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The Louisiana election runoff is coming to Capitol Hill with Republicans and Democrats scheduling votes on the Keystone XL pipeline, as each party seeks to clinch the last undecided U.S. Senate seat.

The House plans today to begin considering a bill sponsored by Republican Representative Bill Cassidy, who is in a Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu.

Asia cheered by China, European stimulus
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:20

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets followed the dollar higher on Monday as the prospect of further policy stimulus in China and Europe whetted risk appetites while sending the euro skidding.

The single currency was matching 28-month lows in early trade having shed 1.2 percent on Friday when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi surprised by declaring his commitment to fighting deflation.

That came hot on the heels of an unexpected cut in interest rates from the People's Bank of China, and sources told Reuters Beijing was ready to ease further to head off slowing inflation.

New Orleans Saints (4-6) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6-4)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT on Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans

Coaches: Sean Payton (77-45 in

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The seventh straight win was in the books, and Vince Wilfork had a message to get across to the people who doubted his New England Patriots early this season.

"So many people saying how bad we were .

Eagles beat Titans, look ahead to Cowboys
Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:10

PHILADELPHIA -- This game was barely over before the Philadelphia Eagles started looking ahead to the next one.

The Eagles cruised to a 43-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field to set up a Thanksgiving showdown with the Dallas Cowboys for first place in NFC East.

A prominent evangelical Christian leader has launched an effort to recruit 1,000 pastors willing to run for political office, hoping to inject religious issues and candidates into the 2016 election.

David Lane, the founder of the American Renewal Project, said he hopes he can persuade pastors to run for offices as varied as school board and city council to the state legislature and Congress.

  • Kenyan security forces crossed into Somalia and destroyed a camp, a Kenyan official says
  • The move was in response to an attack Saturday that left at least 28 people dead
  • Somali-based terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bus attack

(CNN) -- Kenyan security forces have killed 100 militants, an official said Sunday, one day after a deadly attack on a bus.

Forces crossed into Somalia to launch two "successful operations on the hideouts of the perpetrators," said Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.

St. Louis (CNN) -- A woman appears to have accidentally fatally shot herself in the head with a gun bought to prepare for possible Ferguson-related unrest, according to sources briefed on the police investigation.

The shooting occurred Friday night in downtown St. Louis, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said, in an area dominated by vacant lots beside a football stadium.

The female victim, identified in a police report as Becca Campbell, 26, was a passenger in a car involved in an auto accident.

Washed away.
Sunday, 23 November 2014 17:59

While much coastal restoration effort concentrates on building back marsh that’s washed away, it’s much more effective to prevent the loss in the first place.

That’s just what a series of projects in Vermilion Parish, some dating back 20 years, aims to do. Rock walls along the shoreline at Freshwater Bayou, including some built earlier this year, act as a bulwark against the onslaught of waves that can break down the marsh and quicken the process of erosion and land loss.

TUNIS - Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president, the final step in the North African state's transition to full democracy following a 2011 revolution that ousted long-time ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

Official results were yet to be announced, but shortly after the polls closed, Beji Caid Essebsi's secularist Nidaa Tounes party claimed he was ahead by at least 10 percentage points.

Essebsi, a former Ben Ali official, and rival Moncef Marzouki, the incumbent president, were expected to be front runners, but analysts said neither was likely to win enough votes to avoid a run-off in December.

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