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Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

Obama to visit Las Vegas as immigration moves near

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Democratic official says President Barack Obama will visit Las Vegas on Friday. The trip comes amid anticipation that the president will announce executive orders on immigration as soon as this week. Obama used a stop in Las Vegas in 2013 to outline his blueprint for immigration legislation. Legislation passed in the […]

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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Immigrants are baffled by what looks like an obvious lapse on the government’s health insurance website: There is no clear way to upload a copy of a green card. That’s the government identification document that shows an immigrant is a legal U.S. resident, entitled to benefits under the health care law. The […]

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GOP promises to resurrect Keystone

GOP promises to resurrect Keystone

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect the Keystone XL pipeline legislation that was killed by Democrats on Tuesday. The bill failed by one vote, and McConnell says the legislation will be on top of the agenda next year.

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VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

VW recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles. VW says in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators that if rear trailing arms […]

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US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction of new homes fell slightly in October after a big surge in the previous month, but the weakness was largely driven by the volatile apartment sector. The Commerce Department says builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.009 million last month, a drop of 2.8 percent from September […]

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Buffalo gets pummeled

Buffalo gets pummeled

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Officials in Erie County, New York say they’re not 100 percent sure that they’ve rescued everyone who’s stranded on roadways in a snowstorm that’s left 4 feet of snow around Buffalo. Snow totals could top 6 feet by later in the day, and another storm is expected Thursday. The storm is blamed […]

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Obama orders review of US hostage policy

Obama orders review of US hostage policy

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a “comprehensive review” of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States does not pay ransom, […]

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White House suggests pipeline bill would be vetoed

White House suggests pipeline bill would be vetoed

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is indicating that President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving the Keystone X-L oil pipeline. The Senate has scheduled a vote later today on whether to advance the measure. Sixty votes are needed, and supporters are nearly there. A spokesman today says Obama doesn’t support the legislation, because it’s […]

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Prosecutor: US faces debt collection scam epidemic

Prosecutor: US faces debt collection scam epidemic

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York prosecutor says the nation is facing an “absolute epidemic of debt collection abuse practices” so widespread that even one of the FBI’s top officials got a call. Prosecutor Preet Bharara made the comment as he announced the arrest Tuesday of seven members of a Norcross, Georgia, debt collection […]

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Senate nears vote on pipeline

Senate nears vote on pipeline

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican leaders say if the Senate doesn’t pass a measure in support of the Keystone XL pipeline, or if President Barack Obama vetoes it, they’ll just pass it next year when both the House and Senate will be controlled by the GOP. The bill is supported by all 45 Senate Republicans. Louisiana […]

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