U.S. defends Web site seizures

U.S. defends Web site seizures

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says government seizures of Web sites is about protecting U.S. industry, not regulating the Internet.

ICE agent killed in Mexico shooting

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent was shot and killed and a second was wounded in Mexico Tuesday, ICE officials said.

U.S. to drop many deportation proceedings

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration officials say they've dropped deportation efforts against foreign nationals who may be eligible for green cards under new guidelines.

Feds arrest 600 illegals with convictions

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Nearly 600 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions have been arrested in a federal sweep across the southeastern United States, immigration officials said.

Activists angered over deportation memo

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Immigrant rights activists called on U.S. President Barack Obama to fire a top immigration official over a leaked memo on deporting undocumented immigrants.

Nearly $41 million in drug cash seized

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Mexico and Colombia will keep nearly $41 million in U.S. currency found in bags of fertilizer aboard shipping containers, authorities said.

Belgian arms dealer jailed in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Belgian arms dealer was incarcerated Friday in a federal jail in Alabama, accused of trying to buy fighter jet parts for Iran, authorities say.
ICE to revamp immigrant detention policy

ICE to revamp immigrant detention policy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Obama administration plans to centralize the system of detaining immigrants awaiting deportation from the United States, a top official said Thursday.

Feds focus immigration battle on employers

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has shifted the way it approaches illegal immigration by focusing on the employer, not the employee, officials said.

Napolitano to meet with Hispanic Caucus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is to meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Thursday to discuss immigration reform, sources say.

Mortgage crisis hits newspaper ad revenue

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. newspaper industry felt the barbs of the subprime mortgage crisis through a sharp decrease in real estate advertising, a New York report said.

Those with gastric bypass get drunk faster

STANFORD, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers, inspired by a question posed on syndicated TV's "The Oprah Winfrey Show," found gastric bypass patients get drunk faster.
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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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