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Residents In Ferguson, Mo., Ready For Grand Jury Decision

In Ferguson, Mo., preparations are being made by protest organizers, church leaders and businesses as they await the grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
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Obama Takes Sales Pitch For Immigration Action On The Road

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to explain why he acted unilaterally to give temporary reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.
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Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota

The U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but the issue appears headed for a green light in the GOP-controlled Congress next year.
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Shrinking Glaciers Could Squeeze Washington's Water Supply

Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.
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Texas Hits The Books

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.
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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.
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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.
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Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.
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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.
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To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

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