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House passes $694 million border bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a late-night vote after a bitterly partisan debate, the House of Representatives passed a $694 million border bill Friday, but the measure has no chance of becoming law.<p>The vote was almost entirely on party lines, 223-189, with just one Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, …

House Republicans Spurn Obama With Border Bills Doomed To Fail

House Republicans first passed a $694 million border-security plan. Then, in a more controversial move, they passed legislation to effectively end Obama's deportation-relief program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, which many Republicans have cited as a factor for …

Eric Holder: Obama’s Use of Executive Power Has Been Limited

Ahead of an expected lawsuit from the House of Representatives, Attorney General Eric Holder defended President Obama’s use of executive power and …

Obama: U.S. tortured after 9/11 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.<p>The comments at a White House news conference were the President's strongest on the controversial subject since he came into office denouncing what he …

Obama immigration plans inevitable?

Even if President Barack Obama tests the bounds of his presidential power with the big, unilateral moves he’s promising on immigration, there may be no way to stop him.<p>Lawyers are debating the legality of a series of immigration-related executive actions the White House is reportedly considering, …

Charles Krauthammer Claims Obama Could Get Impeached Over Immigration

Columnist Charles Krauthammer claimed on Tuesday that President Obama could get impeached if he tries to legalize undocumented immigrants through an executive order.<p>"If he were to do something like legalize five [million] — let’s say half, which is what’s been talked about — huge numbers of illegal …

Migrant Girls Share Haunting Stories About Why They Fled

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Deportation protest at the White House

Here are scenes from a mass arrest of faith leaders and immigration reform activists outside the White House on July 31, 2014. Protesters were arrested for blocking passage after sitting down on the sidewalk and refusing to move. The advocates urged President Barack Obama to stop deportations …

Tea Party out-muscles Boehner on border-security funding | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to fund border security blew up in House Speaker John Boehner’s face on Thursday, leaving Republicans in disarray and struggling to reconcile Tea Party demands with the need to deal with a humanitarian crisis on the southwestern border with Mexico.<p>People hoping to …

Obama: GOP Not Even Trying to Solve Immigration

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Obama blasts GOP on immigration

President Barack Obama blasted congressional Republicans Friday for failing to craft a workable response to the border crisis before leaving Washington for their summer recess, setting the stage for executive actions to address the surge in child migrants from central America.<p>“House Republicans, as …

Illegal immigrant kids exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, report says

Unaccompanied illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases have given or exposed federal agents to lice, scabies, tuberculosis and chicken pox, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General.<p>In two cases, the children of a border …

Senate blocks border bill

The Senate on Thursday blocked an emergency funding measure to respond to the border crisis, killing the chances of legislation reaching President Barack Obama’s desk before the August recess.<p>The $2.7 billion funding measure died on a procedural vote, 50-44. The Senate Democrats’ border-crisis …

72-hour cease-fire called in Israel-Palestinian fighting

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.<p>In a statement in India, where Kerry is traveling, the two said that Israeli troops would be allowed to remain in place during the pause in fighting, during …

Ebola-infected Americans to be evacuated - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …

Why did Hamas reject Palestinian proposal for cease-fire?

Is there anywhere in Gaza that's safe?

Ukraine conflict: Donetsk fighting hampers MH17 investigation

Heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels around Donetsk has prevented international experts from reaching the MH17 plane crash site.<p>Government troops in eastern Ukraine say they have taken a strategic town near Donetsk amid heavy fighting with separatists.<p>Meanwhile G7 leaders …

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Israel to continue Gaza offensive despite pressure for ceasefire

Israel's security cabinet decided to continue military operations in Gaza on Wednesday night, ignoring international pressure for an immediate ceasefire after Hamas rejected a barely-observed pause in the three-week conflict.<p>Against a background of heavy fighting in Gaza, the Israeli prime …