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A security guard stands outside the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on June 10, 2013.

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A security guard stands outside the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on June 10, 2013.

Pardoning Edward Snowden: Petitioning White House for a ‘Hero’

The White House invites people to petition the White House. And the president gets all kinds of petitions at the “We the People” page on its Web-site — like the one demanding that President Barack Obama resign (only 352 signatures...

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for  boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

Harry Reid, Mike Tyson: In the Same Ring for Jack Johnson (Bell)

Harry Reid was a boxer in his time (amateur lightweight). Mike Tyson was a boxer in his days (heavyweight champion). The late Jack Johnson remains a boxing legend. Now the Senate majority leader from Searchlight, Nevada, and the tattooed darling...

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