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Senate Republicans warn that Obama deportation review will lead to weakened enforcement

By David M. Drucker | 04/24/14 01:59 PM

In an April 24 letter to President Obama, nearly two dozen Senate Republicans express concern that the purpose of the Homeland Security's “enforcement review” is to loosen the standards for deporting illegal immigrants and weaken border security.
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Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada

By SANDRA CHEREB | 04/23/14 11:00 PM

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada. The measure backed by a group called Campaign to Regulate Marijuana would allow adults 21 and...
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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

By ERIC TUCKER | 04/23/14 10:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says. On...
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