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Feds won't act against journalist in U.S. illegally

Feds won't deport lauded journalist

Immigration authorities said Monday they won't take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested Friday in Minnesota for driving without a license. Jose Antonio Vargas attracted attention last year when he revealed in the New York Times Magazine that he's an illegal immigrant from the Philippines. He was part of a Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer in 2008 for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre. The Post condemned him for keeping his status secret.

Project aims to wipe out cholera

Haiti and the Dominican Republic are preparing for a long campaign against cholera, the water-borne disease that has sickened tens of thousands of people in the two neighboring Caribbean countries. Dominican Deputy Minister of Public Health Rafael Schiffino said Monday that the two governments are working on a project to wipe out the disease on Hispaniola by 2022.

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Feds won't act against journalist in U.S. illegally 10/08/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 8, 2012 10:18pm]
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