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Congress to vote this week on party leaders

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives will select party leaders this week for the new Congress that begins in January.

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Nurses to protest,strike over Ebola measures

Nurses will stage rallies on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for workers treating the deadly Ebola virus.

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U.S., China sign symbolic emissions plan

The U.S. and China announced a plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions.

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Easier mortgage rules, rates bring back home buyers

Home buyers are returning to the market after almost a year as interest rates stabilize.

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Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day

America pauses to salute the 23 million U.S. veterans, called the "backbone of the nation."

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PHOTOS: Veterans Day remembrances

America pauses to honor its heroes on Nov. 11.

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There is no one in the U.S. being treated for Ebola

The release of Dr. Craig Spencer from an NYC hospital means no one in the U.S. is being treated for the deadly virus.

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Coldest air of the season set to blast most of U.S.

Only Florida, Hawaii, and the Southwest will be spared from a bone-chilling Arctic blast.

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Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep to get Presidential Medal

Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw, and Stevie Wonder are the latest Americans to be getting the nation's highest honor for civilians.

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Officials hope Obamacare site avoids last year’s problems

Officials unveiled an improved Healthcare.gov in an effort to avoid the technical meltdown that plagued its launch last year.

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Ferguson, Mo. braces for grand jury decision, protests

Tensions are building as a grand jury decides whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

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History of the holiday: Veterans Day

WATCH: A look at the history of the holiday honoring those who fought for America, both living and dead.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Beijing November 10, 2014.

Obama pressures FCC for strong net neutrality rules

President Barack Obama said higher-fee "fast lanes" should be banned and Internet providers should be overseen more like public utilities are.

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Veterans Day free dinner deals

In honor of Veterans Day, many restaurants will serve America's heroes for free on Nov. 11.

A view shows U.S. postal service mail boxes at a post office in Encinitas, California February 6, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service reports data breach

The U.S. Postal Service reported a data breach that may have compromised employee personal information.

Kenneth Bae, second from left, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, is greeted after arriving Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission.

Two Americans freed by North Korea return to U.S. soil

Two Americans freed from North Korea stepped off a plane after a top-ranking U.S. intelligence official traveled to Pyongyang to bring them home.

U.S. President Barack Obama answers a reporter's question about North Korea after naming U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch as his pick to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington November 8, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Obama defends plan to act on immigration

President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying he had waited long enough for Congress to act.

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Collecting Berlin Wall memories, 25 years later

Art professor Sheryl Oring hopes to get a sense of how people today feel about one of the most pivotal moments in modern world history.

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U.S. to send more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to help fight ISIS.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has heart procedure

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure after reporting discomfort following routine exercise.

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Storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel for millions

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A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges and threatening to cancel flights across the country. a

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Judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi

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U.S. judges overturned measures that voters approved a decade ago in both socially conservative Southern states.