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November 7th, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Ukraine: Russia moved tanks across border

(CNN) – In Donetsk they are burying the dead after a fragile September ceasefire fatally frays.

Mourners Friday at a Russian orthodox church wept as they laid to rest two teenagers killed in a shelling attack near the airport in Donetsk Wednesday. The teens are two of more than 4,000 who have been killed in what  is looking like proxy war between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's government.
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November 7th, 2014
06:08 PM ET

Vet, lawmaker: 3,000 troops will not be enough for war against ISIS

(CNN) – President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.

Iraq War veteran Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, says he is not surprised, and predicts more troops will be needed.
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November 7th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Dem. lawmaker: Obama should go forward on immigration action

(CNN) – One day after Republicans routed Democrats in the midterm elections, President Obama vowed executive action on immigration if Congress does not act, a move Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says he supports.

"The President is in a position where he has said he's going to do something, and I think he feels that he needs to do this," said Hoyer.
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November 7th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Obama hosts post-election power lunch

(CNN) – Was it a power lunch, or a food fight? President Barack Obama hosted congressional leaders for the first time since Democrats were kicked around on election night.

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

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November 7th, 2014
11:47 AM ET

In pick for Attorney General, Obama goes outside his team

(CNN) – President Barack Obama made his first big decision following this week's bruising midterm election.

Obama is expected to nominate Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, for Attorney General, U.S. officials briefed on the matter told CNN.

Solicitor General Don Verrilli and the Secretary of Labor Tom Perez were other contenders for the job. The fact that Obama reached outside his team and is anticipated to pick Lynch signals the President is reaching outside his comfort zone.

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the significance of Obama's decision in the video above.

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