Kenyan bus attack kills 28; Islamists claim responsibility
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Conservatives, states set to launch legal blitz against Obama over immigration

U.S. President Obama boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews as he departs Washington for Las Vegas to speak about immigration reformBy Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for constitutional overreach, states could file lawsuits arguing the action strains local finances, or individuals could try to prove they've been harmed by the order. ...


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Obama to visit India in January: White House  

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and US President Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of the White House, on September 30, 2014US President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for its Republic Day celebrations and talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said Friday. His trip follows up on Modi's debut visit to Washington as India's leader in September. "The president will meet with the prime minister and Indian officials to strengthen and expand the US-India strategic partnership," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.


Plague Outbreak Kills 40 People in Madagascar
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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.


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