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There’s a photo that shows 2 people standing beside Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in New York’s famed Times Square, whom are being held by authorities on administrative immigration violations. These 2 men have been identified as Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both citizens of Kazakhstan. They can be seen standing next to Tsarnaev in a photo believed to have been taken in April 2012 in Times Square, which authorities suspect was another of the bombers’ intended targets.
On April 20, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov were arrested, 5 days after the attack at the marathon — at the Hidden Brook apartments by the FBI and Homeland Security in New Bedford Mass., and they are being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston because of problems relating to their student visas.
Seems Rangel isn’t going to take his censorship lying down. New York Rep. Charles Rangel filed a lawsuit against House Speaker John Boehner and six other lawmakers, saying evidence was withheld from a House probe that led to Rangel’s censure for several ethics violations. The House was “knowingly deceived” by members of the ethics committee, including a fellow Democrat, California Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rangel claims in a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington. The committee withheld a memo by former committee staff warning the proceedings against him had been tainted by misconduct, Rangel alleges.
“The suppressed material would probably have led to a different outcome,” Rangel’s lawyer, Jay Goldberg, said in the complaint. Rangel alleges that “had he known the facts,” he would have “made a motion to dismiss by reason of wrongdoing.”
Counterterrorism experts are once again calling for tighter security on American transit lines following two would-be terrorists’ foiled plot to blow up a Toronto passenger train. Since the alleged attack which was thwarted on Canada’s transit system has shed light on the vulnerabilities that still exist in America’s commuter system and the challenges involved in keeping it safe for travelers.
“The millions of Americans who take public transportation need to be assured that everything possible is being done to ensure their security and safety,” American Public Transportation Association President and CEO Michael Melaniphy told FoxNews.com on Monday, adding that federal funding should be increased.
As a person decides to apply for SNAP, the first step is to meet with a caseworker at a local office such as the one at 22nd Street SE in Salem. A.J. Brown, who supervises caseworkers in South Salem, described the application process as a miniature tax audit. They verify every number submitted by an applicant.
“The number one thing we see is inconsistencies in income in what was reported and what we have found,” Brown said.
The IRS believes believes it doesn’t need permission to root through emails, texts or other forms of electronic correspondence, according to recently released internal agency documents. The documents obtained through FOIA, by the ACLU, reveal that tax department agents have been operating under the assumption that they can bypass warrants. The ACLU claims this would in turn violate the Fourth Amendment.
In a 2009 IRS employee handbook, though, the tax agency said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because Internet users don’t “have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.”
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