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Serafin Bahena (left) celebrates with others at Centro Civico Mexicano in Salt Lake City after President Barack Obama's nationally televised address Thursday night. | Rick Bowmer/AP

Obama offers relief from deportation amid Republican fury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage. Obama delivered a prime-time speech from the White House, where he outlined his plans to make a priority of deporting criminals — and not illegal immigrants who live here and have not gotten into trouble.

A member of the Secret Service's uniformed division talks with anti-amnesty activists as they gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Thursday night. | Getty Images

Obama's immigration executive order: Here are the details

WASHINGTON — Under President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, announced on Thursday, illegal immigrants who have minor run-ins with law enforcement will not have to worry about the incident triggering deportation, according to senior administration officials.

GOP reminding Obama of his flips on immigration exec orders

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Thursday are stepping up their protests over President Barack Obama issuing an executive order to shield some 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Obama has a long video trail of him talking about limits of presidential power to change immigration laws with a stroke of his pen and Republicans are highlighting that, including in the video above produced by the House Republican leadership.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth | AP file photo

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has baby girl: Born on Tuesday

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey announced on Thursday the birth of a baby girl on Tuesday, who they named Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey.