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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama is on the same page with a bipartisan group of Senators on immigration reform. President Obama urged quick action on immigration reform, outlining his proposal at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
"If Congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, I will send up a bill based on my proposals and insist they vote on it right away," says President Obama.
The President's plan includes a pathway to citizenship.
"A process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning English and then going to the back of the line behind the folks coming here legally," says President Obama.
A plan pitched Monday by a group of bipartisan Senators includes a pathway for the 11 million undocumented immigrants, but it's contingent on border security and excludes federal benefits, among other things.
"What you get is a work permit, the ability to be here legally, we know where you are, we know where you live, we know where you work," says Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Neither the President's plan nor the Senate plan is in legislative language, meaning they're just frameworks, and the details will be tricky. On the Senate floor Tuesday, a smaller bipartisan immigration proposal was introduced that would almost double the number of visas available to highly skilled foreign workers.
"Why would we want to prevent the next person who would come in who would cure cancer, who would create a new energy source?" says Senator Amy Kobuchar (D-MN).
Some Senators want a comprehensive immigration reform bill by summer, but there are conservatives dead set against the pathway they call amnesty. Meanwhile, there will likely be a differing House version that is expected to begin taking shape next month. This issue continues to develop. You can get the latest on the immigration issue on TENNESSEE MORNINGS starting at 5am.
Tuesday, January 29 2013, 10:56 PM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.