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With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward
With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:03:00 PST)

Obama touts immigration plan in his third visit to Las Vegas high school
The week started as usual at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas: classes, schedules, homework. But by midweek news had come that turned the campus topsy-turvy: President Obama was going to visit for the third time Friday to tout his executive directive to offer as many as 5 million immigrants...
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:00 PST)

New York braces for flooding as warming trend follows epic snowstorm
Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:31:00 PST)

Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?
Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:31:00 PST)

Women find their voice in Ferguson protest movement
Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students’ questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she tried to tell her story, the men told theirs instead.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:28:00 PST)

Grand jury decision on Ferguson police shooting anxiously awaited
Uncertainty continued to linger over the St. Louis region Saturday as officials, activists and residents waited for a grand jury decision over whether the Ferguson, Mo. police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown will be indicted.
(Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:56:00 PST)

Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior
While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:34:00 PST)

Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned would-be migrants Friday that President Obama’s action to defer deportations was not an endorsement of illegal immigration, and he pledged to beef up already tight security on the U.S.-Mexico border.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:20:00 PST)

President Obama takes immigration plan on the road to win support
President Obama's plan to spare millions from the threat of deportation shifted Friday from the political trappings of Washington to an emotional rally at a Las Vegas high school gymnasium, where he attempted to put a human face on his divisive immigration policy and win over public opinion.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:12:00 PST)

House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment
After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House Republicans made good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
(Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:38:00 PST)

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