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Obama pledges "more humane" immigration enforcement

Washington, Mar 14 (EFE).- President Barack Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement at a time when his administration is being strongly criticized by the Hispanic community, which is about to surpass the 2 million mark in deportations. That was announced by the White House in a communique after Obama met Thursday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Ruben Hinojosa, CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Luis Gutierrez and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Xavier Becerra.

Correction: Airline Sued story

CHICAGO - In a March 12 story about a lawsuit filed against American Airlines, The Associated Press in some early versions incorrectly reported the names of the Regional Transportation Authority and the Chicago Transit Authority. A corrected version of the story is below: The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy "vast amounts of jet fuel" from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation's third-largest city, where the actual work is done.

American Air avoids taxes with 'sham' office: Illinois lawsuit

(Reuters) - An Illinois mass transit agency has sued American Airlines Group Inc <AAL.O>, accusing the world's largest carrier of operating a "sham" fuel sales office in a smaller town to avoid paying higher taxes in Chicago. The Regional Transportation Authority, which oversees train, bus and rail service in the Chicago area, said in the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday that American "reports" its jet fuel sales take place in Sycamore, Illinois, "in an attempt to avoid paying millions of dollars."

Obama visits Florida ahead of bellwether special election

By Roberta Rampton MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave a feel-good campaign-style speech at a gymnasium packed with screaming high school students on Friday, sketching out the main points of his populist agenda ahead of a special election in Florida on Tuesday. Obama did not mention the race for the House of Representatives seat that had been held by the late Republican Bill Young in a congressional district that includes St. Petersburg, a city north of Miami.

Republicans see chance to seize Illinois governor's seat

By Mary Wisniewski and Edith Honan (Reuters) - Illinois, the longtime home of President Barack Obama, has chosen Democrats for president in every election since 1992 and for governor since 2002. But this year Republicans, finding a weak incumbent in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, see an opening.

China welcomes upcoming visit by U.S. first lady

BEIJING, March 4 (Yonhap) -- China on Tuesday welcomed an upcoming visit by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama this month that is likely to include a meeting with the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping. "China welcomes Michelle Obama's visit to China. We will release relevant information in due course," China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters during a regular press briefing. President Barack Obama will not be accompanying Mrs. Obama on her week-long trip to China on March 19-26.

U.S. First Lady to visit China, meet with Xi's wife

Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, will visit China late March to meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, and visit educational institutions in the country, the White House said Monday. Michelle Obama, to be accompanied by the couple's two daughters Malia and Sasha, will visit Beijing from March 20 to 23 and visit a university and high school in the Chinese capital.

Michelle Obama to visit China

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to China from March 19-26, and on her trip will highlight the importance of education. Her first stop will be Beijing, where she will meet with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Monday in a communique. She will then head for Xi'an on March 24 and finally wrap up her trip on March 25-26 in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. On her visit, Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

Michelle Obama to visit China

Washington, Mar 3 (EFE).- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will travel to China from March 19-26, and on her trip will highlight the importance of education. Her first stop will be Beijing, where she will meet with Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said Monday in a communique. She will then head for Xi'an on March 24 and finally wrap up her trip on March 25-26 in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. On her visit, Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her mother, Marian Robinson, and her daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.

U.S. First Lady to visit China, meet with Xi's wife

Michelle Obama, the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, will visit China late March to meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan and visit educational institutions in the country, the White House said Monday. Michelle Obama, to be accompanied by the couple's two daughters Malia and Sasha, will visit Beijing from March 20 to 23 and visit a university and high school in the Chinese capital. After visiting Xian on March 24, Obama will move to Chengdu on March 25 and 26 and visit a high school in the capital of Sichuan Province.
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