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Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

Opponents argue that admitting Sergio Garcia to the bar would violate a federal law prohibiting entities funded with state money from granting undocumented immigrants professional licenses. The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Wednesday.
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Small Farmers In New England Fear New Food Safety Rules

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration issued two proposed food safety rules to prevent tainted food from entering the food supply. While many large growers support the proposed regulations, small farmers say the cost of complying with them would stifle their ability to grow.
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Bald Eagles Are Back In A Big Way — And The Talons Are Out

Decimated by hunters, insecticides and other human pressures in the 1960s and 1970s, America's emblematic bird is once again flying high. Roughly 10,000 mated pairs now nest in the continental U.S., up from about 500 in the 1970s. But more birds also means fierce competition for territory and mates.
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Why Keep Athletes Eligible But Uneducated?

Each football season brings exciting plays and game heroes, but Frank Deford says the real heroes are often overlooked. He points to Mary Willingham, an educator who decided to speak up.
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Ariel Castro, Ohio Man Who Held Women For Years, Is Dead

Corrections officials in Ohio say Castro is believed to have committed suicide in his cell Tuesday night. He was serving a life sentence for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for more than 10 years.
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What If Congress Votes 'No' On Syria?

If Congress fails to authorize a U.S. military strike against Syria, it could weaken President Obama internationally and domestically. But it could also give Obama the political cover to back away from his "red line" proclamation against the Syrian government for its alleged use of sarin gas.
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New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses

Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga. has struggled and lost thousands of jobs over the past decade. But carpet jobs are returning, and state officials say 7,000 new manufacturing jobs are coming to Georgia over the next five years.
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California Lawmakers Target Boy Scouts' Tax-Exempt Status

Legislators are considering stripping the Boy Scouts of America of its tax-exempt status in the state because of the organization's ban on gay and lesbian adult leaders. Scout leaders warn the move would cause major damage to a group that serves 180,000 California youth.
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Senate Expected To Vote First On Syria Strikes

Aside from hearings, no action is expected this week as Congress considers President Obama's call for authorization of military strikes against Syria. Far more members are publicly undecided than openly supportive of military action at this point.
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Bay Bridge Reopens After Troubled Makeover

San Francisco's Bay Bridge is open again, after being closed over the weekend to allow the last phase of a retrofitting project to finish up. While commuters are celebrating the bridge's return, the project was a lesson in cost overruns and delays.

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