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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

By Eyder Peralta on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

By Joseph Shapiro on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn’t pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.

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White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.

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7 Questions About The President’s Immigration Plan Answered

By Scott Horsley on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 6:11 am

The president’s executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here’s what you should know.

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Keep Your Head Up: ‘Text Neck’ Takes A Toll On The Spine

By Laura Sullivan on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

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So What Is An ‘Executive Action’ Anyway?

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 9:11 pm

President Obama is preparing to take executive action on immigration. But some people are calling it an “executive order.” There’s a big difference between the two terms.

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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Hiroshi Shimizu’s remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide vehicle recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Duchess Of Alba, Spain’s Richest Woman, Dies At 88

By Krishnadev Calamur on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart had more titles than any other aristocrat in the world. She died today in Seville.

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Book News: Ursula K. Le Guin Steals The Show At The National Book Awards

By Colin Dwyer on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

In a ceremony that saw both icons and newcomers honored, it was a fiery speech by the science fiction legend that had attendees talking. Also: A Jonathan Safran Foer book gets adapted to ballet.

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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

By Scott Neuman on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.

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