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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.

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Michele Bachmann Might Want To Check Her Immigration Stats

While the U.S. lets in more immigrants per year than any other country, it does not, as Bachmann claimed, let in more immigrants than every country put together.

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Obama’s Approval Among Hispanics Drops Sharply

Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics is still 10 percent higher than among national adults in general.

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Sanctuary Movement Shelters Immigrants, Risks Violating Law

In an effort to compensate for the lack of immigration reform, some churches will shelter immigrants facing deportation.

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Immigration Activists Target DNC

Protesters and undocumented mothers fighting for immigration reform say Democrats have broken their promise to them.

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Senate Rejects Emergency Border Bill

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.

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Immigration Activists Arrested Outside White House

“Sí, se puede!” the crowd chanted. “Obama, don’t deport my mama!”

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Senate Emergency Border Bill Clears First Hurdle

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

In a 63-33 vote, the bill was advanced past the debate stage and now heads for a final vote, but the chances of the Republican-led House of Representatives taking up the bill looks to be murky at best.

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Congress Grappling With Border Bill Before Recess

Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.

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Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

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Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Photo/The office of Public Advocate for the City of New York

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.

Two Dead, Injuries Reported In Washington School Shooting

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Officials have confirmed that the shooter and an additional victim are dead following the shooting.

Kerry Calls on North Korea to Release Americans

“We have made it clear that no apology or other statement is in the offing,” said Secretary of State John Kerry.