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President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office, on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The president will travel to Del Sol High School to speaks about the steps he will be taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama formally signs immigration executive action

- The Washington Times

Upon landing in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, President Obama officially signed two memoranda to carry out his executive actions granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants.

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A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe

- Associated Press

When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky.

FILE - in this  July 9, 2009 file photo, Councilman Marion Barry, former mayor of DC, speaks at a news conference about his recent arrest in Washington, DC.  Barry, who staged a comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Stephen J Boitano, File)

Marion Barry, former D.C. mayor, dead at 78

- The Washington Times

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who rose from the sharecroppers’ shacks of Itta Bena, Miss., to the executive suite of the District’s city hall and overcame a public drug arrest and jail sentence to return as D.C. mayor and council member died early Sunday. He was 78.

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

- Associated Press

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

Friendship 9 to return to court, 53 years later

- Associated Press

Nearly 54 years after they went to jail for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, the Friendship Nine are returning to court to get their records cleared.

RI things to know: Budget woes and Lynch lobbying

- Associated Press

The state faces a bleak budget picture and a former Rhode Island attorney general possibly lobbies his old office without registering with the state. Here are things to know about Rhode Island this week:

Stenehjem: Mandan Police broke open records law

Associated Press

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the police department in broke the state's open records law when it failed to produce requested documents within a reasonable time.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans’ best short-term response appears to be purely rhetorical: that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Obama denies immigration plan is 'amnesty'

- The Washington Times

President Obama told Americans Saturday that his action granting legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants is "certainly not amnesty, no matter how often critics say it."

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo election workers process ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., at the 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)

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

- Associated Press

It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

NY's poor gain from health insurance changes

- Associated Press

A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid - the federal program for the poor - and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act.

Lawyer-lobbyists influence Idaho law

- Associated Press

When the Idaho Legislature really needs to get something done, it can. Roy Eiguren has seen it with his own eyes.

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

- Associated Press

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.