Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.
Morton to leave immigration post in July

Morton to leave immigration post in July

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton, who has overseen an increase in illegal immigrant deportations, said he's leaving the agency.

Dinosaur bones at center of smuggling case on way back to Mongolia

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- A dinosaur skeleton at the center of an international custody battle and allegations of illegal smuggling is on its way back to Mongolia, U.S. officials say.

12 indicted in sex trafficking scheme

SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Federal agents said 12 people have been indicted in an alleged sex trafficking scheme in which women were lured to Georgia from Latin America for prostitution.

LAPD changes illegal immigration protocol

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department will no longer hold illegal immigrants who are arrested for non-violent crimes and wanted for deportation, officials said.

ICE official quits amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Suzanne Barr, top aide to Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton, has quit amid accusations she made sexual advances to male employees.

ICE agents sue over deportation deferrals

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ten U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents challenged the Obama administration's directives on deportation, saying they may violate federal law.

DOJ: Major U.S. customs fraud uncovered

SAN DIEGO, July 25 (UPI) -- Eight people and three firms illegally imported at least $100 million worth of foreign goods into California, U.S. officials charged Wednesday.

7 years after bariatric surgery, heart risk lowered

SAN DIEGO, June 20 (UPI) -- Eleven risk factors for heart attack remained greatly reduced among gastric bypass patients seven years after they had the surgery, U.S. researchers found.
ICE nabs 3,100 on immigration violations

ICE nabs 3,100 on immigration violations

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- More than 3,100 criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and violators were arrested in a six-day nationwide sweep, U.S. immigration officials said Monday.

Liberian faces deportation as war criminal

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A New York State resident who was allegedly a warlord during Liberia's civil war has been ordered deported as a war criminal.

Feds target counterfeit merchandise

MIAMI, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities say they confiscated hundreds of thousands of counterfeit items in a six-week operation in 66 U.S. cities, South Korea and Mexico.

Officials seize holiday counterfeit goods

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they have arrested 33 people in connection with counterfeit holiday goods, worth about $77 million.

Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants deported

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants were deported in 2010, with an increasing number of deportees convicted criminals, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said.

ICE roundup nets 2,900 criminal immigrants

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- More than 2,900 immigrants with criminal convictions have been rounded up nationwide in recent days, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
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John Morton

John Morton (c. 1420–1500) was an English prelate who served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1486 to 1500. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1493.

Born in Dorset, Morton was educated at Balliol College, Oxford. In February of 1477, he was sent by the Yorkist King Edward IV, together with Sir John Donne, as ambassador to the French court. Edward appointed him Bishop of Ely on 8 August 1479 and he was consecrated on 31 January 1479. Morton was an important foe of the Yorkist regime of King Richard III and spent some time in captivity in Brecknock castle. After the dynastic change to the Tudors in 1485, Henry VII made him Archbishop of Canterbury on October 6 of 1486, and appointed him Lord Chancellor of England in 1487. In 1493 he was appointed titular Cardinal of the church of St. Anastasia in Rome by Pope Alexander VI. He built the "Old Palace" of Hatfield House where Elizabeth I spent much of her girlhood.

As Lord Chancellor, Morton was tasked with restoring the royal estate, depleted by Edward IV. By the end of Henry VII's reign, the king's frugality, and Morton's tax policy, carried out by Edmund Dudley and Richard Empson, had replenished the treasury. Morton gave a statement, later known as 'Morton's Fork', that no one was to be exempted from taxes: "If the subject is seen to live frugally, tell him because he is clearly a money saver of great ability, he can afford to give generously to the King. If, however, the subject lives a life of great extravagance, tell him he, too, can afford to give largely, the proof of his opulence being evident in his expenditure."

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