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Obama to offer immigration relief to about 4.7 million: source

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is slated to announce on Thursday that he will offer relief from the threat of deportation to about 4.4 million undocumented people who are parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, according to a source briefed by the administration.

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Russia warns U.S. against arms to Ukraine as Biden due in Kiev

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was due to arrive in Kiev.

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to block gay marriage from proceeding in South Carolina, clearing the way for it to become the 35th U.S. state where same-sex marriage is legal.

Gunman killed, three students shot in Florida university library

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - The gunman who shot and wounded three people at a Florida State University on Thursday was an alumnus who used a semi-automatic handgun as he opened up fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, officials said. | Video

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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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