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    Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

    DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history. Pension cuts were ... Read More

    Texas Governor Perry to deploy National Guard to the border

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday. Rep. Terry Canales said he was briefed by his staff on Sunday following a conference call with the governo ... Read More

    Florida demands feds provide health info about aliens flooding state

    Florida's health secretary wrote a letter to federal authorities Friday, concerned that unaccompanied migrant children who have crossed the Mexican border and been transported to shelters in Florida are not being screened for infectious diseases, placing local residents in peril. Meanwhile, attorney ... Read More

    Detroit: Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face. Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly force based on a reasonable fear that he was at r ... Read More

    Non-English speaking students drain one state's resources

    Even as the state braces for a wave of unaccompanied immigrant children, school systems, including Boston, are failing in assessing and educating non-English speaking students they already have. More than one in five children of immigrants who are learning English in Boston schools have been placed ... Read More

    Dayton OH mayor volunteers to take illegal aliens

    Dayton would likely be a destination for a portion of the thousands of undocumented children showing up at the nation's southern border if Congress approves funding to provide humanitarian aid, Mayor Nan Whaley said. Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have talked with ci ... Read More

    Tea party groups' suit against IRS moves forward

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the Internal Revenue Service, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny. In ... Read More

    Police: Suspected thief almost gets his hand cut off by leader of West Phila. mosque

    A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday. Merv Mitchell, 37, was arrested Thursday evening when police executed a search warrant at the Masjid Ar-Razaqq Ul-Karim in the 110 ... Read More

    Obama's pen will allow no religious exemption

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the U.S. government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama's action comes on the h ... Read More

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