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  • President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration

    President Barack Obama defended his decision to use executive authority to enact changes to the U.S. immigration system during an exclusive interview for “This Week,” challenging Republican Speaker John Boehner to “pass a bill” if he was not satisfied with the president’s unilateral actions.…

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  • President Obama: American People Want 'New Car Smell' in 2016 Campaign

    President Obama, acknowledging he's taken some political "dings" during his time in the White House, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News that the American people will want that "new car smell" when it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, suggesting he may not have a prominent role on…

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  • President Obama: 'Significant' Gaps Remain in Talks Over Iran Nuke Program

    President Barack Obama said just days before the deadline for negotiations over Iran's nuclear program that the gaps in the talks remain "significant" and that it was too soon to tell whether the parties could reach an agreement by Monday."The good news is that the interim deal that we entered into…

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  • 'The Imitation Game': A Look at the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

    Sixty years after his death, Alan Turing is back in the public eye.Turing, a British mathematician who helped defeat the Nazis by cracking their codes, is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film "The Imitation Game," which is set for a Nov. 28 release.Even if this is the first time you've heard…

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  • Immigration: President Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Action, Boehner Says

    House Speaker John Boehner said that President Obama is damaging the institution of the presidency by taking unilateral action to reform the country's immigration laws, setting up another political showdown on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as Republicans work on a strategy on how best to react…

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  • Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress

    The prices of some common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said.The hearing of the Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging on Thursday was called after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announced they were…

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  • Ferguson Decision: Attorney General Eric Holder Appeals For Peace

    While a Missouri grand jury secretly decides whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, the nation’s top law enforcement official today called on concerned Americans to appreciate “the gravity” of the matter and express themselves peacefully."History…

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  • Oklahoma Walmart Employee Defends Food Donation Campaign for Co-Workers

    A group calling for better working conditions at Walmart is criticizing a food donation campaign for employees in need, saying it's symptomatic of wages being too low.But Dawnne Sulaitis, the Walmart department manager who started the campaign for "Store 3430" in Midwest City, Oklahoma, said it's…

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  • Phone Scams: Why People Keep Falling for the Oldest Scam in the Book

    It was 11 o’clock in the morning when Luann and Betty Ann’s world was shattered with a single phone call.“He says, ‘Do you have a daughter or a son?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I have a daughter,’” Luann said. “And he said, ‘Oh boy, there’s been a terrible accident. Four cars at an intersection. Everyone is…

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  • President Obama Offers Legal Status to Millions of Undocumented Immigrants

    President Obama tonight announced the most sweeping executive action on immigration in three decades, providing relief for an estimated 4.1 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and about 300,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children."I know some of the critics…

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  • Takata Airbag Safety Exec Denies Need for Nationwide Recall

    A vice president of Takata, the airbag company that has been subject to a series of recalls in recent years, told a congressional committee, today he does not believe a nationwide recall of Takata's airbags is necessary. ...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Reach for That $100 Bill on Your Windshield

    Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle, they notice a $100 bill in the windshield. The…

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  • Astronomers Probe Unusual Source of Light in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    In a galaxy far, far away, a mysterious light source is intriguing an international team of astronomers.Known as SDSS1133, the cosmic light appears as a bright spot on astronomical surveys, where it has been captured without explanation for six decades.After analyzing the light source, which is…

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  • 4 Reasons Cases Like Ferguson Are Hard for Feds to Prosecute

    As soon as the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri,, announces its decision over whether to charge Police Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting teenager Michael Brown, the public will almost certainly turn to the Justice Department and say: Your move, Mr. Attorney General.U.S. Attorney General…

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  • CIA Praise, of Sorts, for Glenn Greenwald's Book on Edward Snowden

    A CIA reviewer has halting praise for journalist Glenn Greenwald’s book on the Edward Snowden affair, calling it the book “the most complete, though far from the most objective account” of the leaker who exposed the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance programs. The review, written...

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  • Everything You Need to Know About the Ferguson Grand Jury

    A Missouri grand jury is investigating whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a black unarmed teenager, after the incident prompted a national outcry.The secretive nature of grand juries has led to confusion over the process and general misunderstanding of what exactly this group…

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  • Parents of ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew Member Sarah Jones Settle Wrongful Death Suit

    The parents of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed in a train accident on the Georgia set of "Midnight Rider," announced today they have reached a settlement with several defendants in the wrongful death suit they filed against the film’s producers and corporations who own…

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