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Thu November 20, 2014

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

President Obama addressed the nation, Nov. 11, 2014 revealing the specific executive actions he would take to address immigration.
White House YouTube.com

President Obama addressed the nation from the East Room in the White House, outlining his plans for executive action to address immigration. In summary the president's announced actions are:

  • Delay the deportation of undocumented parents of children legally in the country
  • Protect children brought into the country illegally before Jan. 1, 2010
  • Direct officials to concentrate on deporting criminals and individuals who are a national security threat

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Thu November 20, 2014

Top Stories: Florida College Shooting; Director Mike Nichols Dies

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 7:37 am

Tallahassee police chief Michael Deleo, left and FSU police chief David Perry talk with the media about a shooting at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, Fla. Thursday Nov 20, 2014.
Mark Wallheiser AP

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police.

-- Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83.

And here are more early headlines:

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Thu November 20, 2014
Arts District

Denver Beards And Neckties, All From Your Local Neighborhood Vending Machine

Neighbor Supply vends a variety of locally made products
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Condoms, burritos, and neckties now have something in common, you can score one from a vending machine. The latter of the three, one Denverites' attempt to garner attention for locally made products, albeit in an unconventional setting.

Avant-garde inside and out, Neighbor Supply shakes up both the typical products and the look of a vending machine – be prepared to lighten your wallet with a wooden-faced vendor that deals out local, largely handmade artisanal goods.

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Thu November 20, 2014

Women Have Always Been Farmers, Now They’re Being Counted

The co-owner of a dairy near Fort Morgan, Colo., Mary Kraft says the skills needed to be a successful farmer have changed in recent years.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

When farmer Sondra Pierce had her first child, she decided to forgo daycare.

“Soon as I had my son, because I had my son very early, I would put his car seat in the tractor and he would ride with me,” Pierce said.

During harvest on her sugar beet farm in rural Boulder County, Colo., she’d buckle him up in the seat right next to her.

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Wed November 19, 2014

Colorado Farm Bureau, Business Roundtable Unhappy With President's Immigration Move

A screencap of the President speaking about immigration reform in Las Vegas in 2013.
White House YouTube.com

A day before President Barack Obama announces a series of steps protecting around 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally, representatives from the Colorado Business Roundtable and The Colorado Farm Bureau urged Congress to take action and dismissed the president's plan as potentially damaging to any legislative solution.

The representatives called on Colorado's legislative delegation to pass immigration reform in Congress before the end of the current session.

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