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Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo; Firms Face New Tax Curbs; Edwards Admits Inquiry

POSTED: 09:49 AM ET, 05/ 4/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Ma'am, we're going to do this one more time, and then I'm going to treat you as though you were not here."
— Immigration judge Rex J. Ford, Mentally Ill and in Immigration Limbo (NYT)

NY Fed's Goldman Ties at Issue » New York Fed chairman Stephen Friedman's Goldman Sachs connections illustrate what a tangle of overlapping interests can arise at a hybrid institution, especially as the U.S. government grows more deeply enmeshed in American business and banking. — Wall Street Journal ($)

Firms Face New Tax Curbs » The Obama administration is expected to unveil details of what aides are calling a far-reaching crackdown on offshore tax avoidance, targeting many U.S.-based multinational corporations and wealthy individuals. — Wall Street Journal ($)

Edwards Admits Inquiry » Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has acknowledged that investigators are assessing how he spent his campaign funds -- a subject that could carry his extramarital affair from the tabloids to the courtroom. — New York Times

Two Deaths, Two Very Different Probes » When a USC student died in a hit-and-run collision, Los Angeles police and the media jumped on the case and officials rushed out a $235,000 reward. A nearly identical accident across town received no attention and few resources. — Los Angeles Times

After the jump...

» Gonzales Q&A: Bush's Lawyers Strike Back (DailyBeast)
» Torture Debate Divided White House (NYT)
» On Cusp of Big Transition, NASA Lacks Leader (NYT)
» At AIPAC, Harman Rails Against Wiretapping (WaPo)
» How Madoff Became an Equal Opportunity Thief (WaPo)
» Blago OKd clemency, took campaign cash (Sun-Times)
» Sarah Palin receives deluge of ethics complaints (Politico)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 4, 2009; 9:49 AM ET The Daily Read
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