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U.S. troops in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
U.S. troops in combat in Afghanistan in 2011. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Reports say US broadening military mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) and GOP Senate colleagues, on Capitol Hill Thursday night. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

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President Obama signals his aides he forgot something before his departure on Marine One helicopter, Friday.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Obama signals his aides he forgot something before his departure on Marine One helicopter, Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Forget something? That even happens to presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone.

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner arrives for press conference on President Obama's plan to shield 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be.

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President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday.  (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address Thursday. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)
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Key elements of Obama’s actions on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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The White House is seen at dusk in Washington
The White House is seen at dusk in Washington (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Text of President Obama’s immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House:

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Friday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a Senate showdown that mixes energy politics with a fight over Louisiana's Senate seat.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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POLL: Should all immigrants learn English?

Recently, President Obama spoke about his ideas for immigration reform. On CBS' 'Face the Nation,' the President said that immigrants should learn how to speak English.

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President Obama, center, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left at the welcome banquet for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, China Monday. (AP Photo)
President Obama, center, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left at the welcome banquet for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, China Monday. (AP Photo)
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Obama rejects notion of breakthrough with North Korea

BEIJING (AP) -- President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than "small gestures" before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang.

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President Barack Obama listens at right as US Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama listens at right as US Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Saturday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Obama says his AG choice Lynch will pursue equal justice

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a "fierce commitment to equal justice."

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