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Climate change ruling looms over immigration case

The conservative legal challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, in line for U.S. Supreme Court review, would force the justices to wrestle with their own conflicting votes on when states have a legal right to sue the federal government.


Justice Department to take immigration lawsuit to Supreme Court

The fight over President Obama's executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was opposed by Republicans and challenged by 26 states.


FBI offer of assistance in Egypt crash probe goes unanswered: U.S. source

Neither Russia nor Egypt has accepted an offer from the FBI to assist them.


Obama, Netanyahu look to mend fractured relationship

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to mend their fractured relationship when they meet at the White House today.


VW engineers allegedly admitted rigging CO2 emissions

A German newspaper says VW engineers tampered with tire pressure and mixed diesel with their motor oil to make them use less fuel, a deception that began in 2013 and carried on until the spring of this year.


U.S. will not pause Keystone review; Obama expected to reject

The U.S. denied a request to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the project's rejection by the Obama administration.


Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy but criticized for its opacity.


Islamic State likely brought down Russian plane

Counter-terrorism experts say there's a significant possibility that ISIS is behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.


Obama says Syria deployment doesn’t break no ‘boots on ground’ pledge

President Barack Obama said the planned deployment of dozens of U.S. special forces to Syria to advise opposition forces fighting Islamic State did not break his promise not to put "boots on the ground" in the Syrian conflict.


A look at the potential causes of Russian plane crash

Investigators are still trying to determine what led to the breakup of a Metrojet plane Saturday.


U.S. to deploy small number of special forces to Syria in advisory role: sources

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to deploy a small number of special operations forces to Syria.


10 Things To Know For Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


U.S., West see only modest gains likely at Syrian talks

More than a dozen powers are heading to Vienna for a fresh effort to end Syria's four-year civil war in which the United States and its Western and Gulf allies are at odds with Russia and its regional supporters, including Iran.


U.S. weighs special forces in Syria, helicopters in Iraq

The United States is considering sending a small number of special operations forces to Syria and attack helicopters to Iraq as it weighs options to build momentum in the battle against Islamic State, U.S. officials said.

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