• February 21, 2017


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A look at naturalizations in the US, by the numbers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 1 million people applied to become U.S. citizens the fiscal year through September 2016. Advocates say interest in naturalization jumped again after President Trump issued executive orders that legal immigrants fear could affect their standing in the country.

How Muslims and Westerners Characterize Each Other


Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online.

Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

MENARD, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of the Illinois prison system and is now listed in a federal Bureau of Prisons database.

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal officials say a Missouri man is charged with helping to plan what he believed would be a terrorist attack in Kansas City.

Lawsuit: Black cop told to style hair like white officer's

HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer's.

San Jose, CA Year-To-Date Precipitation Compared to Normal

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5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire crews rescued residents from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday after earlier saving five people who were stranded by flooding at a homeless encampment along a creek in the city.

At UN, US envoy stresses 'commitment' to European alliances

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is underlining America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing assurances other administration figures have been giving European leaders anxious about President Donald Trump's approach to the continent.

Jill Biden named board chair of aid group Save the Children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children.

Capital Punishment in the US

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Public Opinion on the Death Penalty in the United States

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Death Penalty Laws by State

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Supreme Court rejects appeal from Virginia death row inmate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's highest court refused Tuesday to hear the appeal of a Virginia death row inmate who killed a hospital security guard and sheriff's deputy during an escape and sparked a massive manhunt that shut down Virginia Tech's campus in 2006.

Questions immigrants must answer to become citizens

Immigrants who want to become citizens must go through a long list of requirements, including passing a 10-question civics test.

After Trump travel ban, immigrants seek to naturalize

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andres Dorantes has long been content with the green card that lets him live in the U.S. and work as a tattoo artist in Los Angeles.

3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A third person in Mississippi has been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video posted online.

Undocumented Immigrant Population by State

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