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GOP Hopes To Use Spending Bill As Leverage Against Immigration Action

Congress hopes to be done for the holidays by the end of next week — which also happens to be the deadline for a new spending bill. The government will run out of money Dec. 11 if nothing is passed.
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Should We Rue Rob Portman's Decision Not To Run For President?

Why oh why, the question goes, aren't there more candidates like ... you know, that guy everybody likes ... what's his name ... Rob Portman?
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A #SadTree Lot: Your Photos Of The Charlie Browniest Trees

To mark 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas airing on American televisions, our readers are sharing photos and memories of Christmas trees that reflect the spirit of that TV classic.
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Apple's Success Continues Under Tim Cook, But Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

The company's market capitalization hit a record last month under Cook's leadership, nearing $700 billion. But by one measure, the legacy of Jobs still dominates.
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Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.
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Bobby Keys, Who Played Saxophone For The Rolling Stones, Dies At 70

During the course of his long career, Keys played with everyone from John Lennon to Eric Clapton, but it was work with the Stones for which he was most famous.
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A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
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Chicago Council Strongly Approves $13 Minimum Wage

Saying that inflation has outpaced wage growth, the ordinance will raise the city's minimum wage to $10 by next July, with new increments added each summer thereafter.
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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.
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Power Outage Hits Downtown Detroit

The outage, which was attributed to a cable failure, affected the city's fire stations, schools and courthouses. Many nonpublic buildings were unaffected.

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