Overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

Republican leaders struggle to contain tea party rebellion

ANALYSIS | Internal bickering could threaten to derail the GOP’s mission to appeal to a broader electorate.

President Obama announces his immigration plan. (Reuters)

     
     

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    At this Arlington health clinic’s
    lottery, medical care is the prize

    At this Arlington health clinic’s <br>lottery, medical care is the prize

    Each month, about 100 people with little money and big medical worries line up, hoping they’ll be chosen.

    Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

    Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

    An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been thorough enough in evaluating the first batch.

    McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

    McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

    Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

    Larry Michael slams the Redskins; expect to see Hogettes flying next

    Larry Michael slams the Redskins;  expect to see Hogettes flying next

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    Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

    Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

    Bedford County, Va., authorities say a station wagon may have been used in the girls’ abduction in 1975.

    Va. death row inmates say solitary confinement is unconstitutional

    Va. death row inmates say solitary confinement is unconstitutional

    Five of them ask to be treated like another on death row who successfully sued the state.

    Md. utility says more than half of
    large water valves mostly ‘unusable’

    Md. utility says more than half of <br>large water valves mostly ‘unusable’

    Severe corrosion has damaged the valves used to shut off water in emergencies, WSSC says.

    An art loan from Bill Cosby draws the Smithsonian into a national debate

    An art loan from Bill Cosby draws the Smithsonian into a national debate

    The National Museum of African Art is showcasing pieces from the comedian’s private collection.

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    Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

    Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

    Gas is cheaper, and AAA predicts that at least 1 million will be leaving the region for the holiday.

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    Conservatives rebel against a GOP megadonor’s gambling agenda

    Conservatives rebel against a GOP megadonor’s gambling agenda

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to ban Internet gambling, but some say that violates states’ rights.

    Alleged Florida State gunman was
    in a ‘state of crisis’ during shooting

    Alleged Florida State gunman was <br>in a ‘state of crisis’ during shooting

    Incident reports from earlier this year seem to indicate that Myron May’s mental health was crumbling.

    Why Elizabeth Warren would be
    a very dangerous candidate in 2016

    Why Elizabeth Warren would be <br> a very dangerous candidate in 2016

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    More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

    More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

    Among urban women in their 30s, egg freezing is trending. But the choice is hardly a perfect one.

    Why are China and Thailand scared
    of the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie?

    Why are China and Thailand scared <br>of the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie?

    WORLDVIEWS | The blockbuster’s overtly political narrative may have fallen afoul of government censors.

    Sports

    Redskins gear up for Kaepernick

    Redskins gear up for Kaepernick

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    Real Estate

    Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

    Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

    The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 3.99 percent, falling below 4 percent for the first time in three weeks.

    Federal Government

    Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

    FEDERAL DIARY | Chaffetz, incoming committee chair, wants to make it easier to fire feds and tax delinquent staffers.

    National

    U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

    U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

    Even as officials no longer predict exponential increase in cases, the epidemic poses new challenges.

    Business

    2014’s biggest financial turkey

    2014’s biggest financial turkey

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