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Holder Relaxes; McCain Gets Young People; Hotel I.C.E.; Citizens Renounce; First Dog Dominates – Monday Morning News Roundup 8-12-2013

August 12, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.


  • Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is set to announce Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences. Source: The Washington Times…


  • A deep distrust of government has led young Americans to hold up NSA leaker Edward Snowden as a hero, Senator John McCain said Sunday. “There’s a young generation who believes he’s some kind of Jason Bourne,” the Arizona Republican said. Source: The Washington Times…


  • A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms for some undocumented families and release others to cities around the U.S. Source: Fox News…


  • The U.S.’s crackdown on global tax evaders is leading to a record number of people renouncing their citizenship, and its effects are being felt keenly in Asia-now the world’s wealthiest region by household assets. Source: The Wall Street Journal…


  • Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Bo, the president’s Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys at Martha’s Vineyard to attend President Barack Obama’s vacation. It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president. Source: The Telegraph…


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