Watching the Souris River creep over roads and into neighborhoods has amounted to slow torture for North Dakota's fourth-largest city. In the next two days, Minot officials expect the waterway to roar.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday again accelerated water releases from the upstream Lake Darling dam. Officials said the move could raise the river up to 3 feet higher than earlier projections — or a whopping 6 1/2 feet above the record set more than a century ago — in a community where floodwaters already have reached several homes' first floors.
President Barack Obama arrives at JFK International Airport in New York Thursday to deliver a speech at the LGBT Gala dinner in Manhattan.
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Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.
Of all the primal foreign fears lurking in the imaginations of 2012 Republican primary voters — from economic decline in the face of a rising China to stealth Middle Eastern jihadists infiltrating the American heartland to illegal immigrants streaming across the borders to take American jobs — the specter of Europe might seem a little less threatening.
The economy grew at 1.9 percent rate in the first quarter than previously reported, the Commerce Department said Friday. Gross domestic product was last reported up at a 1.8 percent pace. That's sharply slower than the 3.1 percent increase at the end of 2010.
Jose Antonio Vargas works in his New York City apartment May 26. Vargas, a journalist, has revealed to the public that he is an illegal immigrant.
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Now that a high-profile journalist has admitted to being an illegal immigrant, can he expect a visit from the authorities? Based on recent immigration policy directives, the answer likely is "no."
As he explains in a New York Times Magazine article and an ABC News interview, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas broke numerous laws to conceal his citizenship status for more than a decade. A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to directly address whether the agency might take action against Vargas.