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Ruth Madoff May Not Keep Her $2.5M For Long

Victims can still sue swindler's wife to recoup losses

(Newser) - When she leaves her Manhattan penthouse, Ruth Madoff will have a mere $2.5 million to her name—and she might not have that for long either, Newsday reports. Madoff’s deal with the government—in which she’ll gives up more than $80 million in assets, keeping just the... More »

Iowa Farm Town Meditative About Caucuses

Candidates embrace inner gurus in visits to stereotype-bending Fairfield

(Newser) - To win over likely caucus-goers in Fairfield, Iowa, candidates need to tap their spiritual sides, the Wall Street Journal reports. Roughly a third of the little farm town practices transcendental meditation, and citizens have elected a meditation devotee mayor. The candidates are pandering accordingly—Barack Obama, for instance, pointed his... More »

Immigration Raid Targets Ohio Plant

More than 150 pountry-processing workers arrested

(Newser) - Immigration agents raided a poultry-packing plant in Fairfield, Ohio, and arrested some 160 undocumented workers yesterday. The raid was part of a 2-year investigation into Koch Foods, which officials call an "egregious violator" of immigration laws, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We’re going to look wherever the evidence... More »

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