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    Despite pushback, Lynch likely to replace Holder

Despite pushback, Lynch likely to replace Holder

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. The 12-8 vote in the Judiciary Committee sent Lynch’s nomination to the full Senate. Three Republicans joined all committee Democrats in voting “yes.”

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    Dems cede to GOP on funding bill for Deparment of Homeland Security

Dems cede to GOP on funding bill for Deparment of Homeland Security

Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican agreement to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to quickly pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown loomed Friday at midnight.

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    Obama flanks GOP, vetoes Keystone XL bill

Obama flanks GOP, vetoes Keystone XL bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

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    Wal-Mart workers to receive pay raise

Wal-Mart workers to receive pay raise

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers’ paychecks will help it boost its bottom line. The nation’s largest private employer announced on Thursday that it’s giving a raise to about half-million U.S. workers as part of a $1 billion investment that includes changes that Wal-Mart says are aimed at giving workers more opportunities for advancement and more consistent schedules.

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    Blast devastates California refinery

Blast devastates California refinery

An explosion devastated a section of a major refinery on Wednesday morning, raining down ash in the area and, experts say, likely helping to increase California gas prices, which have been creeping up in recent weeks.

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    Abbott predicts victory over Obama

Abbott predicts victory over Obama

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday that Texas and 25 other states would keep prevailing against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration but refused to put a deadline on when National Guard troops will leave the border with Mexico.

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    Newly released records shed light on Ferguson actions

Newly released records shed light on Ferguson actions

St. Louis area authorities planning for a grand jury announcement had proposed stationing Missouri National Guard troops and armored Humvees in a Ferguson neighborhood where Michael Brown had been shot by a policeman, according to records released Tuesday detailing the state’s preparations.

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    Fires still burning after train derails more than 24 hours ago

Fires still burning after train derails more than 24 hours ago

Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.

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    Southern states receive first slap of winter weather

Southern states receive first slap of winter weather

It’s the South’s turn to suffer from the snow, freezing rain and sleet in a storm that brought back memories of one from the same time a year ago.

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    Students mourn Chapel Hill victims

Students mourn Chapel Hill victims

Baylor students gathered to mourn the loss of three University of North Carolina students for a candlelight service at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bill Daniel Student Building.

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