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Amazing from AP: Nieman Fellow heading for Harvard from Colombia denied entry to USA via Patriot Act — had spoken out against human rights offenses by our top ally in the region.
Stephen Colbert agrees to try his hand at farmwork in continuing spoof of people who claim immigrants are lazy.
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Front-page of Cleveland Plain Dealer: Photo of Lebron’s back and one word: "Gone." Late last night, an amazing letter from Cavs owner (typed in Comic Sans, no less) slams LeBron, promises they will win title before he does with Miami, and gets personal…. Harry Shearer tweets: "I’m burning my Jim Gray jersey. As for me: After the Lebron James affair, I expect the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to announce it is moving to Miami–and will induct KC and Sunshine Band.
Jury in Oakland finds officer guilty of involuntary manslaughter in slaying of Oscar Grant, in case that inflamed city — faces only a few years in prison, so some unhappy with verdict and some violence in city ensues.
Jon Stewart in offhand reference to "sexist" charges being levelled at show, says little has changed at Daily Show in 11 years, "still no rest rooms for women." Plus: fun segment on Arizona targeting illegals without, you know, racial profiling, titled "Latino 911."
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