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November 21, 2014

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OBAMA-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama invites a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far-reaching changes to the U.S. immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation while testing the limits of his presidential powers.

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HONDURAS-BEAUTY QUEEN

SANTA BARBARA, Honduras — The killing of Miss Honduras and a sister is both a family tragedy and a national outrage in a country caught in a homicidal bloodbath. While many of the daily dead are gangsters, drug traffickers and police officers, many others are taxi drivers, journalists, abused women and other innocents caught in the line of fire like beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado. By Alberto Arce.

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BILL COSBY

BOCA RATON, Florida — A Florida woman who has came forward became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. By Matt Sedensky.

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EBOLA AID

NEW YORK — U.S. officials acknowledge disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding. By Mike Stobbe and Maria Cheng.

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MEXICO-MISSING STUDENTS

MEXICO CITY — Tens of thousands march in the capital demanding that authorities find 43 missing college students, seeking to pressure the government on a day normally reserved for the celebration of Mexico’s 1910-17 Revolution. By Mark Stevenson and Christopher Sherman.

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WINTRY WEATHER

BUFFALO, New York — A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still faced the threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend that raised the possibility of flooding.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE:

AIR BAG RECALL-CONGRESS

WASHINGTON — There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe. By Tom Krisher and Marcy Gordon

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

LATIN GRAMMYS

UNDATED — Enrique Iglesias picks up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade, winning three trophies including song of the year for his platinum hit, “Bailando,” while Calle 13 set a record for most Latin Grammy wins with 21. By Mesfin Fekadu.

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