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December 22, 2014


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DOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car.

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Monday 12/22/2014
Migrants to line up for Arizona driver's licenses
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 10:03 am

PHOENIX (AP) — Many young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy are expected Monday to begin applying for Arizona driver's licenses, a privilege first denied by the governor but now given to them by the courts.

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Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 10:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

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Republicans in charge of Senate _ but 2016 awaits
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 6:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP back into the minority.

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US renews elusive push for Mideast peace
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 4:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.

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As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 4:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 2
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:01 am

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 2:00 am

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.

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Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 12:08 am

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.

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