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Obama administration may unveil new deportation policy in two stages 24 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year.

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Caroline Kennedy backs Hillary Clinton for 2016

WASHINGTON - Caroline Kennedy, the current U.S. ambassador to Japan, says she would support Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency in 2016, and she hopes Clinton decides to run.

Japan 24 Apr 2014
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Michelle Obama changes Kansas speech date after students protest

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama has switched her plans to address a high school commencement ceremony in Topeka, Kansas, in May after students protested that her presence would limit the number of family members they could invite to the ceremony.

24 Apr 2014
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Politics clouds proposed overhaul of U.S. housing finance system

WASHINGTON - The Senate Banking Committee appears likely to back a bill to wind down government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to sources familiar with talks on the legislation.

Conservative group pulls photo of Colorado theater massacre from attack ad

DENVER - A conservative advocacy group has pulled a photograph used in an attack ad against Democratic Senator Mark Udall that depicted him with a grim-faced President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Colorado theater massacre, after victims' families complained.

24 Apr 2014