Obama announces action on sweeping U.S. immigration reform

U.S. President Obama announces executive actions on immigration during nationally televised address from the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican critics who say his decision to bypass Congress and take executive action is tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants and urged them to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation that the Republican-controled House of Representatives has blocked. ...



Obama facing opposition to immigration plan being outlined Thursday night

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."



AP source: Bermuda to host 2017 America's Cup

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The tax haven of Bermuda has been picked over San Diego to host the 2017 America's Cup, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Obama: US will make immigration 'more fair and just'

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama unveiled his highly anticipated immigration plan, saying lifting the threat of expulsion from 5 million undocumented migrants would make the system "more fair and just."



UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

LONDON (AP) — In January, freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.


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