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Americans freed from North Korea return home

Two Americans freed from North Korea return to the U.S. via Joint Base Lewis-McChord

FILE - In this May 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington following his meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki. Obama on Monday, June 2, 2014, described a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexican border as an "urgent humanitarian situation," as the White House asked Congress for an extra $1.4 billion in federal money to cope.

President Obama announces Attorney General nominee

President Barack Obama announces his Attorney General nominee

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Americans detained in North Korea ‘on their way home’

U.S. intelligence officials say two American citizens are on their way home from North Korea after their release from prison there.

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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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Anjali Gautam, of Bhutan, poses with her certificate of citizenship as her father, Shyam, snaps a picture during a Halloween-themed…

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Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch for attorney general

Lynch, 55, would be the first African-American woman to hold the job if she is confirmed by the Senate.

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Home Depot: 53M email addresses stolen in breach

The world's largest home improvement chain said hackers stole customer data from millions of customers.

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Obama to host Congress leaders as post-election battles boil

Republican victors and President Barack Obama will assess what legislation can be enacted despite years of confrontation.

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Appeals court upholds gay marriage bans

A federal appeals court bucked a recent trend of pro-gay marriage decisions by upholding bans in four states.

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Berlin plans ‘people’s party’ to mark 25 years since fall of Wall

The German capital will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a huge street party.

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Unemployment drops, wages, productivity up

Claims have been below the 300,000 threshold for eight straight weeks, suggesting employment growth is gaining momentum.

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon trying out taxi deliveries

The Internet retailer is exploring alternative delivery methods to speed up shipments.

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U.S.-led air strikes hit al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State targeted the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in northwest Syria.

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Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Obama seeks $6.2B to fight Ebola

Congress will be asked to approve $6.2 billion in new funds to combat Ebola in West Africa and the U.S.

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Private sector adds 230K jobs

The U.S. economy has produced more than 200,000 private-sector jobs for a record seven straight months.

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Americans are still texting and driving

More than a quarter of texting drivers believe they "can easily do several things at once, even while driving."

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Former ‘American Idol’ Aiken loses bid for Congress

The former "Idol" runner-up was up against incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers in the state's 2nd District.

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Voters give nod to legal pot in Oregon, Alaska, D.C.

The key victories could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

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Tough road ahead for Obama after Republicans seize Senate

Republicans rode a wave of voter discontent to seize control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

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Big plays help Huskies race past Beavers

Washington's John Ross returns a punt against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle.

The Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

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WWU men wins exhibition at American University-Puerto Rico

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Western Washington University concluded its trip to Puerto Rico on Saturday by defeating American University, 85-68, in a men's basketball exhibition game at Complejo Deportive.

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WWU women defeats UCSD

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The Western Washington University women's basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit and went on to claim an 80-77 overtime win over UC-San Diego to conclude final-day action at the West Region Crossover Classic on Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

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Squalicum girls capture 2A state soccer title

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The Squalicum Storm girls soccer team won the 2A state soccer championship, defeating the Shorecrest Scots, Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.

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Viking men place fourth, women sixth at West Regional Championships

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Katelyn Steen takes women's title, both squads qualify for nationals