An American “makes aliyah” to hell in Israel

An American “makes aliyah” to hell in Israel
Two months before she told me she wanted a divorce, my wife stole my and the kids' passports, both American and Israeli. I discovered that after she delivered the No Exit Order… My wife launched another stage [in her war]… which was accusing me of …
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Bowl Bits: Rice 30, Fresno State 6 (Hawaii Bowl)
In a game Tom Fornelli predicted would be one of the worst of the bowl season, it definitely delivered. Unfortunately, it was the only football on during Christmas Eve, so it was Hawaii Bowl or nothing. Story of the game: It was the Driphus Jackson …
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American Idol Winner Reflects on Life-Changing Experience

American Idol Winner Reflects on Life-Changing Experience
When Fradiani went to the local CVS in Guilford to obtain a passport photo that he'll need for the FIFA World Cup event in Vancouver, he said it was a crazy experience, just trying to get the photo taken. “Just going around town, it's been crazy just …
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Technical glitch delays US visas
“We apologise to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport overseas, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or US visa at this time. Domestic passport issuances are not affected at this time. We are able to issue emergency …
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LOTIERZO LOWDOWN: Why Did ANYONE Think Floyd Would Lose in Vegas?
Now that the "Letdown of The Century”–better known as Mayweather-Pacquiao, has come and gone, what's left to say that hasn't been covered or said? Many observers realized before the bout that Mayweather was too physically big for Pacquiao and owned …
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Stick Around! Leave the Airport and Discover Qatar
… to get out there in a 4×4 for some slightly more affordable 'dune bashing'. This white-knuckle adrenaline rush involved hanging on for dear life as a Qatari driver climbed and plunged his customized SUV through several kilometers of desert sands …
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Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois

Today in African American history: Birthday of W.E.B. DuBois
… and activists for African American liberation was born on this date in 1868 in Great Barrington, Mass. "The cost of liberty," he wrote in 1909, "is less than the price of repression." … Nevertheless, the government confiscated Du Bois's passport …
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Families warned of delays for ferries
If the passport checks cause serious problems, we will look at the possibility of rescheduling certain sailings in order to accommodate customers who have been delayed by heavy queuing. We operated this system in Calais at the end of last summer when …
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Social Audit Cell, a hit among passport applicants
“We receive over 40 applicants every day and information sought is given to them with prints free of cost,” Regional Passport Officer K. Balamurugan said. “The Social Audit Cell is almost an RTI cell without charging a fee. The information sought for …
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American forward Justin Meram relishing opportunities to play for Iraq

American forward Justin Meram relishing opportunities to play for Iraq
Guys on the [Iraqi] team or some of the security guards would tell me, 'You Americans move so fast.' And I never understood that until I got there and realized that they …. may never visit. But it's one to which he's 100 percent committed. “Just the …
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BlackBerry Classic Review: The Best BlackBerry Ever Made
As I hopped on the train and quickly pulled the phone out of my pocket to write down a quick thought for an article, I imagined Etta James's “At Last” playing in the background. Unlike the BlackBerry Passport, the Classic is perfect for one-hand use …
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American Airlines adds four US routes from Miami hub

American Airlines adds four US routes from Miami hub
American Airlines will bolster its Miami hub, adding nonstop service to four cities. American's flights between Miami and the four cities — Austin; Kansas City, Mo.; Salt Lake City and San Antonio — will begin March 5, the company announced Thursday.
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Rick Steves: What's worth a splurge in Europe?
I've always been a fan of budget travel tips. For more than 30 years I've written and lectured about ways to stow-away, picnic and get special deals to be able to afford international travel. My feeling has long been that "you experience more by …
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American Samoans Stuck in Legal Loophole Seek Full Citizenship

American Samoans Stuck in Legal Loophole Seek Full Citizenship
Those nationals — born on the 55,000-person US island territory in the South Pacific — receive US passports, can serve in the military and work and live on the mainland United States. But they are legally excluded from basic rights enjoyed by all …
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Andrews Mother Denied Child Pickup After Showing Mexican Passport As
ANDREWS – An Andrews mother was barred from picking up her son from school. She claims it's all because she didn't have a U.S. driver's license. The mom used a Mexican passport instead but it wasn't accepted. Now, she just wants answers about a new …
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Facial recognition tech leads feds to fugitive after 14 years
… "and Stammer's stood out." So, Wilson reissued Stammer's "Wanted" poster. At the same time, the Diplomatic Security Service, which cracks down on bogus US passports, had just begun testing facial recognition software designed to expose passport fraud.
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Organizations Appeal to Supreme Court Over 'Jerusalem' Passport
Kerry on Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have their place of birth listed as “Israel” on their American passports. “Americans born in Jerusalem should be able to identify their country of …
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My path to American citizenship

My path to American citizenship
It was much more expensive than going at it alone, but we decided we were cutting down on the risks of getting the application rejected because of it being filled out improperly or enduring delays for having used the incorrect form. We visited with the …
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Confusing, chaotic and mired in red tape
It was also likely linked to the fact that Thailand was demoted by the US State Department to the lowest tier of its human trafficking list. Attempts to regulate the migrant work force has long been mired by … “[Few labourers in Cambodia can afford …
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