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President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.
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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.
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WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.
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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.
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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

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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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
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Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.
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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

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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Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Melissa Block talks to Mark Poloncarz, the Erie County Executive, about the snow situation in his area.

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