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Univision/Fusion's News Anchor Jorge Ramos Receives National Association of Broadcasters Award as he Preps to Guest Co-host 'The View'

Noticiero Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos has been described as "Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow wrapped into one," according to ABC President Ben Sherwood, The New York Times reports -- and if you've witnessed his intensity when he delivers the news, then you will understand why.
Sen. John McCain

Sen. John McCain Criticizes Fellow GOP Members Over Ukraine Aid Package

"You can call yourself Republicans ... but don't call yourself Reagan Republicans," Republican Senator John McCain told some of his fellow GOP colleagues Thursday on the Senate floor, according to "Politico."

Deceased WWII Soldier Denied Medal of Honor Despite 4 Silver Stars and 4 Purple Hearts

The term war hero is a complex one. How do you differentiate the actions of men and women who fight alongside one another in equally effective, honorable ways?

President Obama Announces Review of Mass Deportation Program

The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama plans to conduct a review of deportation practices for undocumented immigrants.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Hunger Strike for Immigration Reform at Washington Detention Center Now On Day 6

In what began on March 7 as a hunger strike demonstration with hundreds of detainees at a detention center in the state of Washington has dwindled down six days later to less than 10 remaining protestors.
Mark Zuckerberg

Latest NSA Revelation Pushes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Buttons

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with most giants of the tech industry, has expressed his critical views on the U.S. National Security Agency's activities before, but it appears that the most recent NSA revelation published this week has pushed him over the edge. On Thursday, Zuckerberg called President Obama himself, after which he publically aired his grievances on (of course) Facebook.
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Obama On Between Two Ferns: Will It Encourage Young Latinos to Sign Up for Obamacare?

President Obama is definitely trying to get the word out to young people about the Affordable Care Act, appearing this week on the hip viral Funny or Die show "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis". But the question is, with Latinos and youth the two groups lagging behind in health insurance enrollment, will Obama's appearance make a difference?

Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Columbia University's Weight-loss Study Hopes to Help Survivors of the Second Leading Cancer in Hispanic Women

Let's face it, it's not always pleasant to talk about our colons -- but the bottom line is it's important, especially during Colon Cancer Awareness month in March and the disease greatly impacts Latinas. "Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer in Hispanic women, and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women," Dr. Heather Greenlee, who is the assistant professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, told the Latin Post.
Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder Endorses Reduced Prison Sentence Proposal for Drug Traffickers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed the U.S. Sentencing Commission's reduced prison sentence proposal for people convicted of drug related crimes.

Harlem Explosion Death Toll Climbs To 7 As Search Continues For Missing People

New York City firefighters spent the overnight hours digging through rubble in search of missing people after a deadly explosion in East Harlem near the intersection of 116th street and Park Avenue.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

In Feinstein CIA Speech, Constitutional Separation of Powers, Fourth Amendment Concerns Emerge

The battle of words between the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the chairwoman of the Senate committee whose charge is to oversee the CIA's activities is primed to erupt into a Constitutional crisis, and possibly a watershed moment for the public conversation over the powers of the U.S. Government's spying apparatus.
Dog Whistle Politics

Ian Haney López Shows How Republicans Use Racially Coded Language to Win Votes

Ian Haney López, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, shows us how politicians use racist coded language to influence white voters.

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El Chapo Guzman's Evil Empire Exposed in SXSW Documentary 'The Legend of Shorty'

He's one of the most dominant drug lords of all time, making Forbes' list of Most Powerful People, and before the culmination of a 13-year manhunt, Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman ("Shorty" Guzman) had maintained his freedom by building escape tunnels under bathtubs, hiding in sewers and using sophisticated high-tech tools to perform counterespionage measures.
FDNY

At Least One Dead After Explosion and Building Collapse in East Harlem

The fire department and paramedics have rushed to the scene
Apple patent

'Patent Trolls' Crackdown Continues With Senate Legislation for Transparency on Demand Letters, Strengthen FTC

The crackdown against "patent trolls" continued in Washington D.C. with the introduction of legislation aimed to protect job opportunities.

E-filing Your 1040 and W-2 Forms with IRS vs. Using an Accountant

Read to find out which method is best for you
Edward Snowden

Fugitive Edward Snowden Delivers Speech At South by Southwest Tech Show

During a tech-oriented show at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on Monday, whistleblower fugitive Edward Snowden made a video appearance and gave an hour-long talk denouncing the U.S. government's surveillance policies.
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West Virginia Community Reacts To Anti-Muslim Vandals

While the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon put many Muslim Americans unjustly in an unfavorable spotlight among Islamophobes and xenophobes, President Barrack Obama's presidency hasn't done much better to quell stereotypical beliefs and fears in some of America's rural communities.
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