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    Ben Carson Pledges Support for Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone - and deeply disappointed in President Barack ... Read More

    Obama claims Keystone pipeline of no benefit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies ... Read More

    Obama Plays Identity Politics Even in News Conference

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Obama called on eight White House correspondents during the 52 minutes he spent answering questions in the briefing room on Friday, several hours before he departed with his family for ... Read More

    Judge clears the way for illegal alien driver's licenses in Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Ja ... Read More

    New York AG orders retailers to stop selling realistic toy guns

    The New York state attorney general issued cease-and-desist orders to five national retailers for selling toy guns that looked too realistic. New York state law requires black, silver or aluminum toy guns to have a bright orange stripe on the "barrel" to make them easily distinguishable from the rea ... Read More

    FCC: 'Redskins' isn't profanity; team station keeps license after petition denied

    WASHINGTON - Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team's flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repe ... Read More

    Obama off to Hawaii vacation following year-end news conference

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he'll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress. Obama's dismal year is ending on an upbeat note. He's unveiled a flurry of executive actions on i ... Read More

    Indiana cop told to stop selling 'divisive' shirts

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Some officials in the Indiana city of South Bend have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make light of the "I can't breathe" refrain used in recent protests of the police killing of a New York City man. Mishawaka police officer Jason Barthel this week b ... Read More

    Eric Holder Announces Expanded Protections for Transgender Employees

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced expanded protection for transgender government employees Thursday, allowing the Justice Department to file claims against employers accused of discriminating based on gender identity. The expanded protections come from Holder's clarified interpretation of Title ... Read More

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