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2006-02-26 10:46:25

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President George W. Bush heads to India on Tuesday, few people in the United States will be paying closer attention to the trip than the nearly 2 million Americans of Indian origin.

2005-09-13 16:52:07

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court backed the sovereignty of Indian tribes on Tuesday ruling that four siblings whose father is a member of a tribe with a successful casino may not use the federal government to secure membership of the tribe.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.