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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 MoscowBy Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'. In an interview published by state news agency TASS on Sunday, Putin also said Western sanctions against Moscow, combined with the slide in the rouble and oil price falls would have no "catastrophic consequences" on Russia's economy. ...


2014-11-23 06:05:34 -0700