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Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start 5:38am EST

JOHANNESBURG - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness".

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Utah agrees to drop parts of disputed 2011 immigration law

- Utah has agreed to roll back key provisions of a 2011 state law allowing police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being undocumented, a civil liberties group said on Tuesday.

U.S. 26 Nov 2014
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In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent.

Money, U.S., 25 Nov 2014
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Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary: sources

WASHINGTON - Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the circumstances.

25 Nov 2014
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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 26 Nov 2014
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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