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U.S. Senate resumes debate over immigration bill

U.S. Senate resumes debate over immigration bill

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The discussion on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, which, if passed, would result in a temporary worker program, was put back on the political agenda. The Senate voted 64–35, which, though not sufficient to pass the bill, was enough to resume debate on the subject.

President Bush has been working to get the bill back into the agenda, making a trip to Capitol Hill to “twist a few arms” according to CNN. He also gave a speech on the subject on Tuesday morning.

The bill faces stiff opposition from Republicans in Congress, who say that “it would do little to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the United States.”

President Bush spoke about the issue, saying that, “I view this as a historic opportunity for Congress to act… This is a moment for people who have been elected to come together, focus on a problem and show the American people we can fix a problem.”

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Search continues for crashed Cambodian plane and 22 aboard

Search continues for crashed Cambodian plane and 22 aboard

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Monsoon rains in Cambodia hampered the search today for the crash site of a PMTair Antonov An-24, which went down yesterday with 22 people aboard.

“You can’t see each other more than 40 metres away,” Keo Sivorn, safety chief of the Civil Aviation Secretariat, was quoted by Reuters as saying. “The search teams are facing lots of obstacles. Until this morning, the rain continued to pour and the hills are very slippery as well as densely forested,” Keo Sivorn continued.

Thick clouds made visibility poor for the helicopter-borne rescue crews looking for the site. The search is centered in the Dâmrei Mountains of Kampot Province, about 150 kilometers south of the capital, Phnom Penh.

Radar contact with the Russian-made Antonov An-24 was lost at around 10:40 a.m. local time (0340 GMT) yesterday. The flight had departed at around 10 a.m. from Angkor International Airport in Siem Reap, near the popular Angkor Wat temple complex, and was heading to Sihanoukville International Airport at Sihanoukville, a beach resort town on the Gulf of Thailand. The plane was about 50 kilometers from its destination when it was lost.

Around 1,000 people are combing the heavily forested mountains, Ly Thuch, deputy director of the National Disaster Committee, told Agence France Presse. “We hope to find them soon. The [rescuers] will search deeper into the forest,” Ly Thuch was quoted as saying.

Rescue efforts have been further hindered by uncertainty of the exact location of the crash, with some reports saying the plane had actually gone down in the Sihanoukville municipality, west of Kampot. So far, rescuers have had only vague eyewitness accounts from local villagers, Ly Thuch said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen offered US$5,000 to the person who finds the plane.

“Our hope of finding survivors is slim,” he said, according to Reuters. “I am appealing to all, including farmers, who can help us locate the plane, and offering a reward of $5,000 in hard cash.”

The flight had 16 passengers – 13 South Koreans and three Czechs, plus a flight crew of a Russian pilot and five Cambodians. The South Korean embassy in Cambodia said all 13 of its citizens were tourists.

PMTair is a small Cambodian airline with domestic and international routes, including direct flights from Seoul to Siem Reap, feeding a large influx of tourists from South Korea in the past few years. Last year, around 250,000 South Koreans visited the country. The airline had begun regularly scheduled Siem Reap-Sihanoukville flights in January, providing a direct link between the two popular tourist towns.

The airline has a checkered safety reputation. In 2005, a piece of landing gear snapped off an aging Antonov AN-24 on landing at Banlung, Ratanakiri, overcrowded with 59 passengers aboard. There were no injuries, but the airline was temporarily grounded after the incident. In another incident, a plane had to return to the airport after takeoff because of engine failure.

Yesterday’s crash is Cambodia’s first major aviation accident in nearly ten years. In September 1997, a Vietnam Airlines Tupolev Tu-134 crashed while trying to land in heavy rain at Phnom Penh International Airport, killing 65 of 66 people aboard. The sole survivor was a toddler.

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Professional wrestler Chris Benoit and family found dead

Professional wrestler Chris Benoit and family found dead

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Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit, who performed for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), was found dead, along with his wife Nancy, 43, and their son Daniel, 7, in their home in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday. Police are calling the deaths a “double murder-suicide.”

“There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities. WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy,” said a statement posted on the WWE website.

Scott Ballard, Fayette County District Attorney, says that “the details (of the incident), when they come out, are going to prove a little bizarre.”

Fayette County Sheriff deputy Lt. Tommy Pope stated that police found the family at about 2:30 p.m. (eastern time) when the WWE called police and asked them to do a “welfare check” after friends stated that Benoit sent them “curious text messages.” It is reported that Benoit missed several meetings which prompted the call to police. Pope also stated that police were “not actively searching for any suspects outside of the house.”

In a press conference, the Sheriff’s Office released the details that Benoit’s wife and son had both died of asphyxiation. He also hinted that the wife had been bound. TMZ.com is reporting that Benoit strangled his wife on Friday, smothered his son on late Friday or early Saturday, and then hanged himself inside his weight room on late Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

Benoit was scheduled to wrestle in Houston, Texas for a match at WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view event on June 24. However, Benoit flew home due to “personal reasons,” said Jim Ross, the announcer for WWE events.

Benoit was a professional wrestler with the nickname The Canadian Crippler, who wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. His wife Nancy was known in the wrestling ring as Woman and Fallen Angel. She was a valet and manager and also wrestled for Jim Crockett Promotions, Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling.

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Paris Hilton released from jail

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Paris Hilton released from jail

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Paris Hilton is out of jail, after serving three weeks in the same. She was imprisoned due to a violation of her probation, which came as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge.

Reuters reported that her face expressed joy at her release as she left the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where she served 23 days, at 12:15 a.m. PT. Hilton also reportedly left the jail looking a few pounds thinner than when she entered.

Ignoring the questions from the surrounding paparazzi and photographers, Hilton climbed into a white sport utility vehicle where her parents, Kathy and Rick Hilton, were waiting. Dodging the photographers on the street, they then went to Hilton’s grandparents’ house located in Holmby Hills, one of the richest neighbourhoods in the state of California. The way to their destination was not clear, though; cars full of paparazzi were following them all the way.

The L.A. Sheriff’s Department spokesman, Steve Whitmore, said “she fulfilled her debt. She was obviously in good spirits. She thanked people as she left.”

While Paris’s original sentence was 45 days long, she was released early based on “a standard credit applied for good behavior.”

CNN’s Larry King will be hosting an exclusive, “post-jail” interview with Paris Hilton on Wednesday, on CNN.

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Last of raisers of first U.S. flag over Iwo Jima dies

Last of raisers of first U.S. flag over Iwo Jima dies

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The last surviving Marine of those who raised the first U.S. flag over Iwo Jima during World War II, Charles “Chuck” Lindberg, passed away at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday.

Photograph by USMC Combat Photographer Sgt Lou Lowery of the first flag over Iwo Jima (Lindbergh standing on extreme right, behind crouched Marine)

Lindberg attended two memorial dedications in recent weeks, and was himself honored at the unveiling of the Minnesota World War II Memorial at the State Capitol on June 9. Earlier this month on Memorial Day, Lindberg was in attendance at the ‘Honoring All Veterans Memorial’ in the town of Richfield, where he resided since 1951.

Lindberg was hospitalized on June 10, and was aged 86 at his passing. The cause of his death is not presently known.

In his memory, local television station WCCO-TV will air its documentary of his actions, “The Last Flagraiser”, over the next two Sundays at 11:00 AM .

Dedication event at the Minnesota state capitol where Lindberg was honored, and a veteran memorial was dedicated on June 9
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Lindberg fought during WWII with the 3rd Platoon, known as Easy Company, in the 28th Regiment of the Marine Corps. After the war, he advocated to set the historical record straight on the group who planted the first flag on top of Iwo Jima, a key island in the Pacific Ocean during the war, which Japan has recently renamed Iōtō.

Awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his military service, Lindberg was among a group of Marines who first reached the summit of the volcanic island’s highest point called Mount Suribachi.

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The Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal pictured at Wikipedia’s Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima was presumably taken 4 hours after the U.S. force took control of the island’s high point.

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Cricket: 2007 Future Cup-1st ODI

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In the 2007 Future Cup, South Africa beat India in the first One-Day International (ODI) held at the Civil Service Cricket Club Ground, Belfast, Ireland. After South Africa won the toss and chose to field first, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly opened India’s innings. Ganguly left quickly and Gautam Gambhir left without troubling the scorers. However, Tendulkar found some long term company with Rahul Dravid and pushed the score to 194/2 before Dravid left on 74. It wasn’t long before Tendulkar himself found himself runout by Morne van Wyk/Mark Boucher for 99 with the score on 211. A batting collapse ensued and at the end of the innings, India’s score was 242/8. South Africa’s reply started with a steady opening partnership of AB de Villiers and Morne van Wyk which added 56 before de Villiers departed with a catch to the keeper. Jacques Kallis then came in and scored 91. Even though partnerships didn’t last long, Kallis battled secured India’s fate.

Toss: South Africa won, and chose to field first.

Flag of India.svg India innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Sourav Ganguly c Boucher b Nel 13 22 1 0 59.09
Sachin Tendulkar run out (van Wyk/Boucher) 99 143 12 0 69.23
Gautam Gambhir c Kallis b Nel 0 7 0 0 0.00
Rahul Dravid b Nel 74 93 6 0 79.56
Yuvraj Singh c Kallis b Hall 13 12 1 0 108.33
Dinesh Karthik b Hall 19 10 2 1 190.00
Rohit Sharma b Kallis 8 9 0 0 88.88
Piyush Chawla b not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Ramesh Powar c de Villiers b Kallis 1 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 4; lb 2; w 5; nb 2) 13
Total (8 Wickets; 50 overs) 242 22 1

Did not bat: Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh

Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Ganguly, 7.2 ov), 2-36 (Gambhir, 11.1 ov), 3-194 (Dravid, 43.2 ov), 4-211 (Tendulkar, 45.3 ov), 5-213 (Yuvraj Singh, 46.1 ov), 6-234 (Karthik, 48.3 ov), 7-240 (Sharma, 49.2 ov), 8-242 (Powar, 49.6 ov)

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Makhaya Ntini 10 2 33 0 3.30
Charl Langeveldt 8 0 59 0 7.37
Andre Nel 10 1 47 3 4.70
Andrew Hall 10 1 40 2 4.00
Vernon Philander 8 2 37 0 4.62
Jacques Kallis 4 0 20 2 5.00
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa innings (Target: 243 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
AB de Villiers c Karthik b Singh 24 37 3 0 64.86
Morne van Wyk c Sharma b Piyush Chawla 44 55 6 0 80.00
Jacques Kallis not out 91 116 6 0 78.44
Herschelle Gibbs b Piyush Chawla 5 7 1 0 71.42
Jean-Paul Duminy c Tendulkar b Powar 11 15 2 0 73.33
Mark Boucher lbw b Khan 23 30 1 0 76.66
Andrew Hall c Dravid b Piyush Chawla 16 15 2 0 106.66
Vernon Philander not out 17 22 1 0 77.27
Extras (lb 4; w 10) 14
Total (6 Wickets; 49.3 overs) 245 22 0

Did not bat: Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini

Fall of wickets: 1-56 (de Villiers, 12.5 ov), 2-99 (van Wyk, 19.5 ov), 3-107 (Gibbs, 21.1 ov), 4-124 (Duminy, 24.5 ov), 5-165 (Boucher, 34.3 ov), 6-190 (Hall, 39.4 ov)

Flag of India.svg India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Zaheer Khan 10 1 46 1 4.60
RP Singh 8 0 45 1 5.62
Sourav Ganguly 4 0 26 0 6.50
Piyush Chawla 10 0 47 3 4.70
Ramesh Powar 10 0 39 1 3.90
Yuvraj Singh 6.3 0 35 0 5.38
Rohit Sharma 1 0 3 0 3.00

India: S C Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, G Gambhir , R Dravid(capt), Yuvraj Singh, K D Karthik(wkt), R P Sharma , Piyush Chawla, R R Powar, Z Khan, R P Singh

South Africa: AB de Villiers, M N van Wyk, J H Kallis (capt), H H Gibbs, J P Duminy, M V Boucher(wkt), A J Hall, V D Philander, C K Langeveldt, A Nel, M Ntini

Result: South Africa won by 4 wickets

Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and M R Davis (England)
TV umpire: B F Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee: A G Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire: C McElwee

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