Flooding concerns grow as northeast snow melts
The record levels of snowfall in Buffalo, New York will present another challenge for residents there. Rain and rising temperatures will cause some of the seven feet of snow to melt, which is expected to create record flooding. Jericka Duncan reports from Buffalo.

UK truck driver shortage threatens Christmas logjam
(Reuters) - A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.






Iran nukes
Reza Sayah goes to the streets of Tehran to get opinions from the locals about the possible nuclear energy deal.

White St. Louis area residents work to improve race relations
“It's like a Rosa Parks moment. This cannot continue. This cannot be whitewashed," one resident says

Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment. With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans’ best short-term response appears to be purely rhetorical: that the president is granting amnesty to millions, and exceeding his constitutional authority in the process. Beyond that, their hopes of reversing his policies appear to be either a years-long lawsuit or the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.


China Turns to France to Satisfy Food Craze
Long lines form outside restaurant for rabbit heads specialty.

Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates 'pose no risk'

This April 9, 2014 photo, taken during an escorted visit and reviewed by the US military, shows an US soldier walking next to the razor wire-topped fence at the abandoned "Camp X-Ray" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, CubaThe Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday. The two men, a Yemeni and a Tunisian, arrived in Slovakia on Thursday after being held at the prison facility in Cuba for more than a decade without charge or trial. "These individuals have never been suspected or accused of committing a crime and they pose no risk to Slovakia's internal security," interior ministry spokesman Peter Lazarov said in a statement. Slovakia had already taken in six prisoners -- an Azerbaijani, an Egyptian, a Tunisian and three Uighurs -- following a 2009 agreement with the United States.


Obama orders immigration overhaul
President Barack Obama orders the most sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration in decades, prioritizing the deportation of "felons, not families."

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