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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – There is good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be driving. During the holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to car group […]

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Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

Congress can’t ‘de-fund’ Obama on immigration

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior House Republican says that it’s impossible to block President Barack Obama’s upcoming moves on immigration in a spending bill. Congressman Harold Rogers of Kentucky is Appropriations Committee chairman. Rogers says the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency gets its money through application fees, so Congress can’t stop it by withholding funding […]

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US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina. The high court on Thursday denied a request by Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson. He had wanted the marriages blocked while he challenges a judge’s recent decision that opened the way for the marriages. On Wednesday, the first […]

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Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school. The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law […]

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Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys’ offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama’s yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Obama will reveal the long-awaited administrative order on Thursday. Immigration lawyer Alex Galvez says he’s going […]

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NBC scraps Cosby television project

NBC scraps Cosby television project

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project as another sexual assault allegation against the comic has emerged. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the project “is no longer under development,” and […]

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Judge reserves ruling on ‘under God’ pledge suit

Judge reserves ruling on ‘under God’ pledge suit

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) – A judge has heard arguments in a family’s lawsuit against a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance. Attorneys argued Wednesday on the Aberdeen Matawan school district’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The unidentified family sued this year claiming the pledge discriminates against children with atheist beliefs it contains […]

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Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

Obama: US needs to bring schools into 21st century

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says the United States needs to bring its schools into the 21st century when it comes to technology. Obama says less than 40 percent of public schools have high-speed Internet in their classrooms. He says that’s not good for the country where the Internet was invented. Obama commented Wednesday […]

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Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats have rebuffed her effort to elect a close ally to an important committee post. Democrats voted 100-90 on Wednesday to make New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. […]

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Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federally subsidized child care providers will now have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers under new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama. Obama says the law will improve safety and the quality of child care, plus give working parents more peace of mind. His remarks came as he […]

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