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Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans 5:04am EST

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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U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies

WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday.

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Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding. | Video

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 20 Nov 2014
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Under Senate glare, Goldman rejects commodity manipulation

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Thursday took the lead in rejecting allegations by a U.S. Senate subcommittee that Wall Street banks were exploiting physical commodity markets to manipulate prices and gain unfair trading advantages. | Video

Maryland Governor-elect says will deliver tax rollbacks: Washington Post

- Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan said on Wednesday he would deliver on his campaign promise to roll back tax increases despite a budget shortfall, the Washington Post reported.

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Former Senator Webb sets up panel to explore 2016 presidential bid

- Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, a Democrat, became the first person to officially take serious steps towards a bid for the U.S. presidency in 2016 with the launch of an exploratory committee late on Wednesday.

20 Nov 2014