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Keystone vote tackles questions already answered

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Many in the oil industry say the Keystone XL pipeline has already been bypassed by history.

Obama to announce immigration order in prime time Thursday

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama will announce his controversial and long-anticipated plan that would shield millions of immigrants from deportation with a prime-time address Thursday night from the White House.

U.S. reviewing how it deals with families of American hostages

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

The Obama administration is reviewing its policies for helping the families of Americans held hostage overseas, following criticism from Congress and families of captives later executed by the Islamic State.

Buffalo area hit with epic snow _ with more coming

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Homeowners opened their front doors to find themselves sealed in by sheer walls of white. Shovelers turned walkways into head-high canyons. A woman gave birth in a firehouse after the snow prevented her from reaching the hospital.

Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.

Senate falls shy on Keystone vote; battle to continue

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Texas clout grows in U.S. House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation win more committee chairmanships.

No on Keystone pipeline _ but GOP vows replay

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January.