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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the nation’s system for helping people injured by vaccinations are vowing to better publicize the little-known program. Meanwhile, the judge who oversees a special vaccine court worries that if more claims are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do. The comments were made to government investigators, who reported […]

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School district near Ferguson cancels classes

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) – A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon. The Jennings School District had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving. A letter sent home […]

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Latin America applauds Obama’s immigration plan

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama’s executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it “an act of justice.” Mexicans are believed to account for more than half of the roughly 11.2 million migrants living in the U.S. without […]

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Obama launches sales mission on immigration

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) – President Barack Obama says he took steps on his own to fix the immigration system because it’s been “broken” for a long time and “everybody knows it.” Obama says after a year and a half of waiting it was time to do something about it. Speaking at the Las Vegas high […]

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GOP senator rules out impeachment over immigration moves

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – One of the fiercest Senate opponents of President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration says whatever the Republican response is, it won’t include impeachment. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama told the conservative Heritage Foundation, “We are not going to impeach or move to impeach.” He did insist that Congress can use its […]

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First woman named in charge of White House dessert

First woman named in charge of White House dessert

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama’s office says Susan Morrison is taking over as executive pastry chef after helping make presidential sweets for nearly two decades. Morrison will create desserts for all White House social events, including the Gingerbread White […]

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Obama to Vegas for immigration rally

Obama to Vegas for immigration rally

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Expecting an outpouring of Republican criticism, President Barack Obama is firing up an effort to gain support for his executive actions on immigration. Obama is starting with a rally today in Las Vegas and the White House is enlisting the aid of immigrant advocacy groups. The plan would make nearly 5 million […]

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EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time. The decision angered corn growers and ethanol companies who have since lobbied the […]

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Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country. The Labor Department says unemployment rates rose in just 5 states, the fewest since April. Rates were unchanged in 11 states. Nationwide, employers added 214,000 jobs in […]

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Snowstorm death toll hits 13; flood threat looms

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The storms that brought seven feet of snow to western New York are now blamed for at least 13 deaths — mostly from heart attacks and exposure. Police say the latest death is that of a 50-year-old man who was found this morning in his car, buried in snow in a […]

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