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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Begins 10-Year Sentence

Ray Nagin, the former New Orleans mayor who was convicted on 20 corruption charges earlier this year, began his 10-year sentence in federal prison on Monday.
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Immigration Reform Update: Obama's Executive Action Delay is 'Betrayal' for Latinos, Say Immigrant Rights Groups

With President Barack Obama confirming that execution action on immigration won't come until November, likely after Election Day, national Latino and civil rights groups expressed anger over his "betrayal."

Federal Judge to Hear Arguments on Marriage Equality in 3 States

Judges will rule on upholding gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii
Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mexican Ministries Sign Cross-Border Education, Foreign Affairs Agreement

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's three-day trip to Mexico resulted in an agreement regarding an education and foreign affairs collaboration and partnership, but immigration was not on the table.
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President Barack Obama Defends Delay in Immigration Executive Order

President Barack Obama has delayed announcing any potential executive action on immigration until after November's midterm elections. According to Obama, the reason for the delay was not to benefit Senate Democrats hoping to hold onto their narrow majority in the chamber.
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Mitt Romney Attacks 'Two Peas' President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, But Will the Republican Run in 2016 Presidential Election?

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that he would be a better president than some notable Democrats, but will the Republican run in the 2016 presidential election?
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US Unemployment Rate: House Speaker John Boehner on 'Disappointing' 6.1 Percent Unemployment Rate

The national unemployment rate declined in August, but Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, expressed disappointment with the figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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Rabies Outbreak: China Euthanizes 5000 Dogs and Will Vaccinate Another 100,000

Authorities in China culled nearly 5000 dogs in after at least 4 people have died of rabies in recent months..
Marina Silva

Spotlight on Marina Silva: Silva in the Running to Becoming Brazil's First Black President

Who is Marina Silva? Where did she come from?

Female Immigrant From Guatemala Running for US House of Representatives, Hopes to Represent a Los Angeles District

California State Senator Norma Torres has been through a lot. She left a war-torn nation as a child to come to the U.S. and create a better life with her family. She then devoted her life to public service. Now, Torres is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
President Barack Obama on his immigration reform agenda in the White House Rose Garden, June 30, 2014

President Obama to Delay Executive Action on Immigration Until After November Election

The Obama Administration said immigration reform could happen in September after the President announced in June he would take executive action. White House officials are now saying nothing will happen until after the November elections because of six vulnerable Senate seats.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Wife Maureen Found Guilty of Corruption, Received $165K to Promote Vitamin Supplement

A Virginia jury has found the former Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen, guilty of corruption, and could face decades in prison.
Immigrant Families And Activists Protest Deportations In Front Of White House

Immigration Reform Executive Action Urged by Coalition of Immigrants Right Groups

Over a hundred lawyers have written to Obama not to delay on overhauling immigration, now a coalition of grassroots, labor, faith and advocacy groups have written opposing any delay.
President Barack Obama

Some Senate Democrats Want Obama to Delay Immigration Order, But Action Will Come 'Soon'

President Barack Obama has made it known he plans to issue an executive order to address the immigration system in the U.S. due to lack of progress in Congress, but some Democratic lawmakers are hoping he could delay his decision until after November's midterm elections.
Americans Register For Health Care On Final Day of ACA Enrollment Drive

Healthcare.gov Hacked Over Summer, GOP Renews Fight Against Affordable Care Act

Healthcare.gov hacked in summer, GOP renews campaign against it
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California Has Largest Uninsured Latino Population, Prepares for Second ACA Enrollment Period

Support for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has increased in California as the Golden State prepares for the second enrollment period of the ACA.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Receive 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal for 'Commitment to Justice'

The first Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court will be awarded the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal, a prize for women who have made efforts to change the world.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D) on National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Museum Being Blocked by Two Republican Senators

A bill is languishing in the U.S. Senate that, if passed, could lead to the creation of a National Women's History Museum on or near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. But two Republican senators are standing in the way.
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Vast Majority of Open Internet Comments to FCC Were Pro Net Neutrality - Study

The Sunlight Foundation released a study on the FCC Open Internet comments this week. What did they find? An overwhelming majority of the public is in favor of Net Neutrality, unsurprisingly.

Experts Say Obama Has 'Legal Authority' to Expand Immigration Relief

Immigration law experts have sent a letter to the White House reassuring President Barack Obama that he has the legal authority to issue executive orders on the immigration crisis.
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