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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

How does space affect men and women differently?

Image by NASA/NSBRI On Earth, human bodies share many similarities, yet also possess many differences, including factors influenced by both sex and gender. However, what happens to those factors when you put the human body in space? A...Show More Summary

NSA dissenters warned of possible privacy backlash in 2009

Video still by PBS NewsHour WASHINGTON — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence...Show More Summary

San Diego to recycle sewage water as drinking water

San Diego approved of a plan to purify sewage water for reuse. Photo by Flickr user Jase Curtis What’s there to do when your city is in the midst of an ongoing drought and the price tag on imported water continues to spike? Recycle your...Show More Summary

What are the limits of Obama’s immigration action?

President Obama plans to announce executive action on immigration Thursday night, leaving Republicans planning their response. Photo by ISP pool Dennis Brack/Black Star WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is poised to level broad authority...Show More Summary

South Korea ferry company chief sentenced to 10 years in jail for April disaster

The head of the company that oversaw the ferry that sunk back in April, killing more than 300 passengers, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images A South Korean district court Thursday sentenced theShow More Summary

Award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols and wife Diane Sawyer pose at The Opening Night of ‘The Real Thing’ on Broadway at American Airlines Theatre on October 30, 2014 in New York City. Nichols died Wednesday night at the age of 83. Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic Mike...Show More Summary

Commission warns China will continue to strain relations with U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a press conference in Beijing, China, after the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders conference, on Nov. 12. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Tensions between the U.S. Show More Summary

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, reflects on legacy, life after basketball

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins announced his retirement from the NBA today. He was the first openly gay active player in the U.S.’s four major sports leagues. Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/NY Daily News via Getty Images After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Show More Summary

Texting may be ruining your back

A new study says tilting your neck while texting may be harming your back. Photo by Flickr user Garry Knight Do you tilt your head down while texting on your cellphone? Chances are you may be damaging your back in the process, according...Show More Summary

NBC cancels Bill Cosby project in wake of sexual assault allegations

Bill Cosby, seen here at at an event in 2013 in New York City, has not publicly responded to sexual assault allegations from several women. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images NBC canceled plans to go forward with a Bill Cosby project...Show More Summary

Obama to announce immigration plan Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such...Show More Summary

Kerry meets with Arab mediator ahead of Iran nuclear deadline

Secretary of State John Kerry met with a top Arab mediator as Monday’s fast-approaching nuclear deadline approaches. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting...Show More Summary

Low Secret Service morale could have ‘dire consequences,’ says agency director

Being in the spotlight has lowered the morale of Secret Service agents, says the agency director. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Secret Service is warning lawmakers of “potentially dire consequences”...Show More Summary

Republicans promise new GOP majority will push Keystone pipeline bill forward

Though the Keystone pipeline legislation failed by one vote Tuesday, Senate Republicans are promising to push the legislation again once their party take the majority next year. Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Many frustrated by’s missing green card option

Many immigrants are baffled why there is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card to Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. Show More Summary

Keystone pipeline bill fails by one vote in Senate

The Keystone pipeline bill failed by one vote in the Senate on Tuesday night. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Proponents of a measure that would approve the construction of a section of a pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico failed to get enough votes in the U.S. Show More Summary

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