Bastrop County voters may qualify for ID exemption because of wildfire

Bastrop County voters may qualify for ID exemption because of wildfire
Bastrop County voters they may qualify for an exemption to photo ID requirements when voting in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections if they are affected by recent fires, according … Texas driver license or personal identification card issued by the …
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Warning over rip-off passport renewing websites

Warning over rip-off passport renewing websites
"If you need to apply or update your details for these documents, you should do so using as this official site will direct you to the website you need.” He said anyone who has paid out more than the £72.50 for renewing a passport should get …
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You can now get your ID, passport from the bank
Major banks will soon be taking applications for new smart card IDs, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday. “There are several new innovations that are going to be introduced by the department to assist South Africans for smart ID cards …
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Taking the long run in Palestine

Taking the long run in Palestine
BETHLEHEM, 26 March 2015 (IRIN) – On a crisp Ramallah evening, much of the city appears to be tucked inside the city's cafes sipping hot tea. But 20 runners are shaking off the chill and loosening up for one of their last jaunts before the third annual …

Throwback Thursday: BlackBerry "Cube"
I think most of us can agree that it's probably a good idea that this design never found its way out of the planning stage, but if any good can come from it, it's that BlackBerry isn't scared to take chances, make risks, and get messy. (cough cough Ms …
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Wednesday's Three Astros Things
Earlier this offseason , Astros scouts were turned away from Venezuela when the country started requiring visas for American to visit. The visas could take up to 90 days to acquire and the Astros scouts were not able to get in to see the players they …
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Wisconsin's voter ID law stands; Supreme Court rejects challenge
The law requires nearly all voters to have a state driver's license or U.S. passport with a current photo. “This is great news for Wisconsin voters,” Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement. “As we've said, this is a common sense reform that protects the …
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Why Homeland Security says your Illinois license isn't enough valid ID

Why Homeland Security says your Illinois license isn't enough valid ID
In addition, U.S. citizens must show a valid U.S. passport, original or certified copy of a birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, certificate of naturalization from the Department of Homeland Security, or a certificate of citizenship. Non …

What ISIS Really Wants
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since May 2010, but until last summer, his most recent known appearance on film was a grainy mug shot from a stay in U.S. captivity at Camp Bucca during the occupation of Iraq. Then, on July 5 of last …
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Protection of workers
QUESTION: I am a supervisor with a construction company in Doha. The company does not provide any safety gears at the site for the protection of workers. First-aid medicines are also not given. As per Qatar's laws, is it mandatory to provide care and …
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Lawmakers float voter ID proposals

Lawmakers float voter ID proposals
… that people could use an expired driver's license or a long-term care certificate. A uniformed service member or qualified family member temporarily stationed away from their residence could use a current military ID card or passport under Boehning …
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Not Entitled To Diplomatic Passport: Former PM
Laisenia Qarase's diplomatic passport expired after he left office and for years now he has been going overseas using the normal 'blue passport'. “My diplomatic passport expired a long long time ago and I did not even seek any renewal. All my trips …
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China Begins Issuing 10-year Visas
It is our understanding that the visa will be valid even if the passport expires. When traveling to China with the visa in an expired passport, simply bring it and the valid passport, and Chinese immigration should allow entrance. China is a party to …
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More changes to employer's guidance on checking right to work documents
Expired passports – a non-EEA national may present either a current or expired passport which contains a current Residence Card, Permanent Residence Card, Accession Residence Card or Derivative Residence Card as evidence of their entitlement to …
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Court: Proof Of Citizenship Not Required On Federal Voter Forms

Court: Proof Of Citizenship Not Required On Federal Voter Forms
According to a decision issued by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Election Assistance Commission will not be forced to add proof of citizenship requirements to federal voter registration forms in Kansas or Arizona. In short, the ruling …
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concerns raised with companies
However, he did not check my original passport and ID and advised that if the bank checked for verification, I should reply that my ID had been verified. He made me sign the application form without reading its content and told me that he would fill …

How the Indiana voter ID law impacts elections

How the Indiana voter ID law impacts elections
It's any state ID, federal military ID, or US passport, but some people think it's a failed policy attempting to address problems of voter fraud that don't exist. "The fact is it just doesn't … The voter ID law doesn't apply to absentee ballots. If …
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Tips and tricks for getting your passport
2: Note that if you intend to drive or travel by sea only between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, you don't need to get a traditional passport book, which costs $ 110. Instead, you can apply for a passport card, which allows you …
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Cuban migrants flood to US by taking advantage of lax passport rules
Cubans arriving at a US border or airport automatically receive permission to stay in the United States under the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows them to apply for permanent residency after a year, almost always successfully. While the number …
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Loyal Canadian gets royal treatment

Loyal Canadian gets royal treatment
Paulson said that Zehaf-Bibeau — a recent Muslim convert whose father was from Libya — may have lashed out in frustration over delays in obtaining a passport. “I think the passport figured prominently in his motives. I'm not inside his head, but I …
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Why no vote fraud where ID is optional?
Wisconsin's statute permits voters to use only a Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin state card, a military or tribal ID card, a passport, a naturalization certificate if issued within two years, a student ID (so long as it contains the student's …

Syrian refugees
Children are disproportionately affected because many left Syria before ever obtaining a passport or identity card. An estimated 8,000 minors have crossed the borders without an adult, let alone documentation. The case for the some 51,000 Syrian …
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How Immigration Officers Aid Drug Couriers, Visa Racketeers, Other Criminals

How Immigration Officers Aid Drug Couriers, Visa Racketeers, Other Criminals
Okeke and Maduabuchukwu presented these documents along with their passports, both issued on August 16, 2013 and expiring in August15, 2018 to the High Commission. Discovering the documents to be forged, the embassy alerted the ICPC whose …
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Passport and social security number in one day if you are illegal
Because her passport expired in 1998, it appears that it must be verified that she is still a Romanian citizen and that she has not given up her citizenship to another country without their knowledge, even though I provided them with her resident alien …
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Voters must have approved ID to cast ballots
… may be obtained only if you do not have an approved photo ID such as a driver's license, a personal identification card, a concealed handgun license, U.S. military identification card with a photo, U.S. citizenship certificate with a photo or a U.S …
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My holidays: Craig Hall
Checking my passport on the day of travel to discover it was expired. Then using my British passport to travel without organising a re-entry visa. Complete this sentence: I can't travel without … … a valid passport. And my video camera. What's the …
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