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Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status.... Read more»

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Dutch crack down on marijuana tourism

After 30 years of high times, Amsterdam continues to attract waves of tourists eager to smoke a reefer or two without having to look out for the cops. However Dutch attitudes are changing. Restrictions on cannabis sales are tighter, while youngsters seem indifferent to the coffee shops' charms.... Read more»

Don't ask, don't tell

'Don't ask, don't care:' Where gays do serve - openly - in the military

In many corners of the world, the policy on gays in the military could be labeled this way: "Don't Ask, Don't Care." In the military establishments of more than 30 countries, including U.S. allies such as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom, gays and lesbians are allowed to openly serve in their country's military.... Read more»2

Analysis

Taiwan says hello to arms

Taiwan's reaction to America's formal offer of $6.4 billion in weaponry could be summed up as follows: "Thanks — but next time, give us the good stuff. And can we talk about the price?"... Read more»

Mexico considers clamping down on 'los Twitteros'

Mexico has racked up its fair share of menacingly named outlaws in a three-year drug war: the Zetas, Aztecas and Panthers. Now, if the government gets its way, another name will also make the wanted list: los Twitteros.... Read more»

Border violence

15 killed at teen party in Juarez

Armed men attacked students at a Saturday party in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, killing 15 and wounding at least 28.... Read more»

Transportation Security Administration

Air marshals dogged by discrimination complaints

Some in the Federal Air Marshal Service say discrimination and retaliation distracts them from their mission of stopping terrorists and protecting passengers. ... Read more»

Terror

Will Europe block a US anti-terrorism program?

The fate of the United States government’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) may hinge on how Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert’s week turns out. And it’s not looking particularly rosy for the TFTP at the moment. ... Read more»

Cars

Fordzilla vs. Japan: U.S. automaker stomping all over Toyota

Take that, Japan. I'm referring to this week's two most fascinating pieces of global economic news: Ford's profits rebirth and the recall disaster at Toyota (and, to a much lesser extent, Honda, which also announced a recall this week). ... Read more»

Iran dissidents pay a high price

Iran hanged two opposition protesters on Thursday and sentenced nine more to death for taking part in widespread rallies against President Ahmadinejad following last June's presidential election.... Read more»

Read our live blog of the Grammys

While you're watching the Grammy awards on Sunday night, keep an eye on your laptop for a real-time stream of snark.... Read more»9

Comic:

Blackhawk down... to Chinatown

U.S. arms sales to Taiwan raise Chinese ire... Read more»

Commentary

So much for health-care reform: What about workplace reform?

It looks like the life-changing, world-altering health-care reform we've been hearing so much of will likely be no more than insurance provider reform. There's another big issue, one that affects millions, but that is hardly a blip on the politico's radar: workplace reform.... Read more»

Opinion

After 9/11: A new world history timeline

Timeline of a new era in world history: Before - 9/11 - After. That is the real meaning of the back-to-back events in the British capital this week... Read more»

Music profile

Taiwan rocks: Chthonic is loud. They're angry. They hate the Chinese government.

Chthonic has played Taiwan since the mid-1990s, mixing an "extreme metal" sound, derived from Scandinavian bands, with Asian flavors and a strong pro-Taiwan political stance.... Read more»

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Will 'Citizens United' ruling let Hugo Chavez & King Abdullah buy U.S. elections?

While political observers have dissected much of last week's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, one potentially huge (and probably unintended) consequence has gotten little notice: the impact the decision could have on foreign government spending on federal campaigns.... Read more»

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