Jeb Bush takes on skeptics, stands firm on immigration at CPAC

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 27, 2015. (H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) Former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 27, 2015. (H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Jeb Bush walked into the lion’s den Friday, seeking to quell doubts among conservatives that his views on immigration and education make him unfit for the presidency.

The former Florida governor told the Conservative Political Action Conference that he is a “practicing, reform-minded conservative” and reminded the standing-room-only crowd that he has experience and achievements in boosting the economy and revamping the way a government operates.

“I’ve actually done it,” Bush said.

At the beginning of his appearance, Bush was interrupted by shouts and a small number of people who walked out in protest. Earlier in the day, the mention of his name sparked booing by an audience that loudly indicated it preferred Scott Walker, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul as the 2016 Republican standard-bearer. But…

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E!’s Giuliana Rancic Apologizes for ‘Ignorant Slur’ on Fashion Police

Giuliana Rancic, commentator for E!’s Fashion Police, issued a video apology Tuesday for comments she made on Monday night’s post-Oscars show.

In reference to Disney Channel star Zendaya’s dreadlocks, Rancic said on the show that the young actor’s hair probably “smells like patchouli oil” or “weed.”


Following that statement Zendaya released the statement below on Twitter, calling the line an “ignorant slur,” and quickly received praise from her fellow black female stars for speaking out…

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Rudy Giuliani: Obama doesn’t love America

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Nearly 40 Percent Of Wal-Mart’s US Workers To Get Pay Raises

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains U.S. hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.

As part of its biggest investment in worker training and pay ever, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000 workers, or nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees. Wal-Mart follows other retailers that have boosted hourly pay recently, but because it’s the nation’s largest private employer, the impact of its move will be more closely watched.

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#AceWorldNews – The end to this year’s ObamaCare signup season at midnight on Sunday is expected to add more than 11 million people to its rolls, putting the administration ahead of its own expectations.

While the second year of ObamaCare has been just as high-stakes as last year, the enrollment drive has been met with far less fanfare.


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Decades After Sit-In, South Carolina Seeks to Make Things Right

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Clarence H. Graham has been known by many titles in his hometown: Honor student. Vietnam veteran. Social worker. Father. And criminal, for an act that is now considered heroic.

But in a courtroom last month the State of South Carolina officially vacated the life-changing misdemeanor conviction that it secured more than a half-century ago against Mr. Graham, 72, and other black civil rights protesters who were dragged by the police from a segregated lunch counter, convicted of trespassing and sentenced to 30 days’ labor in a county prison camp.

The men came to be known as the Friendship 9, because most of them were attending a now-defunct local school called Friendship Junior College. Their refusal to pay fines and instead serve jail terms was recognized as an act of courage by fellow activists at the time who copied their tactics and were inspired to escalate efforts to end the segregation of restaurants and other public facilities in the South.

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