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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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."...
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Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:29am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls....
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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:14am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors....
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Miss Honduras' slaying a shock for violent nation

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:01am
SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) -- Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare....
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Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:52pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change....
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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:44pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually....
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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:54pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said....
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Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:47pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday....
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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:05pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:09pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence....
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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:29pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country....
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Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:14pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village....
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5 things to watch in Obama's immigration speech

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country's immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone....
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Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:14pm
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held out hope of a last-minute nuclear deal with Iran Thursday, as he added his diplomatic muscle to talks aimed at overcoming deep differences with Tehran over the size and scope of its future atomic activities....
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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of the year....
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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:42pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment. Some key things to know about the situation:...
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Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:42pm
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory....
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Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:30pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet, not an easy path in a country torn for years by conflict....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

AP Top Stories - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:05pm
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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