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U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report 10:23am EST

GENEVA - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods.

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Cheese bests Mac in quest for Obama's Thanksgiving turkey pardon

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday pardoned a turkey named Cheese to mark the country's Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when roasted turkey is the traditional main course.

U.S., Turkey 3:36pm EST
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Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance

CHICAGO - President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation.

U.S. 25 Nov 2014
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Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

WASHINGTON - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy.

25 Nov 2014

Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan

WASHINGTON - Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown.

25 Nov 2014
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Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

World, Afghanistan, U.S. 25 Nov 2014