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Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

Updated: 11/21/2014 - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Posted: 11/19/2014 - A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end - are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

Obama signs bill to revamp federal child care aid

Posted: 11/19/2014 - Federally subsidized child care providers will now have to conduct criminal background checks on their workers under new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids

Updated: 11/19/2014 - A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" - a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its eraser end - are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.

5th death attributed to New York snow

Updated: 11/19/2014 - Officials say a fifth death is being attributed to an unrelenting lake-effect snowstorm that has blanketed parts of western New York.

NTSB: Government aircraft regulations apply to drones

Updated: 11/18/2014 - The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

Parents of slain US aid worker 'heartbroken'

Updated: 11/16/2014 - The parents of an American aid worker slain by Islamic State militants say they are "heartbroken" by his death but "incredibly proud" of his humanitarian work.

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