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Obamacare enters new phase with little fanfare

The HealthCare.gov website relaunched with little fanfare this weekend and appeared to work smoothly as the second enrollment period starts.

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Democrats urge Obama to act on immigration

President Barack Obama has said he will use his executive powers to make changes to America's immigration system.

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Military scrambles to keep its edge despite budget woes

Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the military is betting on new technologies to stay ahead of potential foes.

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Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication

Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants, was remembered for his devotion to helping people.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the big news stories of the week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Prince William, Kate to visit U.S. next month

The trip will take the royal couple to New York for the first time.

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Walmart workers plan Black Friday protest

Your shopping plans could be impacted as workers plan protests at more than 1,000 stores nationwide.

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Americans are getting back into shopping

Signs point to consumers spending with more gusto, which could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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Boehner won’t rule out gov’t. shutdown over immigration fight

Trying to block President Barack Obama from revising immigration policies could lead to another government shutdown.

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Internal review cites Secret Service failures at White House

An intruder was able to scale the White House fence because of "major" Secret Service failures.

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Obama will take action on immigration before year-end

The policy overhaul could shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Cost of college continues to climb

The average cost for undergrads at a four-year university in their home state is $18,943.

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Unemployment near 14-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits remained near a 14-year low.

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U.S. cutting planned troop presence in Liberia

The commander of the military's Ebola response in Liberia says the mission will be limited to 3,000 troops.

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Keystone pipeline approval bills advance in Congress

Legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is racing through Congress.

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Space history is made as Philae probe lands on comet

Scientists hope samples from the surface of the comet will show how planets and life are created.

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Congress to vote this week on party leaders

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives will select party leaders this week for the new Congress that begins in January.

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Nurses to protest,strike over Ebola measures

Nurses will stage rallies on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for workers treating the deadly Ebola virus.

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U.S., China sign symbolic emissions plan

The U.S. and China announced a plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions.

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Easier mortgage rules, rates bring back home buyers

Home buyers are returning to the market after almost a year as interest rates stabilize.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi has set a new Champions League record by scoring his 72nd goal.

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Ex-NFL player charged with domestic assault

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Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault.

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Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

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A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges and threatening to cancel flights across the country. a

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National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest, protests swell across U.S.

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Some 2,000 troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis.

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More than 46 million Americans will travel over the long weekend — the most Thanksgiving road warriors since 2007.