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An explosive technician in a bomb suit approaches a vehicle near the entrance to White House in Washington, Saturday. The Secret Service says two men were arrested in separate recent incidents for trying to unlawfully enter the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

Associated Press

The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill keeping government open

- The Washington Times

President Obama signed legislation Friday afternoon to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, including a $500 million provision to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State terrorist group.

Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a speech to mark the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Perpetual second fiddle Joe Biden praying for a Hillary screw-up

- The Washington Times

Joseph R. Biden’s 2016 presidential ambitions already look like they have been swallowed whole by the Hillary Rodham Clinton juggernaut, but political analysts say the vice president still has a narrow path to victory — one that depends on either out-politicking the former first lady in crucial states such as Iowa or praying she makes a grave mistake.

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Newly appointed Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks to the media after it was announced that he would replace Cardinal Francis George, retiring leader of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese during a news conference in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

- Associated Press

Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful that the incoming archbishop of Chicago will continue to speak out for immigration reform and the needs of the poor, and that he simply will be a big part of their parishes.

Castro: Hispanics key to US housing sector future

- Associated Press

The nation's housing secretary says a booming Hispanic population will drive the future of America's residential real estate market and predicts that a major overhaul of federal immigration laws would create a further boon to home sales across the country.

National gun association buys ads against Malloy

- Associated Press

The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing political advertising aimed at defeating Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings.

Newly appointed Archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich speaks to the media after it was announced that he would replace Cardinal Francis George, retiring leader of the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese during a news conference in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

- Associated Press

The Croatian heritage of the next archbishop of Chicago - and his fondness for traditional delicacies such as sarma (cabbage rolls) and povitica (walnut pastry) - brought delight to the city's Croatian community Saturday.

Utah lawyer guilty of alien smuggling, visa fraud

Associated Press

A Salt Lake City attorney has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring with a former Border Patrol agent and others to smuggle foreign workers into the United States.

GOP doctor appeals on social issues in Oregon race

- Associated Press

Looking to leave behind her highly specialized medical career for a seat in the U.S. Senate, pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby burst onto the political scene with a splash last year.

Iowa group builds support for immigrant children

- Associated Press

The issue of unaccompanied immigrant children entering the U.S. has faded from the headlines, but an Iowa group is continuing to seek pledges from people willing to house and offer care to kids while their residency questions are resolved.

NYC frozen ice maker killed by falling metal gate

Associated Press

A Honduran immigrant who for more than 40 years sold popular flavored ices in the South Bronx has died after being crushed when he slipped below his descending metal security gate.

81 immigrants arrested in New England

Associated Press

Federal immigration officials say a four-day enforcement operation in New England has ended with the arrest of 81 immigrants, including those convicted of crimes, fugitives and those accused of other immigration violations.