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Darren Wilson's missing Taser renews debate over requiring nonlethal police tool

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 6:38 PM

Buried in the vast grand jury files about the Ferguson shooting, Officer Darren Wilson acknowledged that on the fateful night he killed Michael Brown, he was not armed with a Taser because he considered the weapon clunky and heavy. It's a revelation certain to renew the debate over whether more ...

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 6:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation ...

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IRS awards millions in bonuses to tax-delinquent employees

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 6:17 PM

IRS employees who made "unintentional" mistakes on their taxes are still eligible to get bonuses this fiscal year, the agency confirmed this week. Commissioner John Koskinen announced the bonuses in an email to employees on Monday, saying they were a way to reward long-suffering staffers who have put up with ...

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Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

Reuters  |  11/26/14 6:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday.

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Archbishop praises Obama's action on immigration

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 6:06 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich (blayz SOO'-pich) is praising President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. But he says the church must continue to push for comprehensive reform for all. The Chicago archdiocese issued a statement from Cupich Wednesday. Under measures Obama announced last week, ...

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A Thanksgiving miracle: How my Tea Party uncle and I found something to agree on

Salon  |  11/26/14 6:00 PM

There's a lot we don't agree on, but last year at Thanksgiving we unexpectedly found some common ground

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Driver's licenses to be issued to immigrants soon

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 5:34 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Immigrants living in the state illegally will soon be able to obtain a driver's license under a new program designed to teach the rules of the road to people who likely have been behind the wheel for years anyway. The Department of Motor Vehicles ...

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

Associated Press  |  11/26/14 5:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House....

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American among hostages targeted in Yemen raid

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 5:11 PM

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - U.S operation forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages in a remote corner of Yemen, but a Yemeni official said Wednesday that it did not liberate five others, including an American journalist and a Briton who were moved elsewhere by their ...

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Nevada rules for immigrant benefits are gray area

The Washington Times  |  11/26/14 5:03 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order will not qualify for certain federal benefits, including welfare and food stamps, according to the White House. But states have wide latitude to make their own rules on other benefits, including driving privileges, in-state tuition ...

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