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Like Lincoln, Obama issues democracy-enhancing order

Like Lincoln, Obama issues democracy-enhancing order

Obama’s immigration initiative provokes discussion unlike executive unilateralism of war stance.

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Greek Red Cross volunteers set up a tent which will be used to receive and offer initial care to hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being towed to the southern Cretan port town of Ierapetra, Greece, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Hampered by gale-force winds, a Greek navy frigate w…

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

In this photo released by Greek Navy on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the 77-meter-long (250-foot) Baris cargo ship carrying some 700 people is seen about 30 nautical miles southeast of the Greek island of Crete. Ships from Greece rushed to help after a crippled freighter crammed with hundreds of …

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Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves.

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Official: Gunmen kill 4 polio workers in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a polio vaccination team Wednesday, killing four health workers, while a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged militants in Pakistan, officials said.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, left, spoke to officer Darren Wilson, who said he has a clean conscience even after the incident. “I know I did my job right,” he said.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks

FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown’s family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, while the officer insisted in his first public statements that he could not have done anything differently in the confrontation.

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

November 25, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Luis Garza center, with about 50 activists and members of immigrant families cheer during a news conference at Utah's Capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key pr…

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Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

Utah to scrap parts of immigration law under deal

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, about 50 activists and members of immigrant families stand during a news conference at Utah's capitol in Salt Lake City, to celebrate Obama's plans for deportation relief and work permits. Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigrat…

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Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge struck down Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban Tuesday but stopped any rush to the altar by putting her order on hold so the state can consider an appeal.

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Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 20, 2014, attorney Cheryl Maples, left, and her colleague attorney Jack Wagoner leave federal court in Little Rock, Ark. A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume…

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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protester…

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Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

Russian envoy: Ferguson shows US racial problems

MOSCOW — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

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Blacks, whites: wake up to racial injustice

Blacks, whites: wake up to racial injustice

We may be doomed long and dreary future of Fergusons.

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Teen girls kill 40-plus in Nigeria bombing

BAUCHI, Nigeria — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

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Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

Bill Cosby’s biggest act of philanthropy was a $20 million donation to Spelman College in 1988. Above, he and Spelman President Beverly Tatum talked before the start of commencement at the Atlanta school in 2006.

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Cosby's beneficiaries keep their distance (and his gifts)

Cosby's beneficiaries keep their distance (and his gifts)

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby’s record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can’t stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

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