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Obama to meet with Central American leaders

President Barack Obama was to meet with Central American leaders on Friday over the surge of migrant youth at the southern border with solutions to the crisis so far proving elusive.

Obama and the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras were...

Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman inhales helium on Fallon show

You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. What if it's on helium?

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Report: 4 journalists detained in Iran

Concern is growing for the well-being of four journalists, three of them American citizens, apparently detained in Iran this week, according to The Washington Post.

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House GOP will vote on border bill next week

House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.

President Obama gives State of the Union address 2013

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.

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Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official...

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

CNN

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Task force discusses ban the box, crime solutions

Columbia violence was once again the topic of discussion for city leaders and residents at Wednesday night's Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence meeting.

Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

Breaking down Amendment 7, proposed sales tax increase for road improvements

Amendment 7 will raise the state sales tax by 3/4 of a cent if Missourian's vote yes on Amendment 7 on August 5th.

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