In March 2014, President Obama directed Labor Secretary Tom Perez to modernize overtime protections. A federal judge Tuesday blocked implementation of the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 1. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the United States in August with his family, pushes a shopping cart in El Cajon, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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White House Wants To Resettle 110,000 Refugees In U.S. Next Year

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Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing ACLU Director Reviews Tenure Fighting National Security Battles

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

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President Barack Obama responds to questions on Russia's intervention in Syria during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House, October 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Mike Theiler /UPI /Landov hide caption

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When It Comes To Counterterrorism, Why Bush And Obama Aren't So Far Apart

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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and businessman Donald Trump greet each on stage at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama has reason to smile. He's now just three votes shy of being able to sustain a veto of a resolution of congressional disapproval of his Iran nuclear deal — that is, of being able to advance the deal over Republican objections. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

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President Obama with Cuban President Raul Castro during their historic meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Loretta Lynch has handled or supervised a wide range of cases including New York police brutality against a Haitian immigrant, a $45 million cybertheft involving ATMs and the ongoing fraud prosecution of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Brooklyn Prosecutor Could Be Nominated Attorney General In Coming Days

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) listens to Tom Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, explain the work researchers are conducting in a lab in the Galveston National Laboratory on Tuesday. Numerous Republicans, including Perry, have linked the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. to border control and other political issues. Jennifer Reynolds/AP hide caption

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In U.S., Ebola Turns From A Public Health Issue To A Political One

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