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Dream Action Coalition Co-director Cesar Vargas, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2014. He wants immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to later be allowed to serve in the military. AP hide caption

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GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military

Some members of Congress would like to allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children to serve. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up a key defense bill over it.

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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

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Train Derailment Highlights Amtrak's Infrastructure Needs

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Nine media organizations, including The New York Times and National Geographic, have signed a deal to distribute their content through a new Facebook feature called "Instant Articles." Facebook hide caption

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Facebook Courts News Giants Into A Deal To Share Viewers, And Revenues

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Dream Action Coalition Co-director Cesar Vargas, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2014. He wants immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to later be allowed to serve in the military. AP hide caption

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GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military

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Family detention centers such as this one in Karnes City, Texas, could be forced to close after a judge ruled that holding children for long periods violates current standards. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Standards For Child Migrants Could Force Detention Centers To Close

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When Democratic opposition delayed a major Asia-Pacific trade deal, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked if the administration had to do some hand-holding with the 11 countries involved in the talks. "I don't know how 'snafu' translates into a variety of Asian languages," he said. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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How Do You Say 'Snafu' In Japanese?

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How Do You Say 'Snafu' In Japanese?

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