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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Obama over time has been embraced and scorned by immigrant advocates who h…

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Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama.

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room as they eat a meal after a day’s hard work in Mumbai, India. In 1981, nearly 1.7 billion Asians were living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, the figure is about 700 million. But vast numbers cannot aspire to rise much further. About…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 23, 2014 photo, a group of people share a room in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor, rag picking or other meager livelihoods. Even migrants who arrived in cities yea…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, residents of a chawl, a large building divided into many separate dwellings to offer cheap and basic accommodation, stand in a balcony with new residential buildings in the background, in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asi…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, an Indian man watches from the balcony of a broken house as new high-rise apartments are seen in the background, in Mumbai, India. About 80 percent of the 3.6 billion people in developing Asian countries still live on less than $5 a day, many relying on day labor…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, people walk in an alley at a densely populated slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, wher…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 3, 2014 photo, children play at a slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, where the wealth gap is growing i…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this July 3, 2014 photo, a young girl takes a break on a table at a slum near the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that true for many in Asia, where the…

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, a woman walks along a city canal as office and apartment construction site is seen in the background at a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Across the developing world, migration from country to city has long been a potential path out of poverty. Less and less is that …

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Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.

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Pence raising cash for state Senate GOP candidates

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence will help raise money for Republican candidates looking to build on their party's supermajority in the Indiana Senate.

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Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital.

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, Om Yun Chol of North Korea reacts after making a good lift during the men's 56kg weightlifting competition at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The Asian Games, an Olympic-style event for more than 10,000 athletes from 45 nations, …

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, a young artist performs during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. The Asian Games, an Olympic-style event for more than 10,000 athletes from 45 nations, kicked off Friday in South…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Japan's Kana Kitahara, left, fights for the ball against China's Yang Li during the women's first round group B soccer match for the 17th Asian Games at Namdong Asiad Rugby Field in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. The Asian Games, an Olympi…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

Chinese tennis player Li Na wipes her tears during a press conference to announce her retirement in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this Dec. 2013 photo provided by a crew member of the boat San Aspring of New Zealand fishing company Sanford, Capt. John Bennett shows a colossal squid he and and his crew caught on the boat in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea. The 350 kilograms (770 pound) creature, which has tentacles like…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, people wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. The Apple's new devices were released on Friday in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The Chinese city took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a sidewalk with a separat…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, piglets are carried over floodwaters by a resident as they return to their home after fleeing earlier due to a swollen river in suburban San Mateo, Rizal province, Philippines. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines Mo…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, commuters are ferried on a three-wheeled tricycle locally known as "sidecar" after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis in the Philippines. Heavy rains from a storm and the seaso…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, trapped residents are rescued to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, and most parts of the metropolis. Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused …

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, central Java, Indonesia. The volcano erupted early Thursday as ash fell on some villages and activity was banned within 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of …

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping walk for a meeting in New Delhi, India. Xi and Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed…

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