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"I was not trying to avoid being arrested. And uh, there was nothing. And I kept walking and kept walking. And while it was still light I began to see buildings in Nogales, Arizona." FULL POST
By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN
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(CNN) – The Northern Snakedhead fish is not going to win any beauty contests.
With a mouth full of sharp teeth beneath bulging eyes, the invasive predator – native to waters in China and Russia – may be threatening the balance of the ecosystem of the Harlem Meer, a man-made lake in New York’s Central Park.
[2:46] “It can attack and feed on the other fish that are there which would disrupt the water body,” said Rodney Rivera of the New York State Department of Environmental Protection. “The fact that it breaths and it spends some of its time above water it’s kind of an interesting one to most folks.”
Some urban fly fisherman have come to the lake in hopes of being saviors to the dozens of turtles, ducks and schools of carp that live there.
Robert Burstein was trying to hook one of the nefarious fish..
By Libby Lewis, CNN
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(CNN) - Let’s face it: there is a politically sensitive immigration question about the Tsarnaev brothers, who are accused of carrying out the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.
Why were they here?
It’s so sensitive, of course, it’s mostly the familiar critics of the nation’s immigration policies who are voicing it.
But they’re not the only ones, if you dig a little.
Robert Baer, the retired CIA agent who spent part of his career in the former Soviet Union, asks the uncomfortable question on the Tsarnaevs – who are ethnic Chechens from Russia’s Northern Caucasus:
[0:37] “The point is – Should they have been here? Were they truly political refugees?”
And if the answer to those questions is no, what does that say about how America deals with refugees and asylum seekers?
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