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Without Visas, Carnival Workers Are Trapped at Home in Mexico

As American politicians and business owners wrangle over the limits on the number of H-2B visas for unskilled, nonagricultural workers, Tlapacoyan (pronounced tla-pa-COY-an), with about 60,000 residents in the town and surrounding area, offers a glimpse of how the impasse has stung in Mexico. Last year, Mexicans received more than 70 percent of the approximately 84,000 H-2B visas issued by the United States to migrant workers worldwide. Photo Martín Peña and his mother, Lucía Pérez, in the kitchen of their home outside Tlapacoyan. Mr. Peña spent two seasons with an…

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Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

Country singer and “American Idol” Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has been cited after he carried a loaded handgun with him at a North Carolina airport earlier this month, authorities said. Authorities said they found a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in McCreery’s backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The singer told authorities that he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. He was flying from his native North Carolina to Nashville, Tenn. ACTOR JOHN HEARD DEAD AT 72 McCreery,…

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Trilobites: The Rhythms That Make Elephant Seals Run or Fight

And knowing the ranks comes down to identifying, learning and remembering particular characteristics of individual calls, the French-American team of researchers found in its latest study. “At the very beginning of our elephant seal studies, we thought that males maybe sent information about their physical ability to fight,” said Nicolas Mathevon, a biologist at the University of Lyon/Saint-Etienne in France, who helped lead the study. But “the main call is like a fingerprint” that reveals a seal’s individual identity, not its strength. At Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, Calif.,…

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‘Big Bang Theory’ stars discuss that big Season 10 cliffhanger

Anyone who is a fan of CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was likely floored by the Season 10 finale cliffhanger. The stars of the hit comedy took the stage at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they could finally talk to fans about their reaction to the big moment. [Spoiler Alert: The remainder of this article will discuss the Season 10 finale of “The Big Bang Theory.”] After Sheldon inadvertently entertained an inappropriate relationship with another woman, he spent the last moments of the finale traveling to Princeton where…

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Bengals WR John Ross: I’m Down To Race Usain Bolt!!

Bengals WR John Ross I’m Down To Race Usain Bolt!! … For a Good Cause EXCLUSIVE The world’s fastest man is getting a challenge from the best 40-yard-dash sprinter in NFL combine history … ’cause Bengals rookie John Ross says he’s down to race Usain Bolt. We spoke with the ex-Washington star about going up against the 8-time Olympic gold medalist … and Ross says he’s open to facing off with Bolt after he gets his rookie season under his belt. Ross — who blew scouts away when he ran…

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‘Real Housewives of New York’ Star Dorinda Medley Banking on ‘Not Well, Bitch’

‘RHONY’ Star Dorinda How’s My Slogan Doing? Damn Well, Bitch! EXCLUSIVE ‘Real Housewives of New York‘ star Dorinda Medley knows bitchin’ deals when she sees one — her “Not Well, Bitch” line of products could soon land at a major department store. Dorinda’s rep at Talent Resources tells TMZ … the slogan caught fire after she screamed it at “Sex and the City” writer, Candace Bushnell, this season. Since then, Dorinda filed docs to trademark the slogan and started selling coffee mugs, tote bags, t-shirts and towels with the phrase. We’re told…

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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Here is a selection of the responses, which have been lightly edited. Shush! A solid majority of the commenters said they require total silence. Some of them said the issue had lost them friends. Continue reading the main story Several said the solution was in watching the episode multiple times: Silence is expected on the first viewing, but commentary is allowed in subsequent viewings. Meeghan Holaway, 47, of Pasadena, Calif., wrote in an email: Personally, I watch alone (the first time). I’m not even close to subtle or tactful. When…

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Pacman Jones Suspended Without Pay Over Insane Hotel Incident

Pacman Jones Suspended Without Pay Over Insane Hotel Incident Breaking News Pacman Jones has finally received his NFL punishment over that hotel incident in which he allegedly assaulted a security officer and told a cop to “suck my d*ck” … and he’ll only miss 1 game. The incident went down back in January and the aftermath was recorded on police cameras. Jones not only cussed out the arresting officer, he also wished death upon him. Jones was initially arrested for disorderly conduct, assault and obstructing official business — but the…

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