Republicans Open New Discussion on Immigration

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_8720c66984.jpgABC/Martin H. Simon (CAMBRIDGE, Md.) -- House Speaker John Boehner presented a set of principles to Republican lawmakers Thursday that would offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to legalization, but not citizenship. At a retreat for Republican lawmakers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, immigration was a central point of discussion as Boehner and other GOP leaders unveiled a list of standards to kick off debate on the controversial immigration legislation.

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State Dept.: Syria 'Dragging Its Feet' on Weapons Removal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_2c37de9547.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday that the international community is not ready to give up on diplomacy with Syria, even as the American delegation to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons issued a stinging condemnation of Syria "dragging its feet" on the removal of chemical weapons.

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Trey Radel to Resign from Congress

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_3dc5f4cb2b.jpgUS Congress (WASHINGTON) -- Florida Republican Rep. Trey Radel is resigning just months after being charged with cocaine possession. Radel's chief of staff and senior GOP leadership sources confirm to ABC News that the freshman congressman will resign Monday in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner.

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White House Unveils Six State of the Union Guests

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_aa6f181a06.jpgBill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The White House has partially unveiled the list of guests who will join first lady Michelle Obama in her box at the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Six names have been revealed thus far, including two survivors of the April terror attack on the Boston Marathon and the first male athlete in a major American sport to come out as openly gay.

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Sen. Schumer to Propose 'Avonte's Law' to Track Children with Autism

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_660fbf927a.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is set to propose "Avonte's Law," a piece of legislation aimed at preventing incidents like the tragic death of autistic New York teen Avonte Oquendo. Schumer's proposal calls for tracking devices to be used to keep tabs on children with autism, similar to a federal program that tracks those individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

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