The federal government deported nearly 400,000 people in the last fiscal year, and more than half of those deported were convicted criminals. Critics say the Obama administration is not doing enough to curb illegal immigration. While others say the government is coming down too hard on immigrant communities — breaking up families and too often deporting people who've done little or nothing wrong.
Salinas, Calif., is just an hour from Silicon Valley, but production at many local lettuce farms is decidedly low-tech. City officials here decided it's time for an upgrade — and have hired a venture capital firm to help Salinas transition into a high-tech agricultural hub.
President Obama came to office bemoaning the disparity in sentences for crack versus powder cocaine offenses, and with a background as a community organizer and constitutional law teacher that had some progressives anticipating a robust use of the Constitution's "reprieves and pardons" power.
Thieves responsible for Target's massive data breach may have stolen information stored on magnetic strips on credit cards. Canada, the U.K. and other countries have been using more secure cards with microchips for years.
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