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  • Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

    25 November 2014, 10:02 am by: Carrie Johnson

    The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.
  • White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

    25 November 2014, 5:20 am by: Tom Bowman

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?
  • Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

    25 November 2014, 5:20 am

    Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.
  • After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

    24 November 2014, 5:39 pm by: Brian Naylor

    As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.
  • Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

    24 November 2014, 4:37 pm by: Mara Liasson

    Chuck Hagel resigned as Defense Secretary on Monday after a tenure in which he wasn't always on the same page as the White House.
  • House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

    24 November 2014, 4:37 pm by: Ron Elving

    Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.
  • Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

    24 November 2014, 4:36 pm by: David Welna

    There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?
  • Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

    24 November 2014, 1:01 pm by: Mara Liasson

    President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.
  • Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

    24 November 2014, 10:29 am by: Tom Bowman

    Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.
  • D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

    24 November 2014, 5:16 am

    Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks with Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.
  • Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

    24 November 2014, 5:16 am by: Aarti Shahani

    As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.
  • Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

    23 November 2014, 12:01 pm by: Chris Benderev

    The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
  • Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan

    23 November 2014, 7:14 am by: Richard Gonzales

    After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
  • As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

    23 November 2014, 5:49 am by: Lucy Perkins

    Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.
  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    23 November 2014, 2:59 am by: Allison Keyes

    The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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