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Amelia Itnyre, 23, and Sebastian Cano, 21, students at University of California Davis, react after the vote to raise tuition fees was announced during the UC Regents meeting in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The Regents approved raising tuition by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
California tuition hike fight shifts to SacramentoUniversity of California tuition increases approved, setting up budget fight in state Capitol
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Members of the staff at the immigration and legal services office of Catholic Charities, from left, David Rosales, Rosario Mezo, Hassan Alzuhwira, and Luis Miguel Arango, listen during an impromptu meeting about the pending immigration action announcement by President Obama in Dallas, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Attorneys and advocacy groups are organizing and preparing for efforts to serve immigrants in Texas who will look to  qualify under a White House plan to protect them from deportation. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Emotions rise as people hear immigration planEmotions rise as people hear President Barack Obama's announcement on immigration reform plan
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Toby Johnson drills out a portion of the world's tallest wooden nutcracker, which will stand at just over 40 feet, at River Forks Park, Roseburg, Ore. Monday Nov. 17, 2014. The giant nutcracker will be the highlight of the Umpqua Festival of Lights. (AP Photos/The News-Review, Katie Alaimo)
Oregon festival's giant nutcracker: 41 feetNo nut too tough: Oregon holiday festival commissions 41-foot, 16,000-pound nutcracker
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President Barack Obama appears on screen at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration ordersObama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders to spare 5 million from deportation
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FILE - This June 14, 2011 file photo shows various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, in Willingboro, N.J. Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutinyPrice spikes for once-cheap generic drugs draw scrutiny from Senate lawmakers
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AP source: Bermuda to host 2017 America's CupPerson with knowledge of situation: Bermuda picked to host 2017 America's Cup
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UK police spied on reporters for years, docs showLawsuit, documents reveal years of police surveillance on British journalists
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Obama: Immigration shouldn't be 'deal breaker'Obama tell Republicans that differences on immigration should not be a 'deal breaker'
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Man in prison 19 years freed after claim recantedMan imprisoned 19 years released after woman, now grown, recants molestation story
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  • Traffic backs up on the Kennedy Expressway as commuters

    Most Thanksgiving travel expected since 2007, AAA says More people heading out for Thanksgiving this year as economy improves and gas prices fall Check out this story on Traffic backs up on the Kennedy Expressway as commuters and holiday travelers try to get an early start on their Thanksgiving travel on Nov. 27, 2013, in Chicago. That's the message from experts who say that an improving economy, more disposable income, consumer optimism and low gas prices are combining to create the biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in years. WCNC-TV Charlotte, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 03:19 PM
  • What it s like to be a nude art model

    Consider the naked man, standing on a small platform in Bottle Bottega, a cozy and handsome BYOB painting studio in Chicagoa a s Lakeview neighborhood. It is 7 p.m. on a Friday and there are 42 sets of eyes fixed on the naked man, the eyes of women who have gathered and will over the next couple of hours, with the aid of three attentive artists-instructors, make a painting of the naked man using canvases on easels in front of them, and paints and brushes lying nearby. Daily Reporter, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:37 AM
  • CTA Brown, Purple Line Express Service Resumes After Fire

    Nov. 18--Tuesday morning's nightmare commute from the North Side into downtown Chicago was triggered by separate fires, including a blaze in a building near the CTA's "L" tracks that disrupted Brown Line and Purple Line service and a CTA bus fire that turned Lake Shore Drive into a parking lot. Shortly after 1 a.m., fire crews were called to a fire at the former Mulligan School building in the 1800 block of North Sheffield Ave., a landmark building undergoing renovation. Mass Transit, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:40 AM
  • Bloodshot Records celebrates 20 years with tunes

    Chicagoa a s scrappy country-punk Bloodshot Records observes two decades in the music business trenches this year. Celebrating that benchmark, the label released the ambitious compilation A a A"While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot RecordsA a A this week. Daily Reporter, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 01:28 PM
  • Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

    Multiple shooting A police sergeant counts the number of bullets fired into a car involved in a multiple shooting at the corner of St. Louis and Chicago avenues. Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to police and neighbors. Red Eye Chicago, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 08:24 PM
  • Madison Historical Society wreath sale and benefit benefits former J.H. McGraw home

    Pictured is the home of Cindy and Bob McCann at 82 Prospect St. that will be the site of the Madison Historical Society's Annual Holiday Wreath Sale to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. The house, originally known as 'Edgewood,' is the former home of James H. McGraw, the co-founder of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. It was also the childhood home of Madison Mayor Bob Conley. The Jersey Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:00 PM
  • The Counter Burgers setting up in downtown Phoenix

    The Counter is moving into 50 N. Central Ave., the space that has sat vacant since Baja Fresh closed up there in 2013. The Counter tries to set itself apart by offering a "build your own burger" option. Business Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:43 PM
  • Lil Tits' 7 Year Bleed EP is an onslaught of heavy punk tunes

    Lil Tits might prove George Carlin's point that "tits" almost works better as an affectionate nickname than a swear word, but the music this trio makes together is anything but cutesy. The band's new EP 7 Year Bleed is a vicious onslaught of filthy punk tunes that carry more weight than their brief running times suggest. Chicago Reader, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:01 PM
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