Obama announces action on sweeping U.S. immigration reform

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans. | Video

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Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

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Alumnus shot dead after wounding three at Florida State University

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U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

WASHINGTON - Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

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New York patient tests negative for Ebola, Missouri patient awaits results

NEW YORK - A traveler who returned from Mali tested negative for Ebola at a New York City hospital on Thursday, and a patient who recently came back from West Africa awaited test results at a Missouri hospital, health officials said.