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Obama defends immigration policy in Telemundo town hall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama called out Republicans in Congress for "holding hostage" funding for the Department of Homeland Security, while challenging Americans to change the political environment that has caused immigration reform to stall during a town hall meeting on Wednesday.<p>The …

Government

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause chaos on flight to Israel

Flight delayed because of demand to segregate men and women<p>An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an “11-hour nightmare” after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women.<p>According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their …

Woman saves three relatives from Ebola

It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola.<p>Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them …

Islamic State Life Laid Bare As Brave Woman Wears Hidden Camera Under Her Niqab

Heavily armed men dressed all in black; a little girl holding hands with her mother, who has an AK-47 casually slung over her shoulder and young …

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low?

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks, including a prominent state meeting that he has attended every year since coming to power in late 2011.<p>On Thursday, Kim was conspicuously absent from the Supreme People's Assembly, which is North Korea's parliament …

Islamic State crisis: US House approves Obama Syria plan

<b>The US House of Representatives has approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.</b><p>The vote passed by a large majority in the Republican-controlled House and is expected to be adopted in the Senate.<p>The endorsement came after President …

Middle East

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, …

Israeli military orders criminal investigations into Gaza attacks

Israel's chief military prosecutor has ordered criminal investigations into two of the most high-profile incidents in the recent Gaza war, the killing of four children in an Israeli air strike at Gaza's port and the shelling of a UN school in Beit Hanoun that left 15 people dead and scores more …