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Raucous debate on immigration to get under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate.


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Senators caution immigration deal not final

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with one of the largest hurdles to an immigration overhaul overcome, optimistic lawmakers on Sunday cautioned they had not finished work on a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.


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Business, labor get deal on worker program

WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor and Senate officials say big business and labor have struck a deal on a new low-skilled worker program. The agreement removes the biggest hurdle to completing sweeping immigration legislation.


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Pivot, network for millennials, tries to change TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Pivot is the name of a TV channel aimed at 15-to-34-year-olds who want to change the world. In the process, they could help Pivot change the television business. Announced last December, the new venture was unveiled Wednesday.


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Senators from both parties to honor John McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship, Senate Democrats and Republicans will hold a joint meeting next month to mark the 40th anniversary of Sen. John McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison.


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Obama says immigration bill would help House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told House Republicans Wednesday that they would benefit politically more than Democrats would from supporting a comprehensive immigration overhaul, lawmakers present said.


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Brennan at CIA fills 3rd key national security job

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Brennan took over Friday as director of the CIA, the finishing touch on President Barack Obama’s national security team for his second term. The White House said VP Biden swore Brennan in during a private ceremony.


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Efforts to avoid gov’t shutdown move to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.


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Senators look to early April for immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators in a bipartisan group crafting a comprehensive immigration bill said Tuesday they’re not sure whether they can meet a self-imposed March deadline but they’re optimistic about a deal soon.


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McCain and Graham press Obama on border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham pressed President Obama on the importance of border security at a rare White House meeting and came away praising the president’s commitment to overhauling immigration laws.


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Senate confirms Hagel for defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary, handing him the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.


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All condemn pending budget cuts, spread blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who’s to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, with the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state.