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Obama awards Medal of Freedom to 18 Americans

President Barack Obama presented the highest U.S. civilian honor to 18 people including actress Meryl Streep and singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

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Grand jury won’t indict Ferguson officer in fatal shooting

A grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of protests.

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Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary

Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.

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Obama to Republican critics on immigration: ‘Pass a bill’

The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.

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Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies

Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine, has died.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

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House Republicans sue over Obamacare

Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

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Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infastructure

China could invade the computer systems of utilities, aviation networks, and financial companies, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency has warned.

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Graco recalls 5M strollers for amputation hazard

Graco has recalled 11 models of strollers after several people have seriously injured themselves.

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Obama unveils immigration plan, setting up showdown

The most sweeping immigration reform in a generation eases the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.

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Does your state have a ‘miserable’ Thanksgiving?

If you live in Ohio, Iowa, or Maine, your Thanksgiving might be more 'fight' than 'festive.'

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Obama seeks to build Congress support for immigration reform

The changes could allow as many as 5 million undocumented people to come out of the shadows and into American society.

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Minivan crash tests: Toyota tops, Nissan, Dodge poor

Four of the top-selling models were crash tested and only one faired well.

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Lawmakers want auto workers to report faulty parts

Senators plan to introduce legislation to encourage employees to report information on faulty parts to federal authorities.

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3 shot in Florida State library

Three students were shot when a gunman opened fire on campus early on Thursday.

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Obama to unveil immigration plan Thursday

The controversial plan on immigration policy is a go-it-alone move that could deepen the partisan divide.

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A year’s worth of snow in a few days

An unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow contributed to multiple deaths.

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VW recalls 442K cars to fix suspension problem

Volkswagen is recalling hundreds of thousands of Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure.

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Taylor Swift and J. Cole rule Billboard charts

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"Woman of the Year" honoree Taylor Swift attends the 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.

Taylor Swift is celebrating her longest reign at the top of the U.S. pop chart after Blank Space racked up a fifth week at number one.

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Stevie Wonder welcomes ninth child

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In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs “Songs in the Key of Life” tour Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Stevie Wonder and his partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter called Nia.

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ in win for N. Korean hackers

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The $44 million raunchy comedy was scheduled to debut on Christmas Day.

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REVIEW: Modern ‘Annie’ a mixed bag

This photo released by Colombia Pictures - Sony shows Jamie Foxx, left, as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Annie."

"Annie" gets an update for the new film version of the classic musical, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis.