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  • How Obama's immigration plan is expected to roll out

    How Obama's immigration plan is expected to roll out
    President Obama's new set of immigration policies could affect as many as 5 million people, including the possibility of a three-year reprieve from the threat of deportation for parents of children with legal status. The new year will see those policies...
  • Big obstacles await both parties in 2016 race for president

    Twelve months before the voting is set to begin, the 2016 presidential race is shaping up as a fiercely competitive contest driven by two overriding forces that — candidates aside — will go a long way toward deciding the next occupant of the...
  • U.S. politics shift out of midterm mode in 2015, but 2014 issues remain

    The year 2014 turned to 2015 with a fierce flip of the page, at least when it comes to national politics. The last year was dominated by a midterm election that proved to be an extravaganza for Republicans, who won control of the Senate and expanded...
  • Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare

    Where employers use quality control to shape healthcare
    Forty miles north of Seattle, in the largest building in the world, Boeing assembles its biggest commercial airliners. Thousands of workers on a 98-acre factory floor piece together hulking wings and fuselage pieces, miles of electrical wiring and...
  • Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it

    Nuclear forensic experts prepare for the worst and hope to deter it
    If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world. Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
  • Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front

    Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front
    In a vast windowless room, several dozen intelligence analysts worked under the glow of more than 100 computer screens, quietly studying video streaming from U.S. drones and spy planes hunting for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. One team...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • Pine coffin maker believes in a more grounded kind of burial

    Don Byrne is only 45, but he's already planned his burial. He wants to be lowered into a shovel-dug grave in one of his own handmade pine coffins. Byrne lives off the grid on a North Carolina homestead with no electricity or running water. Pounding away...
  • New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections

    New York matchmakers take the subway to make real connections
    Erika Christensen approached a stranger, put her hand out in greeting and uttered the words that are music to many a man's ears. "Are you single?" It's a question that Christensen fears is rarely asked in these days of online dating as face-to-face...
  • Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents

    Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents
    For the second day, a flurry of tiny earthquakes rattled northern Texas, prompting calls to police, public service announcements of safety tips and tongue-in-cheek photos of fallen water bottles. The quakes, which would hardly raise an eyebrow in...
  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...