Saturday, November 22, 2014

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 President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people.

Mostly, conversation revolves around the fairness of the executive action and whether the president overstepped his power.

Anne Christnovich

Posted at 8:27 a.m.
New York state OK's $3.6 million for man whose murder conviction was tossed after 2 decades
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Flood of big bucks and tortured history spell turmoil for California's Indian casinos

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 FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Diego Valencia processes Oregon ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota. During each election over the past 10 years, the lineup of top performers has been nearly the same. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
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Midterm elections induced yawns among many Americans, but less so in Oregon
 This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows Jon Hernandez of Roselle Park N.J. playing a game of Internet poker from his home on the first full day it was legal in New Jersey.  A year after New Jersey began allowing gambling over the Internet, the fledgling industry has taken in only about a tenth of what some boosters, including Gov. Chris Christie, expected. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FILE)
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NJ Internet gambling underwhelming, under attack in first year, but it still helps casinos
 In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2014, Jacksonville, Fla. dog fighting prosecutor Cyrus Zomorodian holds a dog pedigree chart seized from a well-known breeder who sold dogs for fighting.  Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches. The spotlight of NFL star Michael Vick’s 2007 case helped create more interest from police and federal investigators: the three largest dogfighting busts in U.S. history have occurred since 2009. But state laws still require no minimum mandatory jail time, so while arrests and convictions can be disruptive to dogfighting rings for a short while, the practice continues to flourish. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
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Since Vick dogfighting bust a renewed vigor to root out the blood sport, but law still weak
Posted at 7:47 a.m.
Saudi held 12 years at Guantanamo is sent home to take part in military rehabilitation program
 A Toyota Camry has a caved in roof after a window washer fell at least 11 stories onto the moving vehicle in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Police say the San Francisco window washer survived the falling on Friday. (AP Photo/Lisa Leff)
Posted at 3:37 a.m.
Window washer survives fall from San Francisco roof to moving car; sustains critical injuries
 This undated law enforcement booking photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Office shows Lester Ralph Jones. Investigators said they have arrested Jones in the killing of a Colorado woman who led a double life as a devoted mom and a paid escort before she disappeared in 2007. Police on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 arrested Jones, 63, on charges of murder, kidnapping and arson in the death of 34-year-old Paige Birgfeld, of Grand Junction, Colo. Birgfeld's remains were found in a dry creek bed in 2012. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's cold-case team was assigned the case. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Office)
Posted at 3:32 a.m.
Authorities: Man arrested in 2007 killing of Colorado mom who worked as escort was a client
 Plaintiffs' attorney John Manly, right, with co-counsel Luis Carrillo, left, talks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, following the settlement of litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of lewd conduct against his students. The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation in the deal involving 81 students, ending a legal saga that began when Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt was arrested in 2012 and accused of blindfolding students and feeding them his semen on cookies. Plaintiff’s lawyers had planned to present evidence suggesting the school district was aware of sexual misconduct by Berndt three decades ago but failed to act until a photo processor at a pharmacy contacted police about film Berndt dropped off that showed pictures of blindfolded children and being fed some substance. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Posted at 3:27 a.m.
Los Angeles schools to pay nearly $140 million to settle classroom sex abuse case
Posted at 3:07 a.m.
“In the days ahead, the people’s house will rise to this challenge. We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule
 FILE - Two boys chat in front of a giant stuffed doll of Winnie-The-Pooh at the
Posted at 2:17 a.m.
Polish town opposes Winnie-the-Pooh for dubious gender, immodest clothing
 Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Posted at 2:07 a.m.
For 1 night on Florida stage, Bill Cosby regains revered status as beloved comedian

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 FILE - This undated identification file photo provided Wednesday, April 3, 2013, by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who carried out the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man, Lanza, who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, on his mental health and educational history. The Office of Child Advocate investigates all child deaths in the state for lessons on prevention. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)

Posted at 12:57 a.m.
 Heavy equipment moves snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y.  A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Posted at 12:47 a.m.
 Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown, speaks during a news conference Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. Gray spoke about preparations as citizens wait for a decision from the grand jury whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Posted at 12:32 a.m.
 A man who identified himself as a detective with the district attorney's office inspects the area in a stairwell where a man was allegedly shot by a police officer the night before at the Louis Pink Houses public housing complex, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Brooklyn borough of New York.  A rookie police officer with his gun drawn shot to death 28-year-old Akai Gurley, an unarmed, innocent man in the darkened stairwell of the crime-ridden public housing complex, New York City police officials said Friday.  The shooting appeared to be an accident, Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Posted at 12:12 a.m.
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