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Obama defends moves on immigration

HENDERSON, Nev. — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s...Show More Summary

US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. “It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,” Dr. Show More Summary

DC’s polemic former 4-term mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry attends a campaign rally for Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn with President Bill Clinton at Paschal’s on October 31, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Barry died on Sunday. He was 78 years old. Show More Summary

UVA suspends fraternities amid sexual assault allegations

Following a report in Rolling Stone magazine in which a student alleges she was gang raped in 2012, University of Virginia announced on Saturday the suspension of activities for the school’s fraternal organizations until Jan. 9. Credit:...Show More Summary

Fired nuke commander now linked to counterfeit poker chips

WASHINGTON — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. Although Rear Adm. Show More Summary

Poll: Should retailers remain open on Thanksgiving?

Black Friday is coming early this year to retailers, as many plan to open on November 27, Thanksgiving Day. Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Over the past few years, Black Friday shopping sales have slowly crept into ThanksgivingShow More Summary

Obama quietly broadens US mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. Show More Summary

Holder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision

WASHINGTON — With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and “minimize needless confrontation”...Show More Summary

Internet TV startup Aereo files for Chapter 11 banktuptcy

After losing a court case earlier this year, Aereo, a TV streaming service, announced Friday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ending a three-year mission to shake up the traditional broadcast model. Photo Illustration by Andrew Burton/Getty Images Following an unfavorable U.S. Show More Summary

Auction brings record for O’Keeffe and women artists

#AuctionUpdate: After 7 bidders battle for O’Keeffe’s iconic work, Sothebys Lisa Dennison took the record-setting bid — Sotheby's (@Sothebys) November 20, 2014 A painting of a white blossom on a Jimson weed is now the most expensive work of art by a woman, and a record-setter for the late American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Show More Summary

Some colleges reconsider ties to Cosby

Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images At least one college is distancing itself from Bill Cosby, the...Show More Summary

House Republicans sue Obama administration over health care law

Speaker of the House John Boehner spoke to the press on Friday, announcing the House GOP’s lawsuit against parts of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, adding that the president has overstepped his executive authority. Photo by Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images. Show More Summary

Nearly a quarter of uninsured say they can’t afford coverage, poll finds

Counselors Amelia Kupchyk, L, and Vanessa Gomez, R, help clients with computer work required to navigate the second round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act as HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell tours the Greater Prince William Community Health Center in Manassas, VA on Nov. Show More Summary

Does Obama have authority for his immigration orders?

U.S. President Barack Obama announced executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

Why it took 6 years for Obama to act on immigration

Immigration reform activists in front of the White House march and chant following President Barack Obama’s speech on his executive action on immigration policies on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Members respond to Obama’s immigration action

[Watch Video] In an address to the nation tonight, President Barack Obama laid out his strategy for immigration action. The president’s plan includes providing border law enforcement with additional resources to “stem the flow of illegal...Show More Summary

Here’s what Obama will say tonight during his immigration speech

At 8 p.m. EST tonight, President Barack Obama will lay out his plan for “Immigration Accountability Executive Actions.” Below are excerpts the White House released from that speech, which you can watch on our website. “That’s the real amnesty – leaving this broken system the way it is. Show More Summary

Obama’s immigration plan could protect up to five million from deportation

Immigration reform groups march outside the White House calling on President Obama for immigration reform and to stop deportations on July 16. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — Brushing aside Republican outrage, President...Show More Summary

25 percent of people worldwide still get fecally contaminated water

The number of children who die from diarrhea and similar diseases has dropped dramatically over the last two decades, but billions of people around the world still do not have clean water and sanitation, the United Nations and World Health Organization said this week. Show More Summary

Five things to watch in Obama’s immigration speech

WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country’s immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone. Just how far does he go? Who’s going to be covered? HowShow More Summary

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