Today in the News: 14 7-Eleven stores seized by feds

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Mount Shasta Herald

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Federal officials seized 14 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia, accusing the owners of identity theft and harboring illegal immigrants, CNN reported. Nine owners and managers were arrested, officials said. They were accused of stealing the pay of illegal immigrants and forcing the workers to live in homes the 7-Eleven owners owned.

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"I am happy she is getting out ... and I wish her the very best. She is supposed to call me when she gets out, and we're supposed to meet and go shopping. I told her whenever she got out, I'd treat her. I have a friend who would like to buy her an outfit, and I want to buy her a computer." - Bill Pelke, the grandson of a woman who was killed by 16-year-old Paula Cooper in 1986. Pelke said he long ago forgave Cooper - who originally received a death sentence - and was one of many who petitioned to get her released from death row. Her sentence was changed to a 60-year prison term in 1989.

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