Obama Spurns GOP With Expansive Immigration Orders

Posted by Associated Press on November 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.”

The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration laws in nearly three decades and set off …

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Official Says FSU Gunman Was Alumnus

Posted by Associated Press on November 20, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

The official said the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University’s law school. The official requested anonymity …

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Dangling Workers Rescued From World Trade Center

Posted by Associated Press on November 12, 2014
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NEW YORK — Two window washers were trapped for more than an hour Wednesday on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center before firefighters were able to cut through the new skyscraper’s glass and pull them to safety.

The dramatic rescue occurred on the south side of the 1,776-foot, 104-story building, where the open-topped platform hung …

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U.S. Postal Service Has Been Hacked

Posted by Associated Press on November 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised.

The FBI and other federal agencies are investigating, the agency said in a statement.

Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said personal information that may have been obtained in the attack includes employees’ names, …

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Murderer Arrested in Wilsonville After Manhunt

Posted by Associated Press on November 6, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. — A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Washington state and accused of posting pictures of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him walked up to an Oregon officer Wednesday night and surrendered, police said.

David Kalac, 33, was arrested at a transit center in Wilsonville, about 20 miles south of Portland, Clackamas …

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