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Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

Supreme Court Justice says internment ruling could happen again

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii last month that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/180 Comments

Sen. Leland Yee’s lawyer questions FBI investigation

By Associated Press A lawyer for a California state senator charged last week with bribery and gun trafficking on March 31 challenged the three-year FBI investigation that led to the arrest.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

USCIS to start accepting H-1B petitions on April 1

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap on April 1. Cases will be considered accepted on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct fee.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

By Amy Taxin Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) – When Thuy Vo Dang came to the United States as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 14, National News, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/41 Comment

Chinese Americans to Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

By Daphne Kwok Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Posted in Health, March 2014, National News1 Comment

Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected

Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected

By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers, they had to navigate an automated reservation system.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status

Inslee signs bill expanding college aid to students without legal status

By Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure on Feb. 26 that expands state college financial aid to students who don’t have legal status in the United States.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/141 Comment

Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit

By Brady McCombs Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint, with their young son watching, after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

Chinese students lead police on high-speed chase in LA

Chinese students lead police on high-speed chase in LA

By Charles Lam OC Weekly Three University of California Irvine international students from China led California Highway Patrol on a wild ride around Los Angeles on the night of Feb. 20 during a pursuit that, according to CHP, broke 120 miles an hour and lasted about 40 minutes.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

Kim pleads guilty of leaking to Fox News

Kim pleads guilty of leaking to Fox News

Former senior adviser Stephen Kim agreed to a 13-month sentence in the case stemming from a report on North Korea’s military that he leaked to Fox News. By Frederic J. Frommera By Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department expert on North Korea pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to passing classified information to a journalist. […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

U.S. asks Chinese to limit shellfish ban to Seattle, Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) – U.S. officials have asked China to limit its shellfish ban to two localized areas, rather than a wider swath of the U.S. West Coast.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

Two women to stand trial in L.A. nightclub killing

By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) – Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman, who died after a fight outside a California nightclub that was captured on cell phone videos, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder charges. Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito have pleaded not guilty in the […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/280 Comments

APA leaders, ABC discuss Jimmy Kimmel incident

APA leaders, ABC discuss Jimmy Kimmel incident

The Rafu Shimpo Los Angeles Japanese Daily News In response to a skit aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Oct. 16, 2013, top executives of ABC met with representatives of Asian Pacific American organizations on Jan. 24.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Sheriff baffled by killing of Chinese family

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) – Sheriff’s officials have identified the married couple fatally shot last week, along with their two sons in their suburban Houston home.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

White House increases outreach to limited English speakers

Last month, the White House Office of Public Engagement and White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) convened a daylong summit for federal agencies to discuss how to improve outreach to limited English proficient (LEP) communities.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Twins arrested in fatal stabbing

Twins arrested in fatal stabbing

Police in San Jose, Calif., have arrested 18-year-old twin brothers in the stabbing death of a San Jose State University student. Anh and Duc Tong, of San Jose, are suspected of killing 22-year-old Richard Pham on the morning of Jan. 26. According to a press release from the San Jose Police Department, Pham was at […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

White House honors legacy of Fred Korematsu

White House honors legacy of Fred Korematsu

On Jan. 30, the White House issued a statement honoring the legacy of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American hero who stood his ground in the face of injustice.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 7 | 2/8-2/140 Comments

AALDEF applauds bipartisan bill to modernize the Voting Rights Act — Asian Americans ‘continue to face significant obstacles to the vote’

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) commends the introduction of bipartisan legislation offering common sense fixes to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA). This bill will address the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder by ensuring greater protections for all voters against discrimination at the ballot box and ensuring that […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/71 Comment

Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

Investigation in Vietnamese woman’s L.A. beating death stymied by silence

SANTA ANA (AP) – Police detectives are having trouble unraveling a nightclub brawl that left a 23-year-old Vietnamese American woman dead because they can’t identify many of the victim’s friends and others won’t talk to them.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/70 Comments

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