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Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:34:33 -0500
The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season. 
Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive. 
In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. 
London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes. 
Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies. 
Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday. 
House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:52:00 -0500
The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012. 
Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:05:00 -0500
The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers. 
These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:27:47 -0500
President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants. 
With Warm Weather On The Way, Buffalo Residents Shovel Out  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:19:00 -0500
Robert Siegel talks with Buffalo News reporter Lou Michel, who's been out on the street covering the aftermath of the Buffalo snow storm. 
Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:01:00 -0500
Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly. 
Obama's Immigration Action Bittersweet For Many Families  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:00 -0500
More immigrants now qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Robert Siegel talks with Rocio Andiola in Mesa, Ariz. She is now eligible for DACA but her mother isn't. 
Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:46:00 -0500
The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market. 
San Francisco Proposes Predictable Scheduling To Help Hourly Workers  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:00 -0500
The city is poised to pass legislation to make hourly workers' schedules more predictable. Large retailers will also have to offer more hours to part-time employees before hiring someone else 
Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:34:00 -0500
The state did not expand Medicaid so many of their target audience — African-Americans and Latinos — may make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get subsidies.