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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

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WASHINGTON, Feb 2014 (UPI) — Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday. Speaking with Univision Radio, the president said House Republicans have “refused so far to act,” and urged listeners to put pressure ...

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Obama taunts ‘scared’ Republicans, says immigration reform is a priority

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President Obama told House Democrats Friday that comprehensive immigration reform remains a top priority for this year in spite of Republican lawmakers who are “scared” of the political consequences. “They’re worried and they’re scared about the political blowback,” Mr. Obama ...

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Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi resigns over warship accidents

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on Wednesday resigned after two officers were feared killed and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna, around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai. “Taking moral responsibility for the accidents ...

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Think you should do better in life? Blame your great, great, great grandfather

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LONDON: Miffed that you didn’t get into Oxford University? Cross because you can’t afford that three-bed in the town centre? Not got one non-executive directorship to your single-barrelled name? There is only one person to blame: your great, great, great, ...

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Indian-American firm to pay $15 million to resolve fraud claims

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NEW YORK: A diagnostic firm founded by an Indian-American physician, will pay over USD 15 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that it falsely billed for health tests that were never performed. Diagnostic Imaging Group (DIG) has agreed to ...

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Congress indicates merger with TRS, but Chandrasekhar Rao remains noncommittal

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NEW DELHI: Congress and TRS on Wednesday gave divergent versions on the issue of merger even after their leaders have held a series of meetings since Parliament gave its nod for creation of Telangana last week. Congress claimed that TRS chief KChandrasekhar Rao has given ...

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Supreme Court orders arrest of Sahara boss Subrata Roy

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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: In more trouble for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered his arrest following his failure to appear before it in a contempt case arising out of non refund of Rs 20,000 crore to investors by two ...

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South African safari: more than the ‘big five’

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“I we can’t save our iconic animals, what chance do the other species have?” It is this question, posed during breakfast by Dr William Fowlds — an affable wildlife veterinarian living in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, that I ...

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