Amazon is developing an unmaned aircraft project that it hopes will deliver purchases in 30 minutes or less. The FAA has been struggling to write regulations for such aircraft, but is expected to release rules this month. AP hide caption

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Even minor offenses can affect nearly every aspect of a person's life, including eligibility for housing, social services, professional licenses, student loans, immigration status, and even volunteer opportunities. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was a lead sponsor of a bill that would allow special savings accounts for people with disabilities. She spoke about her son Cole, who has Down syndrome, on the House floor. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republican Senator-elect Thom Tillis of North Carolina says he expects his party to challenge the president immediately on immigration, and that he hopes President Obama's Defense and Justice nominees will be acceptable to both parties. Davis Turner/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama's veto threat against a proposed deal between top Senate Democrats and House Republicans has stalled progress on renewing an expired package of tax breaks. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, says "the average person is working longer hours, lower wages, and they do not see any political party standing up and fighting for their rights." Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A Malaysian flag sits on a table among other flags during a news conference at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement talks in July 2012 in San Diego. Nearly two and a half years later, the deal remains incomplete. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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President Obama meets with congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House on Friday. The president signaled a desire for bipartisan cooperation, but important differences remain between the White House and GOP lawmakers. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Fast-food workers and activists demonstrate outside a Chicago McDonald's in July in favor of a higher minimum wage. Illinois voters on Tuesday called on the state Legislature to approve a $10 minimum wage. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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