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Politics
4:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

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Around the Nation
4:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

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Politics
4:21 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy

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Middle East
3:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Columnist: 'Shameful' That Leaders Made Arab-Israeli Conflict Religious

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:21 pm

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Politics
3:27 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said of the president's planned immigration announcement, "the first thing we need to explain to the American people is that this is illegal."
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Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 5:11 pm

One voice chiming in against President Obama's expected immigration announcement is Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Idaho.

Labrador is backed by the Tea Party, part of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and a former immigration lawyer who represented undocumented residents fighting deportation.

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Remembrances
3:24 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Director Mike Nichols Remembered As A Comedian, Raconteur, Charmer

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 4:21 pm

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World
3:54 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

U.N. Commissioner For Human Rights Faces Challenges In Iraq, Syria

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:34 pm

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Around the Nation
3:52 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Bush pilot John Bouker (right) and village public safety officer Mike Myers (left) outside Bouker's Cessna 207. Bouker transports Alaskan cops to remote areas and helps pick up prisoners.
Martin Kaste NPR

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:09 pm

In order to reach what Alaskans call "The Bush" — villages isolated across tundra — you'll need a bush pilot. That's where John Bouker comes in.

Most of Bouker's passengers are civilians he transports to and from Alaska's remote villages. He does his job with the nonchalance of a suburban dad in a minivan dropping his kids off at the mall.

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Law
3:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Guantanamo Nurse Could Be Discharged For Not Force-Feeding Detainees

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:46 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:24 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Nurses Bridget Mulrooney and Kelly Suter volunteered to work for the International Medical Corps at an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. IMC is reporting a drop-off in recruits this fall.
Stuart J. Sia International Medical Corps

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:01 pm

The federal agency that oversees many American healthcare workers volunteering in Ebola-stricken regions of West Africa says there's been a significant decline in the number of people who are willing to go. International aid groups attribute that drop to the mandatory quarantine rules implemented by New York and New Jersey last month.

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