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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

4 hours 12 min ago

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

8 hours 59 min ago

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

8 hours 59 min ago

After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

10 hours 24 min ago

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

13 hours 14 min ago

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

November 22, 2014 - 5:20pm

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans

November 22, 2014 - 7:51am

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

November 21, 2014 - 6:52pm

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

November 21, 2014 - 6:05pm

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

November 21, 2014 - 5:27pm

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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Obama's Immigration Action Bittersweet For Many Families

November 21, 2014 - 4:50pm

More immigrants now qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Robert Siegel talks with Rocio Andiola in Mesa, Ariz. She is now eligible for DACA but her mother isn't.

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Obama Takes Sales Pitch For Immigration Action On The Road

November 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to explain why he acted unilaterally to give temporary reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.

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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

November 21, 2014 - 4:22pm

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.

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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 10:53am

Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.

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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

November 21, 2014 - 9:21am

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

November 21, 2014 - 9:21am

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 7:55am

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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Who's Dreaming Now? Obama Opponents Do A Weapons Check On Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 7:55am

At the Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida, 2016 presidential contenders vied to be the most outraged. But here too, the focus was less on the policy than on the unilateral process.

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GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 7:44am

President Obama outlined his plans to overhaul immigration by executive action in a speech Thursday night. For reaction, Arun Rath talks to Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

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Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

November 21, 2014 - 5:08am

As many as 5 million people who entered the United States illegally will at least temporarily not be subject to deportation.

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