The Military Families Act (S. 2757) would instruct the Department of Homeland Security to adjust the status of the parent or child of military personnel to that of lawful permanent resident. This includes those presently in active military service and those who are serving or who have served honorably as a member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
State Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) and a select group of six young political and policy leaders from around the United States were chosen by the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to participate in a 10-day political exchange program beginning on Oct. 30.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The latest newcomers to begin settling in Maine’s largest city are Kayah refugees from a mountainous state in Myanmar.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ Whitehaven High School has become the first in Tennessee to offer Arabic language instruction.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On May 12, American journalist Roxana Saberi said she was very happy to be free and thanked those who helped win her release after four months in an Iranian prison, as new details emerged about the evidence presented against her at her espionage trial.
BEIJING (AP) — On May 5, Beijing said a U.S. report criticizing the state of China’s religious freedom was biased and groundless.
Many will say that we learn history so that we won’t repeat our missteps. It’s an easy statement to make but is hard to back up with action …
“China loves Tibet,” Zhang, a Chinese graduate student read aloud from the multitude of signs. He continued, “But the question is, does Tibet love China?”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.