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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A $10-million class action lawsuit has been launched against Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia, charging the family friendly diner chain wronged foreign workers by slashing hours, refusing to pay overtime and failing to pay for the workers’ round-trip airfare.

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U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. in an undated photo.

 

BAGUIO CITY — The United States through U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. has apologized to Cordillerans for the cultural slur last November at the Manila Hotel where former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke.

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Elenor Diaz cries as she embraces her husband Nilo as her children look on after their early morning arrival at Pierre Trudeau Airport in Montreal on Dec. 29.  (Photo by Peter McCabe / The Gazette)

 

MONTREAL — A Filipino family whose Christmas was ruined when fraudsters made off with their hard-earned savings was reunited at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport on Wednesday morning.

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An undocumented student weeps as she watched the debate over the DREAM Act, which failed to win approval in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 18.  (AP photo)

 

WASHINGTON — The dreams of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally died over the weekend after the U.S. Senate rejected on Dec. 18 the DREAM Act that would have allowed them to pursue a path to legalization and eventually naturalization.

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From left, Ermie Zotomayor, Antonio Laroya and Arnisito Gaviola are now in Winnipeg sleeping on the floor of a friend, awaiting their Dec. 23 immigration hearing.  (Photo by the Winnipeg Free Press)

 

WINNIPEG — Three dads trying to support their families in the Philippines hope they won’t be home for Christmas.

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