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U.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehner

- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation. | Video

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Holder urges police restraint ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow a grand jury's decision on whether to bring charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

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

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Japan PM seeks verdict on 'Abenomics' in snap election

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back". | Video

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In blow to PM Cameron, Britain's anti-EU UKIP party wins second parliamentary seat

ROCHESTER/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party on Friday, an embarrassing defeat heralding a possible fragmentation of Britain's two-party system in next year's national election.

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House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents.