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Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees. Suzette Laboy/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

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EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

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Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

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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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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 23. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A local business is boarded up in anticipation of another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday. A day after people set fire to buildings in the city, President Obama said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities." Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., in August, where he met with elected and police officials and community members. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

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A guide for applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA program in 90 days. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

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Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

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House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

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