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Ferguson Grand Jury Reconvening Monday

November 22, 2014 - 8:50pm
The grand jury deciding whether to indict a police officer in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown will reconvene Monday, according to a county official.

Leaders Seek Probe of NYPD Shooting

November 22, 2014 - 4:10pm
Civil-rights leaders and elected officials joined the family members of an unarmed man shot and killed by New York City police earlier this week, demanding changes in policing methods and a thorough investigation

U.S. Spells Out Grounds for Action Against Taliban

November 22, 2014 - 1:53pm
The White House has authorized U.S. military forces to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan if they pose a direct threat to the U.S. or its military forces or provide support to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.

Americans in Mexican Uniforms Chase Cartels

November 22, 2014 - 4:43am
U.S. Marshals Service personnel are disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico.

GOP Charts Course Against Immigration Move

November 21, 2014 - 8:43pm
GOP leaders balanced competing demands as they sought to convey their anger over President Obama’s immigration changes without letting that ire spiral into a government shutdown.

Officials Lay Out Rules for Police Handling of Ferguson Protests

November 21, 2014 - 8:24pm
“Rules of conduct” released as grand jury appeared close to announcing whether to indict a white police officer for the killing of an unarmed black teenager this summer.

Punishment of Police Under Scrutiny

November 21, 2014 - 8:13pm
The issue of police discipline is being scrutinized in cities around the country as oversight officials question the rate at which officers fired for misconduct return to the force.

New Perils Could Await Some Immigrant Workers

November 21, 2014 - 7:05pm
The implementation of President Obama’s immigration action will pose new tests for some immigrants, who could lose their jobs if they admit their status, as well as for businesses and government.

For Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs, Startup Visas Offer a Chance to Finish

November 21, 2014 - 6:56pm
The White House executive action on immigration seeks to ease the way for startup founders to work in the U.S.

Diplomas, With a Side of Specialized Study

November 21, 2014 - 5:53pm
Students in a variety of majors, but especially within liberal-arts subjects, are increasingly signing up for coding boot camps, online classes or going to community college to bolster their résumés and employability.

IRS Finds Missing Emails of Former Top Official in Targeting Probe

November 21, 2014 - 5:24pm
The watchdog agency for the Internal Revenue Service said it has found as many as 30,000 missing emails that could be relevant to a long-running congressional inquiry into alleged IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Obama Signs Immigration Action

November 21, 2014 - 2:58pm
President Obama kicked off his new immigration plan in Las Vegas on Friday, including signing an executive action offering a reprieve from deportation to millions of immigrants.

House GOP Files Suit Over Health Law

November 21, 2014 - 2:44pm
The Republicans in the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its health-care law in D.C. federal court.

Medical Device Sidelined Too Late for Some

November 21, 2014 - 2:22pm
While scrutiny over the power morcellator may save lives, women like Linda Interlichia are paying a grim price for decisions made before the alarms rang about the hysterectomy tool.

Obama to Visit India in January

November 21, 2014 - 1:44pm
President Obama will visit India in January as the guest of honor for the country’s symbolically important Republic Day celebrations—a sign of a significant warming of relations between the two countries.

How Surgical Robots Spurred Morcellator Use

November 21, 2014 - 12:02pm
As hundreds of thousands of women chose robotic hysterectomies, some doctors opted to use a technology the FDA has warned can worsen cancer: the power morcellator.

White House Cites Precedents for Immigration Action

November 21, 2014 - 11:22am
The White House is citing actions by former presidents Ford, Carter Eisenhower and others as precedent for President Barack Obama’s plan to grant new protections to millions of illegal immigrants.

GOP, Obama Tread a Delicate Political Path

November 21, 2014 - 10:24am
Analysis: This much is clear: President Obama sets off an explosion with his plan to act on his own to change the nation’s immigration practices. What’s less clear is what happens next in Washington, Gerald F. Seib says.

Obama Announces Moves to Overhaul Immigration

November 21, 2014 - 10:13am
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that millions of illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress.

Ahead of Ferguson Decision, Attorney General Urges Calm, Restraint

November 21, 2014 - 6:56am
Attorney General Eric Holder is urging police to minimize confrontation and protesters to be peaceful ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.