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Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples

President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.
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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.
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No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age

In the North Texas wilderness, men to find out what it means to come of age on the range — and what it means to pass that experience on to their children.
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When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket

The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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State Department 'Looking Into' Reports Of Another Jihadi Killed In Syria

After confirming earlier this week that Douglas McCain was killed fighting with Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say they are probing a report of a second American jihadi killed in Syria.
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Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

The pop-cult icon may not be, as it turns out, a cat that looks like a girl, but a girl who looks like a cat.
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Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.
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China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.
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Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

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