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U.S. Freezes Russian Assets

The sanctions are aimed at Vladimir Putin’s inner political circle.

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For GOP, Midterms Are About More Than Just Opposing Obamacare

As Republican strategist Karl Rove points out, “ObamaCare is a potent issue that hurts Democrats badly but isn’t sufficient by itself.”

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Obama Hosts Palestinian Leader

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The White House says that it is “doing everything it can” to help both the Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace.

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Obama Huddles With Immigration Reform Supporters

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was noticeably absent from the private meeting.

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Obama: You May Have To Find A New Doctor

The president said that Americans looking to join an Affordable Care Act exchange may have to switch doctors.

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State Department Promises Sanctions If Referendum Occurs

A senior State Department official said Friday that sanctions against Russia are a foregone conclusion if the referendum goes forward on Sunday.

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Scott Brown Inches Closer To New Hampshire Senate Bid

The former Massachusetts Senator, who was voted out in 2012, is expected to launch an exploratory committee.

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U.S. Vaguely Threatening Sanctions Against Russia

The White House noted Thursday that the situation in Ukraine “is not getting better.”

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Holder Proposes Reducing Sentences For Drug Traffickers

If adopted, the plan would shrink the federal prison population by more than 6,500 over the next five years.

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Obama Looks To Expand Overtime Pay

“If you’re working hard [and] barely making ends meet, you should be paid overtime, period,” the president said.

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The World in 2:00 – November 25, 2015

The World in 2:00

The U.N. warns that political crisis in Burundi is dragging the country toward civil war.

DHS Releases Video On Refugee Vetting Process

Refugees wait for food deliveries at Syria's Yarmouk camp. February 26,2014. UN Photo/UNRWA.

“We can continue to ensure our own security, while doing our share to welcome refugees fleeing violence,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said.

Wednesday, November 25

● USPIRG releases 30th annual toy safety report

● 86,000 Syrian immigrants live in the U.S.

● Atheist “nativity” celebrates Bill of Rights

● Doctors endorse wider use of generic drugs

● Post office starts “Letters FROM Santa”

● Girls’ toy list: Barbie soars as Frozen fades

Pentagon: Russian Jet Was Flying Over Anti-Assad Rebel Area

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that U.S. forces heard the Turks give ten warnings to the two Russian pilots to leave the airspace.

Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency After Bus Blast Kills Presidential Guards

Tunisian President has declared a month-long state of emergency after the bus explosion carrying presidential guards killed 12 and injuring at least 17. Sources say the attack may have been linked the Islamic State group (ISIS).

US-Led Coalition Against IS to ‘Continue as Planned’ After Turkish Border Dispute With Russia

A spokesman for the US-led military campaign against IS confirmed Turkish claims that the downed Russian warplane was given ten warnings over a period of five minutes.