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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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PHOTOS: Wild wintry weather

Record-setting snowfall is burying some cities as the entire country is plunged into below-freezing temps.

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Obama could cut deal on Keystone pipeline

The controversial Keystone pipeline could become leverage with Republicans.

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Falling gas prices could boost holiday spending

Lower gas prices could mean a brighter Christmas season.

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Law Enforcement Reports

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A Spencer man wanted on six warrants was taken into custody on Monday...

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Arnolds Park Accident

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Two Lakes area people are injured in a two vehicle accident...

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Highway 18 Accident

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Two are injured in a multi vehicle accident east of Algona...

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Rock Island Project Opposition

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Over 1000 Iowans, including some local have objections to a two billion dollar project...

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Spencer School Buildings

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The Spencer schools are looking at building projects...