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Obama could cut deal on Keystone pipeline

The controversial Keystone pipeline could become leverage with Republicans.

Congress

Senate narrowly rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline

The Senate's 59-41 vote Tuesday night was a nail-biter to the end.

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Falling gas prices could boost holiday spending

Lower gas prices could mean a brighter Christmas season.

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Ford recalls 65K Fusion sedans

Ford is recalling the midsize cars because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.

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Emergency declared as Missouri awaits decision

The city is on edge as it awaits a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen.

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Americans among those killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday.

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White House reviewing policy on U.S. hostages held my militants

The President has ordered a review of policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas.

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Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline

Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the Senate late will send a bill to the desk of President Barack Obama.

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Number of foreign students in U.S. hits record high

The number of foreign exchange students studying at American universities is at a record high.

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The Pope will visit U.S. next year

Pope Francis says he would visit the U.S. next year, his first trip as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.

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Obamacare enters new phase with little fanfare

The HealthCare.gov website relaunched with little fanfare this weekend and appeared to work smoothly as the second enrollment period starts.

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Democrats urge Obama to act on immigration

President Barack Obama has said he will use his executive powers to make changes to America's immigration system.

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Military scrambles to keep its edge despite budget woes

Short of funds, and awash in global challenges, the military is betting on new technologies to stay ahead of potential foes.

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Beheaded U.S. hostage remembered for fearless dedication

Peter Kassig, the U.S. aid worker beheaded by ISIS militants, was remembered for his devotion to helping people.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the big news stories of the week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Prince William, Kate to visit U.S. next month

The trip will take the royal couple to New York for the first time.

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Walmart workers plan Black Friday protest

Your shopping plans could be impacted as workers plan protests at more than 1,000 stores nationwide.

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Americans are getting back into shopping

Signs point to consumers spending with more gusto, which could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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Boehner won’t rule out gov’t. shutdown over immigration fight

Trying to block President Barack Obama from revising immigration policies could lead to another government shutdown.

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Internal review cites Secret Service failures at White House

An intruder was able to scale the White House fence because of "major" Secret Service failures.

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Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hits a sixth inning rbi double in Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.

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Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight

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Police were called to The Metropolitan at The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Saturday.

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No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble

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Kentucky players wait to enter the game against Montana State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 86-28.

The impressive performances this week allowed Kentucky to consolidate its spot atop the AP poll on Monday, earning all but three votes from the 65-member media panel.

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Former Mariner Randy Johnson among 17 newcomers on 2015 HOF ballot

Seattle Mariner pitcher Randy Johnson throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of game six of the ALCS in Seattle Tuesday Oct. 17, 1995.

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on baseball's Hall of Fame ballot announced Monday

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WWU women’s hoops: Peacocke named GNAC co-Player of the Week

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Sophomore earns all-tourney honors at West Region Crossover Classic