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1Azov, Russia

NYT Discovers Ukraine's Neo-Nazis at War

Far-right militia members demonstrating outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev in March 2014.

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2US Politics

Obama heckled

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law." Obama was in Chicago on Tuesday night to tout an executive order halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the United States.

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3Charleston, SC

Same-sex marriage is just the beginning

Last week, I attended the NAACP's annual Freedom Fund Banquet celebrating African Americans in Charleston and South Carolina. Several minutes into the event, one of the donors read a statement from state Sen. Marlon Kimpson.

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4Barbara Boxer

Carly Fiorina actively explores 2016 presidential run but faces GOP critics

Sensing an opportunity in a crowded field that lacks a front-runner, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive is actively exploring a 2016 presidential run. Fiorina has been talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers, courting grass-roots activists in early caucus and primary states and planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire starting next week.

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5African-American

Race relations take steep hit from Ferguson decision

The decision and protests that followed Monday's announcement opened another chapter of discussions about race relations in America. Many support what President Obama said: the solution to improving race relations will not come from throwing bottles or smashing car windows.

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6Illegal Immigration

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other conservatives who are pushing for a December budget confrontation with Obama to try to stop his executive order overhauling the U.S. immigration system.

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7New Zealand Travel

China Flights From New Zealand Set To Double: Govt Expects Half A Million Chinese Visitors By 2020

This follows a recent agreement between the two countries. Acknowledging the economic potential of the enhanced flight capacity, the Auckland Airport welcomed the new Memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries recently.

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8Redmond, WA

Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered "reparative therapy," met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group.

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9Potatoes

Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

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10US Senate

Elizabeth Warren calls out Obama on nominee

This time, she's blasting his nominee for a top Treasury post that oversees U.S. banks and financial regulations. The Massachusetts senator says Antonio Weiss, a banker with expertise in international deals, is unqualified for a domestic-focused role, and has even recently worked on deals that rip off U.S. taxpayers.

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