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FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.


2014-11-23 03:53:04 -0700

In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Aloha, Oregon, the Romero-Morales family, from left to right, Kevin, Jorge, Clara, Alan, and Naethan, pose for a picture in their home's dining room after President Obama's televised announcement on immigration. The parents, Clara and Jorge, will likely qualify for relief from deportation, because two of their sons are U.S. citizens _ but they are afraid the relief might only be temporary, and Republicans could eventually take it away. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado.


2014-11-23 02:53:15 -0700

Russian President Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Kremlin in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow would be isolated internationally over the Ukraine crisis and said Russia's economy would not be the only one to suffer from Western sanctions and falls in oil prices and the rouble. The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and its backing for separatists in the east opposed to Kiev's rule. "We understand the fatality of an 'Iron Curtain' for us," Putin was quoted as saying the TASS news agency in an interview published on Sunday. ...


2014-11-23 03:42:25 -0700