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After part 1 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finals, it’s clear who deserves to win this season



It’s finals week on Dancing with the Stars and just one more night of performances before the mirrorball finds a new home

And with just four points separating the remaining teams, this week saw two dances from each of the four finalists — one judges’ pick and one freestyle dance, with solid results for all

There was also some real-life drama coming out of Missouri, where a grand jury decide not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, which caused a number of…

Chuck Hagel’s two-year career in 20 photos



Secretary of State Chuck Hagel stepped down from his post on Monday after two weeks of back-and-forth meetings with President Obama, who reportedly requested Hagel’s resignation on Friday.

“Chuck Hagel has been no ordinary secretary of defense,” Obama said at a press conference on Monday. “He understands our men and women like few others, because he stood where they stood. He’s been in the dirt, and he stood in the mud.”

Hagel, a former Republican senator and enlisted soldier, served as…

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns



WASHINGTON — A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

His decision comes after two weeks of meetings with President Obama, the New York Times reported, with the president requesting Hagel’s resignation on Friday

Hagel, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. Obama is expected to announce the resignation Monday.

The official insisted on anonymity because this person was not…

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78



WASHINGTON — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

Instead, Barry will be remembered for a single night in a downtown Washington hotel room and the grainy video that showed him lighting a crack pipe in the company of a much-younger woman. When FBI…

Silicon Valley gets slim pickings from Obama on immigration



Silicon Valley leaders watched U.S. President Barack Obama’s immigration reform speech on Thursday, hoping that he would help tech companies by expanding visa and green card programs — but they had no such luck

Obama’s announcement included deportation protection for 5 million undocumented immigrants, but his plan will not do much for college-educated immigrants who come to the U.S. looking to jumpstart their careers


Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry



President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most — Kevin!

No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry.

The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. when he suddenly realized he’d forgotten his super-secure, NSA-developed smartphone.

“I forgot something,” Obama told White House reporters who had gathered to see him off. He bounded back inside the White House as a handful of…

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves never gets old



It’s a tradition as old as time, or at least Twitter, itself — Jimmy Kimmel subjects celebrities to read through the sludge tweeted about them.

Luckily for Kimmel, we’ll never stop having rude, insensitive things to say about the rich and famous. And luckily for us, having celebrities read those comments will never not be funny.

The eighth installment of the segment features Chris Pratt (who has anything bad to say about him?), John Stamos, Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears, among…

10 Republicans who want to sue Obama over his immigration plan



In a primetime address on Thursday evening, President Obama laid out his plan to overhaul the immigration system with a series of executive actions to protect millions of undocumented workers from deportation

Just moments after the president stepped away from his podium, Republicans lashed out against the action. Many called the overhaul an abuse of power because Obama didn’t work with Congress on the reform. However, some GOPers took things a step further and threatened to file lawsuits in…

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This French bulldog thinks he’s a diesel engine



A 3-year-old French bulldog named Dosh has the Internet fooled

The towel-draped pup sounds a lot like an idling diesel engine when he gets overheated

It’s a good thing this engine is idling, too, because we’re not ready to see this cute face take off quite yet.

Republican leaders lash out at Obama’s immigration plan



President Barack Obama announced a plan on Thursday that will protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, and top Republican lawmakers were outraged

Many Republican legislators have decried Obama’s plan for weeks now, saying that he is abusing his power as president by deciding to reform the immigration system without Congress

We’ve rounded up some GOP reactions, below

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

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