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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON – Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. … Full story    

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Beer, wine flow in West Bank Christian hamlet

TAYBEH, West Bank – A tiny Christian enclave in the overwhelmingly Muslim West Bank has for years crafted the only Palestinian beer and brought thousands … Full story    

Daughter of Polish hero Pilsudski dies at 94

WARSAW, Poland – Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, a World War II pilot and a daughter of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, the father of Poland’s independence, has died at … Full story    
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Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, … Full story    
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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities don’t know why Myron May targeted his alma mater Thursday when he opened fire on students at Florida State University’s … Full story    
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Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from … Full story    
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Where’s the snow? Not in Alaska’s largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska’s largest city. … Full story    
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Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Roofs began to creak and collapse, and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the … Full story    
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Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) – The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A … Full story    
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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK – A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture … Full story    
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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON – Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. … Full story    
Updated 20 hours ago

Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida’s governor by overhauling the state’s schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education … Full story    
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Historic amount of snow hits Buffalo hard

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high canyons. A … Full story    
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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK – Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in … Full story    
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2 penguin chicks hatch at California academy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, officials announced … Full story    
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Celebrated Mississippi painter Andrew Bucci dies

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) – Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died. Bucci died … Full story    
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‘No’ vote on Keystone pipeline – but GOP vows replay

WASHINGTON – In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. … Full story    
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Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line

JOHANNESBURG – Returning last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after a break, volunteer doctor Juli Switala was shocked to see the obituaries … Full story    
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Right-to-die advocate’s mom blasts Vatican remarks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Brittany Maynard’s mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard’s decision to end her life early under an … Full story    
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UN push against North Korea on rights moves ahead

UNITED NATIONS – The world’s boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity moved forward … Full story    
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Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

NORFOLK, Va. – Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the … Full story    
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Prague wall dedicated to John Lennon painted over

Prague’s colorful wall dedicated to John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: “Wall is over!” The wall, located at the heart … Full story    
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