U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, November 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)   - RTR4EYMT

'Come out of the shadows'

President Barack Obama announces the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million and setting up a clash with outraged Republicans.   Full Article 

Asian shares take comfort from U.S. data, yen rebounds 10:44pm EST

TOKYO - Most Asian stock markets rose on Friday on data showing broad U.S. economic strength, while the yen rebounded from overnight multi-year lows after a Japanese official expressed concern about the pace of its recent descent.

Activists, wearing Guy Fawkes masks, block traffic while protesting the shooting of Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Protesters arrested as Ferguson decision looms

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police arrested five people in Ferguson, Missouri, after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.  Full Article 

Three Arab taxi drivers chat near a McDonald’s restaurant in Kuwait City November 10, 2002. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Wrong assumptions about the Middle East

People all over the world often perceive the Middle East as a region in which ancient religious rivalries prevent the emergence of secular democracies. This can wrongly inform foreign policy decision-making.  Commentary 

Heavy machinery clears snow from a street following an autumn storm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Aaron Lynett

New York residents say snow worst in memory

Fresh snow fell in snowbound western New York state, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst they can recall seeing.  Full Article | Video 

Josh Nieves, 20, a music student from Fort Myers (L) and Tim Kehl, 19, a junior finance student from Tallahassee, kneel at the fountain in front of the library and pray at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida, November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Bil Cotterell

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said.  Full Article 

Student Natchacha Kongudom flashes a three-finger salute inspired by the movie 'The Hunger Games' in front of a billboard of the film outside the Siam Paragon cinema in Bangkok November 20, 2014.   REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

'Hunger Games' becomes symbol of resistance

BANGKOK - Three Thai university students were taken into police custody for handing out free tickets to the latest film in the "Hunger Games" series, from which Thai protesters have borrowed a gesture of resistance to a totalitarian government.  Full Article | Video 

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Obama announces action on sweeping immigration reform

President Barack Obama reveals the executive action he plans to take to fix the United States' immigration system. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).