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Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh predicts the news media will play a major role in the creation process of President Obama's legacy. (Associated Press)

The president shifts to ‘legacy protection mode’

- The Washington Times

Voters are annoyed with the U.S. Congress and President Obama — though the lawmakers are currently worse off than the White House: 74 percent disapprove of the job performance on Capitol Hill compared to 54 percent who turn thumbs down at the president says a new Zogby poll. But a specific behavior is afoot.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

New York Times calls on feds to investigate Dick Cheney for torture

- The Washington Times

In a Monday editorial titled “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses,” The New York Times called on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush administration officials for actions they took to counter terrorism and root out terrorists, post Sept. 11, 2001.

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Activists rap Rhode Island open records compliance

Associated Press

Activists who seek public records have filed 14 complaints with the Rhode Island attorney general's office citing 53 violations of the state's Access to Public Records Act.

FILE  In this Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 file photograph, as wife Mary Pat Christie, left, and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, second left, look on, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells heckler Jim Keady to: "Sit down and shut up," during a event marking the second anniversasry of Superstorm Sandy in Belmar, N.J. Flying high after racking up huge re-election victory margins, Christie was widely seen as a front-runner for the Republican nomination if he decided to run for president in 2016. But then came the revelation of an email that appeared to show one of his closest aides telling a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official to shut down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political retribution. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

Christie, Ray Rice made headlines in 2014

- Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie made headlines inside and outside of New Jersey in 2014, an incident inside of an elevator in Atlantic City led to the year's biggest sports scandal, and the gambling industry in the resort town saw its epic struggles get worse.

A line stretches outside an a Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office, as many young immigrants protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Phoenix.  Monday marked the first day that about 20,000 immigrants in the country illegally who have received protection from deportation could apply for Arizona licenses. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Immigrants line up for Arizona driver's licenses

- Associated Press

Young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy began getting Arizona driver's licenses Monday for the first time.

Tenn. joins multistate lawsuit over immigration

- Associated Press

Tennessee is joining a multistate lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Monday.

Ex-chief says video rants meant to snare threats

- Associated Press

A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press.

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Jema Sundi sits outside her home in barren hills where asbestos waste was dumped is visible in the background in Roro, India. An asbestos mine, abandoned nearly three decades ago still affects the people around it and 18 along with Jema were diagnosed with asbestosis in 2012. Tens of thousands more, some former mine workers, remain untested and at risk. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

- Associated Press

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind.

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

- Associated Press

Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.