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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner 1:02am EST

LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. | Video

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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

21 Nov 2014
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Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

WASHINGTON - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy consumer goods like cars and computers.

U.S. 21 Nov 2014
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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.

U.S., Health 21 Nov 2014

Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

WASHINGTON - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions.

U.S. export lender hands over documents to Congress

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Export-Import Bank handed over transcripts of board meetings to Congress this week after Republicans rekindled a battle over the bank's long-term future.

21 Nov 2014