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  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Barack Obama declares 2014 'a breakthrough year for America'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:44 pm
  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in 2014

    WASHINGTON – No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Stronger start for Obamacare this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year, even as Americans remain skeptical that ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

    WASHINGTON – A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren took s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

    WASHINGTON – Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • CIA Torture report: 10 key findings from report on interrogations

    WASHINGTON – Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and inter ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare adviser, apologizes for 'glib' remarks

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats charged Tuesday that Republicans are seizing on a health adviser's self-described "thoughtless" and misleading re ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:36 am
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