10 years after Hurricane Katrina, evacuees still call Wiregrass home

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, evacuees still call Wiregrass home
“There will always be a place in my heart (for New Orleans),” said Benjamin, who lived in New Orleans for 18 years. “Do I ever want to go back there? I often tell people, 'Unless Jesus came down, showed me his ID, passport, Social Security card and …
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Glitch in US passports affects Israel travelers
The Bureau for Consular Affairs said that the issue is not specific to any one country, though the large number of American expatriates in Israel could affect reporting new births or renewal of travel documents. US embassies and consulates have been …
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Spindle items
Passport renewal may be done by mail at any time if the applicant meets certain criteria. Children and adults applying for the first time must appear in person at a passport acceptance facility, including designated U.S. post offices, clerks of court …
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Two immigrants face deportation after arrests in Stourbridge

Two immigrants face deportation after arrests in Stourbridge
… businesses will be served notices warning they are liable for a fine of up to £20,000 for employing the illegal workers – unless evidence is provided that correct pre-employment checks were carried out, such as seeing a passport or a Home Office …
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Agent Sasco praises PICA for replacing stolen passport in 24 hours
Amid the criticism piled on the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency last week, dancehall artiste, Agent Sasco, was singing their praises for replacing his stolen passport in one day. Sasco's passport along with other items were stolen from his …
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Sportsday – football transfer news
Watson goes a double break down after her first two service games and, unsurprisingly, can't turn around the deficit. The American cruises to a 6-2 success in the opener. ….. Arsenal have signed Romania Under-16 captain Vlad Dragomir, news agency …
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Government to consider Hurriyat leader Geelani's passport application after he

Government to consider Hurriyat leader Geelani's passport application after he
"If it comes to us after due formalities, we will think over it…. We have no objections," Home Minister Rajnath … Sources said Geelani and his family members want to travel to Jeddah and have applied for passports online. But he has not yet visited …
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rookies strut their stuff
"I spent six hours on the phone with the automated services for the U.S. Passport Agency, then I had to figure out which city was closest — for me it was Denver, which was eight hours away," said Cotton, who a couple of weeks ago was in the Houston …
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Net gain for Tatkal passport
Ranchi and five more regional passport offices across India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai and Vizag – joined the network on Monday, enabling passport officials to check a person's Aadhaar details online. Regional passport officer, Ranchi …
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After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US

After a year of torture in Syrian jail, an activist finally makes it to the US
Hamad had picked up his visa and was booked on a flight to New York the next day. We met up at the airport … Like hundreds of thousands of refugees, rebels and activists, he couldn't just show up at the Syrian passport office and apply. But there …
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Passport office make profit after summer where Nottinghamshire holidaymakers

Passport office make profit after summer where Nottinghamshire holidaymakers
Last summer the Post reported that holidaymakers in Nottinghamshire were worried they would miss their summer breaks due to the strikes at the Passport Office. Workers walked out over staff shortages with the service struggling to cope with a 30,000 …
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Caribbean RoundUp
Al Jazeera, the television conglomerate, with offices in the Middle East and the United States, has reported that Sweet Home- a company based in the emirate Ajman – has “incentivized its property by including Antiguan and Barbudan passport with certain …
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READ IN: Recess Reading Edition
(Washington Post). — The NSA considered abandoning its program to collect and store Americans' call records even before Edward Snowden leaked details of the practice. The proposal to end the program had not yet reached then-NSA director Keith …. The …
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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Passport Users Facing Screen Flickering After 10.3.1

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Passport Users Facing Screen Flickering After 10.3.1
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) is currently working to fix the screen flickering issue on the Passport following the release of the OS 10.3.1. After the issue was reported, the Canadian firm temporarily halted the update, but soon it was resumed …
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Thailand Tourism Surge; Chinese Face Behavior Check; PM Eats Hotdog With
telegraph.co.uk Thousands of Britons flying abroad are facing travel chaos due to a strike by French air traffic controllers. UK and Irish airlines have had to axe scores of flights while others are being disrupted.
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Australia's immigration department bans email autocomplete after G20 leak

Australia's immigration department bans email autocomplete after G20 leak
On Monday the Guardian reported an employee of the department had inadvertently disclosed the passport numbers, visa details and other personal identifiers of the world leaders attending the G20 summit in Brisbane after an email was mistakenly sent to …
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Iran nuclear deal has hungry investors circling
The first time he answered his phone, Xanyar Kamangar was in the passport queue at Tehran airport, the day after Iran and world powers agreed on the framework for a nuclear deal. The second time was a couple of days later, well past midnight Tehran …
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US Government Changes Citizenship Renunciation Passport Policy After Criticism

US Government Changes Citizenship Renunciation Passport Policy After Criticism
A bit of good news for U.S. citizens who apply to renounce their citizenship: In the past, they had to relinquish their passports upon announcing their intent to renounce. Now in most cases they can keep their passports until they're no longer official …
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The British Are Coming! Inside the English Invasion of Gotham
While the New York City-born mayor of London, Boris Johnson, threatens (again) to renounce his U.S. passport, United Kingdom-born businesses are moving in the opposite direction, signing leases all over town. Attracted by a common language, similar …
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Controls in place after escape – minister

Controls in place after escape – minister
Corrections actually allowed the prisoner to manipulate them and off he has gone … which is a danger internationally now and … a huge embarrassment to us as a country." Ms Ardern said fault lies with more than just Corrections and it appears to be …
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Embassy closure in observance of the US Veterans Day holiday
… emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181. General information on Consular services, including procedures for obtaining or renewing a …
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Syrian students in Lebanon stuck in limbo
Mahayni, a critic of the Assad regime, is reluctant to go the Syrian embassy to renew his passport for fear that he might be questioned. "Part of my family has … "These countries have better economies, better infrastructure and they closed their …
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