The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to prevent the Obama administration from filing any more lawsuits against states that enact immigration laws such as Arizona’s. The House accomplished this feat by cutting off further funding for such lawsuits, as is its prerogative under the Constitution.
In economic news, the yield on Spanish bonds spiked above 6%, and Spain has ordered its banks to increase the emergency funds they use as a cushion against the risk of bad loans. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in South Africa rose above 25%.
In other news, a man in Norway returned home from holiday to discover that his bank had instituted a new policy while he was away, and would no longer accept his paper banknotes for deposit.
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