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Obama tells Cabinet to find areas open to executive action

The President told his Cabinet to look for areas where he might be able to govern by executive action given gridlock in Congress.

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Benghazi suspect reportedly talking to interrogators

A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi has been talking to U.S. interrogators.

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Watchdog says Obamacare exchanges not working

Healthcare providers are struggling to verify whether Americans who applied for government subsidies to buy insurance are qualified to receive them.

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Graco recalls nearly 2M car seats

The announcement, affecting multiple models of carseats, is the largest such recall in American history.

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Extra-time goals ‘knockout’ United States

Extra-time goals sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

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Judge overturns conviction of ‘cannibal cop’

A former NYPD officer found guilty of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has had his conviction overturned.

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Food makers feel their way toward online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world.

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GM’s ignition-switch crisis deepens

General Motors' safety crisis over deadly ignition switches deepened on Monday with the recall of 8.2 million more cars.

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White House defends pick for next VA chief

The White House on Monday dismissed concerns that he may lack a understanding of issues facing recent war veterans.

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After wet weekend, tornadoes, floods seen across Midwest

A deadly storm front moved through much of the U.S. on Monday, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and thunderstorms that damaged homes.

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Obama to bypass Congress on immigration reform

President Barack Obama intends to take executive action to address the "broken" U.S. immigration system.

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GM recalls 7M more vehicles over ignition switch

General Motors is recalling millions more vehicles dating back to 1997 as the company's safety crisis grows.

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Supreme Court rules for companies over birth control

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that businesses can object on religious grounds to providing insurance that covers birth control.

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GM victims fund to have wide eligibility

The compensation fund for victims of General Motors' defective ignition switch will be open to a broad range of people.

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Supreme Court rules against public unions over in-home care workers

The Supreme Court ruled that in-home care workers paid by the state are not similar enough to government employees to be compelled to pay union dues.

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Obama to nominate former P&G CEO as veterans secretary

President Barack Obama has chosen Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs.

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Iraqi troops battle for city of Tikrit

Iraqi troops are battling to dislodge ISIS, as the militant Islamist group gains ground.

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Obama to seek $2B for child migrant crisis

President Barack Obama wants more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children flooding into the U.S. along its southern border.

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Benghazi suspect expected to arrive in U.S. this weekend

A suspected leader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi is expected to arrive after his journey at sea.

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Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

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Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death

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S&P Revises Illinois Outlook Downward

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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse.

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Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

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Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

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“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.