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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:14

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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Log theory for Nessie sightings

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:07
A conservation charity suggests an increase in sightings of the Loch Ness Monster was due to debris from woodland on the shores of the loch.

December start for Nicaragua canal

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:04
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.

VIDEO: Myanmar: investment will create jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:59
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.

Sturgeon to reshuffle cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:47
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a ministerial re-shuffle later with a strong female presence expected.

Early Mackintosh artwork restored

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:46
One of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's earliest works is recreated on the walls of the Glasgow Art Club as part of a £1.2m refurbishment.

Honour abuse group wins lottery cash

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:42
A project supporting victims of honour abuse in Edinburgh is been awarded almost £800,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:39

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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Picture power: Bird flu

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:38
Reuters photographer tells the story behind his picture of a cull at a farm in Nafferton following the discovery of bird flu.

Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:34
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

Still searching for a cure for Libya

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:15
Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.

Sotheby's chief executive steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:14
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

Muslim schools 'set for criticism'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:11
Reports highly critical of "safeguarding" at seven east London schools, including six Muslim schools, are set to be published by Ofsted.

HMRC 'hasn't investigated tax scheme'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:06
HM Revenue and Customs has not properly investigated why a tax relief scheme has cost £2bn more than expected, according to the National Audit Office.

Car lifted to end tram 'stand-off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:56
A group of bystanders lift a car out of the way after the driver leaves it parked on a city centre tramline.

When Arsenal hated Van Nistelrooy

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:47
Hatred, a red card, a missed penalty and a record fine - Arsenal's furious visit to Old Trafford in 2003 revisited.

How immigration reform can change immigration

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:45

On Thursday evening, President Obama announced his executive order for immigration reform:

We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or illegal residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.

Now let’s be clear about what it isn’t. This deal does not apply to anyone who has come to this country recently. It does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future. It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive. Only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.

To get a little context on how the President's plans might affect some of the various immigration constituencies in this country, we spoke with Barbara Hines, Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and professor at the University of Texas, and Emily Lam, vice-president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for Health Care & Federal Issues.

VIDEO: Whelan sorry for offensive comments

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:33
Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people made in a controversial newspaper interview.

Ukraine's year of chaotic events

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:29
Making sense of Ukraine's year of chaotic events

Bin Hammam 2022 bid role questioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:27
Mohamed Bin Hammam's role in Qatar's successful World Cup bid is questioned by Fifa whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid.

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