Arrest procedures get more stringent for criminals in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities on Friday pledged major changes in the way criminal suspects are treated, citing an urgent need to improve a judiciary that’s suffering from rock-bottom conviction rates and wounded by public anger at the lack of a rule of law.

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Obama nicking away at illegal immigrants barrier

FORT WORTH, TX – President Barack Obama will unveil his sweeping plan on immigration Tuesday in the midst of a rapidly shifting political environment. It’s his most ambitious move yet on the emotionally divisive issue after making a series of smaller steps over the past year.

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Aggies rush to get fit for the new year

For two weeks, treadmills, elliptical machines, abdominal machines and free weight benches have been used more frequently at the campus recreation center.

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Panthers seek help to improve stadium

CHARLOTTE (AP) — When Charlotte landed a National Football League franchise 20 years ago, city leaders were ecstatic, calling it a critical step in putting North Carolina’s largest city on the map.

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Davos looks to the future

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Forget the endless debates about the euro or government debts. What does the future hold?

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Stricter gun control protocol could be unfair to mentally ill

The horrific mass murder of children and school personnel in Newtown, Conn., prompted calls for more screening of gun buyers to identify the mentally ill and prevent or restrict purchases of weapons and ammunition. This simplistic, impractical and unfair proposal wrongly stigmatizes a large (and constantly shifting) group of our fellow citizens, without adequately addressing the underlying dangers of loosely regulated guns.

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