10 years after Hurricane Katrina, evacuees still call Wiregrass home

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, evacuees still call Wiregrass home
“There will always be a place in my heart (for New Orleans),” said Benjamin, who lived in New Orleans for 18 years. “Do I ever want to go back there? I often tell people, 'Unless Jesus came down, showed me his ID, passport, Social Security card and …
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Glitch in US passports affects Israel travelers
The Bureau for Consular Affairs said that the issue is not specific to any one country, though the large number of American expatriates in Israel could affect reporting new births or renewal of travel documents. US embassies and consulates have been …
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Spindle items
Passport renewal may be done by mail at any time if the applicant meets certain criteria. Children and adults applying for the first time must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility, including designated U.S. post offices, clerks of court …
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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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'Passport to Israel,' scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality

'Passport to Israel,' scholarships help make teen trips to Israel a reality
For more information about Israel scholarships, Passport to Israel and the Federation's Israel programs, visit jfedpgh.org/israel. For information about enrolling in Passport to Israel or applying for an Israel scholarship, contact Debbie Swartz …
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American Holidays Competition: Terms and Conditions
Both passengers must travel together on the same flights. Frequent Flyer miles do not apply to this transportation. These tickets are not valid on codeshare flights. The winner is responsible for being in possession of a valid passport and visa where …
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Amos Oz has a recipe for saving Israel

Amos Oz has a recipe for saving Israel
If a similar proposal had been put to us in the days of Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol, in the period of the noes of the Arab summit meeting at Khartoum – almost all of us would have gone out to dance in the streets. ….. when I was …
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New Venezuelan visa rules are leaving travelers confused, stranded
While some airlines are requiring U.S. passport holders to have a visa, others will allow U.S. citizens who were born in Venezuela to travel with an expired Venezuelan passport if they have an unexpired U.S. passport, Kostencki said. “In theory under …
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New system to alert aiport officials about wanted people before arrival
“These are the majority of cases we are finding in API such as cheque bounces or changing passport and using new passport. You can no longer change the passport and enter the UAE. The new system has really benefited us,” she said on the sidelines of …
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Israel Tops Japan for 7th on Cusp of Blue Division

Israel Tops Japan for 7th on Cusp of Blue Division
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Though it was the highest placement game on Friday's slate and a battle for seventh place amongst a record FIL World Championship field of 38, the contest between Israel and Japan was a bit of a bitter pill for both teams to take …
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Reporter without a visa at the border
On Tuesday, authorities detained Vargas at McAllen/Miller International Airport because his Philippine passport lacks a U.S. visa. … (When he decided to go to McAllen, he didn't realize that when he left, he'd have to risk a highway or airport …
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Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case
Mr. Vargas has been traveling around the country with a Philippine passport that is valid but has no United States visa. Because of this valley's proximity to the Mexican border, airports and roads leading out have Border Patrol checkpoints at which …
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'This baby's death is on your conscience, Putin – damn you for centuries
And in a dramatic ramping up of the rhetoric, the US ambassador to the United Nations even said that Russian troops may have fired the deadly Buk SA-11 missile. …. One of the victims was a U.S. citizen, holding both Dutch and American passports.
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Uri Dromi: Israel is the UN's punching bag

Uri Dromi: Israel is the UN's punching bag
When I was asked by the officer at the passport control at Newark, N.J., airport what was the purpose of my visit, being an Israeli and jet-legged, I mispronounced that long title, which almost got me into trouble. … democratic Israel was in the best …
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North Central College hosts annual International Festival Feb. 9
Doors open at 11:45 a.m. for the opening international flag ceremony with North Central College President Troy D. Hammond and U.S. Rep. … The community groups sponsoring the booths are AFS Greater Chicago, Cambridge-Green Planet, Chicago Passport …
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In Yemen, US Embassy confiscating some passports, ACLU warns
“Increasingly, individuals, especially of Yemeni origin, report that officials at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa have revoked and taken away their U.S. passports,” the advisory said, “sometimes pressuring them to sign confessions they do not understand …
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Afghan with fake passport deported

Afghan with fake passport deported
An Afghanistan national was deported from Chennai Airport back to Kabul, after he was found using a fake Indian passport on arrival from Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Immigration officials were baffled that he had a fake Indian passport and Intelligence …
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Deported from Israel for being a Muslim who visited Pakistan
The early warning signs should have been clear at passport control when the woman there rifled through my passport, asked “You've been to Pakistan?” and quickly sifted me through to the interrogation room where everyone incidentally was either Arab or …
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VS poser to MEA: 'Why appoint a cop as passport officer'
A week after the CBI raided the Malappuram passport office and the residence of the passport officer, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan Wednesday questioned the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) appointment of a Kerala police officer as Malappuram …
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