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UN To Discuss Legal Response After US Blocks Visa For Iran Diplomat

The U.S. accuses Hamid Aboutalebi of participating in the 1979-81 Iran Hostage Crisis, and says he still constitutes a threat to the country.

TRNS News Notes — 4/16/14

News Notes

Eastern Ukraine heats up – standoff?
Russia blasts UN Ukraine rights report
Officials: al Qaeda still active
Immigration: Dems target key Republicans
Americans prefer Dems on healthcare (wow)
Holder to speak at KS memorial

Obeying Immigration Laws Is Also An “Act Of Love”

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It was outrageous when Jeb Bush suggested that illegal immigration is simply based on love of family.

Click here for: Wednesday, April 16

● It’s official! Arlington cemetery is historic

● Tax code’s hidden cost

● U.S. cuts off water for famed town

● Senate filibuster survives legal challenge

● Call for constitutional convention

● The cost of foreign tax havens

55,000 Photos Show Widespread Torture By Syrian Police: France

France presents the “Caesar” report on torture in Syria to the U.N. Security Council on April 15, 2014. Photo: French Mission to the U.N.

French Ambassador Gerard Araud said his country will seek Security Council authorization to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Senator Stages Congressional Scenes For Campaign Video

Republicans are calling on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to issue a clarification.