and a seventh death this month is disputed by the Israeli military.

Dehli gang-rape suspect faces maximum three-year jail term

An Indian teenager accused of taking part in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in Delhi will be tried as a juvenile, and so face a maximum of three years in prison if convicted, a special panel has ruled.

Violence flares in Egypt after emergency law imposed

(Reuters) – A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world’s biggest nation.

Obama, Biden to meet police chiefs from towns scarred by shootings

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to meet with police chiefs from three U.S. communities scarred by mass shootings last year to talk about the administration’s push to reduce gun violence, a White House official said.

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