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- New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians
The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief
President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.
- The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year
Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.
- Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.
The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.
- Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration
Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.
- Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo
Melissa Block talks to Mark Poloncarz, the Erie County Executive, about the snow situation in his area.
- Obama's Immigration Action Has Roots In Reagan Policy
The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan 28 years ago this month. Republican presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush later expanded on it.
- Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?
Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest <em>Intelligence Squared U.S.</em> debate.
- Obama To Focus On Nevada After Executive Action On Immigration
President Obama will be in Nevada on Friday to talk about executive action for undocumented immigrants.
- White House Acknowledges Over-Counting Obamacare Signups
The administration said some people who had dental plans separate from their health care coverage were mistakenly counted twice. The GOP says it was a deliberate attempt to inflate the numbers.
- 7 Questions About The President's Immigration Plan Answered
The president's executive action will grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally. Here's what you should know.
- Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'
The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."
- Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony
An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.
- How To Catch A Cattle Thief
Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.
- Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'
The state has so far spent $6 million trying to eradicate the giant African land snail, an invasive species that devours gardens, carries disease and leaves behind a trail of foul-smelling mucus.