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Critiquing an unexpectedly productive final legislative rush, President Obama on Wednesday said his "biggest disappointment" was the failure to push through a bill that would have laid out a path to citizenship for children whose parents came into the country illegally.
The White House on Wednesday tried to reassure Americans that it is monitoring threats closely this Christmas, even as it acknowledged that the nation's top intelligence official was not briefed on a terror plot in Britain.
John Brennan, the White House's chief counterterrorism adviser, said Wednesday that U.S. officials are increasing travel security for the holiday season to prevent possible terrorist attacks.
The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress.
Liberia's former ambassador to the United States is planning to challenge one of the world's most influential women when he returns to his West African homeland after Christmas to run against President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Austin Pettis and his teammates say all the right things, if only because they have no other choice. No need to disrespect Utah or the early bowl game in this gambling city, even if they would rather be smelling roses somewhere else.
Britain's prime minister offered troops to help clear airport delays on Tuesday, and Europe's top transportation official said the failure to keep flights operating in winter weather was unacceptable as exhausted and outraged passengers struggled for the fourth day to get on their way.
A suspicious package full of wires and powder was found Tuesday in a subway car in Rome, prompting a terror scare during the Christmas season. But the city's mayor said the device could not have exploded.