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New Racial Profiling Guidelines To Be Announced

New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would exempt agents from the Homeland Security Department who do border checks and screen passengers at airports.

But the guidelines would also restrict the ability of the FBI and other Justice Department law enforcement agencies to take into account ethnicity, national origin and other factors

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Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford

When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass

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Israeli tanks on the move. Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel Begins Ground Offensive in Gaza

Israel is launching a new ground offensive against Gaza.

The military claims it's targeting tunnels that allow terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks. Hellfire missiles, drones and boots on the ground are all a part of the operation

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

Bergdahl Returning to U.S.

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is about to return to the United States.

A defense official says Bergdahl, who has been recuperating in Germany after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow at Brooke Army medical Center in Texas

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Review Board Calls For Limits On NSA Surveillance

 

New limits on NSA surveillance are being recommended amid growing controversy over government eavesdropping. 

A review board is calling for more oversight and tighter regulation but is not calling for an end to the eavesdropping, which the administration views as an important counterterrorism tool. 

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U.S. to Open Peace Talks with Taliban

The U.S. is reportedly preparing to open peace talks with the Taliban.

The "Washington Post" says formal negotiations are set to begin Thursday in Doha the capital of Qatar. The paper cites senior Obama administration officials as calling it an important first step in a long process

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FAA Delays Closing Of Air Control Towers

The Obama administration is delaying the closing of 149 airport control towers until mid-June in order to deal with legal challenges.

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Interfaith Service Remembers Immigrants Arrested In Bianco Raid

A service at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at St. James Parish this weekend wrapped up four days of activities remembering the 2007 Michael Bianco Immigration Raid in New Bedford.

20 Year old Luis Gomez will never forget that day

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