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    Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

    Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

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Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

Obama pardons turkey 2014

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."


White House struggles to find Hagel successor

Chuck Hagel

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.


Syria airstrikes 'kill 95 in ISIS stronghold'

Idlib, Syria, airstrikes aftermath

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern city of Raqqa, a stronghold for the extremist group ISIS, a monitoring group said Wednesday.


Poll: Obama's immigration policy popular, approach isn't

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born in the U.S. is popular -- but his method for implementing it is not.


Justice Ginsburg has stent placed in heart

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2010

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.


Romney tops crowded GOP field for 2016

Mitt Romney, stand-alone head shot

Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president a third time -- but that isn't stopping voters from wanting him to hit the campaign trail again.


Obama: 'No sympathy' for violence in Ferguson

Obama in Chicago

President Barack Obama said he has "no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities," urging protesters in Ferguson to avoid a second night of violence and fight instead for longer-lasting political changes.


Obama rebuffs immigration hecklers

Obama Ferguson comments

President Barack Obama told three people who repeatedly interrupted his latest speech on immigration to stop their yelling because he "just took an action to change the law."


Obama urges peace after Ferguson decision

President Obama making Ferguson remarks

President Barack Obama called for calm Monday night, moments after a Missouri prosecutor announced there would be no indictment against the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown.

His measured tone stood in stunning contrast to the images o...


Defense secretary leaving

Obama, Hagel resignation

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.

Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack...


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