A.M. Links: Shirley Temple Dead at 85, Internet Freedom Activists Planning Day of Protest, Immigration Reform Groups To Confront House Republicans


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  • Shirley Temple, the former child movie star who also served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 85.
  • Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who shot and killed a border patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border in 2010, was sentenced to thirty years in prison yesterday. Guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious were found at the site of the killing. 
  • China and Taiwan have held the first direct government talks since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949.
  • Immigration reform groups are to begin confronting House Republicans at public events in an attempt to shame them into engaging with immigration reform proposals.
  • The wife of a cancer patient claims that her husband was humiliated by TSA agents who laughed at his diaper and strip-searched him.
  • Internet freedom activists are planning a day of protest against the NSA. Thousands of websites are planning to display banners urging visitors to call members of Congress and voice their opposition to the FISA Improvements Act.

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