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Obama heads to Chicago to pitch immigration steps

Obama, the onetime community organizer, is returning Tuesday to Chicago to pitch his actions on immigration.

Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'

President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations

The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Applicants for new immigration initiatives need to seek reliable legal help, wait for details

Attorneys and advocates are urging potential applicants for new immigration initiatives established under President Barack Obama's new executive order to seek assistance from USCIS and licensed... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Investigators may have recovered up to 30,000 lost IRS emails to, from Lois Lerner

Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups,... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Navajo Nation president approves junk-food tax

The sales tax on cookies, chips, sodas and other junk food sold on the country's largest American Indian reservation is going up. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Thousands to benefit from immigration action; financials unknown

Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at protecting nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from deportation. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'

The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Kids give first lady sarcastic 'thanks' for unappealing school lunches

School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday — with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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New Obama immigration plan, same Texas attitudes

Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott vows another lawsuit against the Obama administration. Attorneys for immigrants in the U.S. illegally jailed under federal detainers are hopeful but skeptical.... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

President Barack Obama has returned to Las Vegas to highlight a plan that would spare millions of immigrants from deportation and urge Congress to pass more complete reforms. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Executive action brings 'temporary relief' for Utah immigrant families

Immigrant families and organizations gathered Friday on the front steps of the state Capitol to celebrate the opportunities afforded to immigrants residing illegally in the U.S. by executive action... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Fact check: Obama's claims on illegal immigration

An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Groups petition for gun bans from school assemblies

Advocates for keeping firearms out of college assemblies say there's something wrong with a system that bans people from bringing their own food or drinks into a university assembly, but not their... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Bill would let overdose victims avoid prosecution

It's a common occurrence across Kentucky: Someone overdoses on drugs, calls for help and is then arrested for possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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House GOP sues administration over health care law

House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Russian FM rejects cuts to oil production

Russia's foreign minister said Friday that there should be no move to cut global energy production, even as the country's economy takes a hit from falling oil prices. Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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