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Georgetown University's campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama administration says colleges should seek diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is telling colleges and universities they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially […]

09/26/2013

Women link arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now […]

09/13/2013

Judge almost shut down surveillance program

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge who oversaw a secret U.S. spy court almost shut down the government’s domestic surveillance program designed to fight terrorism after he “lost confidence” in officials’ ability to operate […]

09/10/2013

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians search under rubble to rescue people from houses that were destroyed by a Syrian government warplane, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. ( AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

US officials: US considers training Syria rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training […]

09/05/2013

Sergio Garcia in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Garcia’s request that the state Supreme Court grant him a law license was met with resistance and skepticism by several justices because he is living in the United States illegally. […]

09/04/2013

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by Syria ‘toxic gas’ claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s government against civilians. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. strongly condemns any use of […]

08/21/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

EPA

Federal court upholds Bush-era smog standard

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed itself and kept in place. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington […]

07/23/2013

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Catholic hospitals accept birth control rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration’s compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it’s pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from […]

07/09/2013

Fire warning high

Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

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