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Key players believe immigration deal is near

Key players believe immigration deal is near

Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty — and keep their…

Mexican cartels place agents deep inside United States

Mexican cartels place agents deep inside United States

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States —…

Obama gets Easter sermon with political theme

Obama gets Easter sermon with political theme

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House and heard a sermon that criticized “captains of the religious right” for holding some people back.…

Texas DA, wife found murdered in home; assistant killed in January

Texas DA, wife found murdered in home; assistant killed in January

A Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants was gunned down near their office, authorities said. Investigators found the…

Congress finds budget cuts can hit home

Congress finds budget cuts can hit home

Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to get inside their offices and fewer prospects of a…

Ousted Nevada lawmaker arrested after high speed police chase

Ousted Nevada lawmaker arrested after high speed police chase

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever…

North Korea: More ‘bark” than ‘bite’?

North Korea:  More ‘bark” than ‘bite’?

Across North Korea, soldiers are gearing up for battle and shrouding their jeeps and vans with camouflage netting. Newly painted signboards and posters call for “death to the U.S. imperialists”…

After 40 years, Vietnam memories, nightmares remain

After 40 years, Vietnam memories, nightmares remain

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While…

Domestic use of drones raises privacy questions

Domestic use of drones raises privacy questions

It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans‘ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry from the killing machines whose…

North Korea threatens to ‘settle accounts’ with United States

North Korea threatens to ‘settle accounts’ with United States

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Friday that his rocket forces were ready “to settle accounts with the U.S.,” unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclear-capable…