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Obama tells Ferguson residents to 'keep protests peaceful'

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:22pm

Police officers stand during a protest on November 20, 2014 outside the Ferguson Police Department in MissouriUS President Barack Obama urged calm Friday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in a town rocked by unrest after a white police officer shot a black teen to death. A grand jury in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson is looking at the racially charged shooting, in which Officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August 9 death led to weeks of violence, and Missouri's governor this week declared a state of emergency and activated the state National Guard ahead of the decision. Obama's comments came after Brown's father and Attorney General Eric Holder also made separate appeals.

Obama touts immigration plan at Vegas high school

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:22pm

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he leaves the auditorium at Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, after speaking about immigration. The president unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation, setting off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallamy Santos said she knows what it's like when immigration status tears a family apart. The Las Vegas casino worker experienced it when her husband had to go back to Mexico and wait indefinitely until he was cleared to return to the U.S.

For Obama, a long road to immigration order

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:20pm

President Barack Obama walks the White House Colonnade, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Washington, before his departure aboard Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to Las Vegas to promote an executive order that would offer temporary legal status to millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally and set off a new fight with Republicans in Congress.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.

Investigators may have recovered lost IRS emails

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:19pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.

New setback for Cosby as Vegas show cancelled

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:14pm

Comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage in New York on October 21, 2010Embattled US comic Bill Cosby suffered a new setback as a live performance in Las Vegas was cancelled, just days after the plug was pulled on two TV projects. The Treasure Island casino in the Nevada gambling hub scratched a show next weekend by the comic, a spokeswoman said. The actor, known for playing a doting father on the popular "Cosby Show" in the 1980s and 1990s, has come under fire in recent weeks over allegations of rape and sexual abuse dating back several decades, made by several women. Cosby, who has refused to personally address the claims, was expected to go ahead with a show later Friday in Florida, but his next show after that, in Vegas next Friday, has been called off.