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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim-Blaming

As efforts increase around the nation to combat campus sexual assault, one aspect of prevention seems to confound schools the most: how to warn students about staying safe — without sounding like they're blaming the victim.

A massive amount of snow is keeping the Buffalo Bills from playing on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The game with the New York Jets has been moved to Detroit, and they'll play Monday night.

Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play N.Y. Jets In Detroit

Thanks to a massive snowstorm in western New York state, the National Football League has moved the Buffalo Bills' home game against the New York Jets this weekend to Detroit.

More than 5 feet of snow have fallen in some areas and even more had been expected by Friday.

'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

President Obama announced Thursday that he's using executive actions to grant temporary relief to some of the nearly 12 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.

WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

In a prime-time speech on Thursday, Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Via the PBS Newshour, here's video of Obama's 15-minute speech:

Also, here is the text of the speech as it was prepared for delivery:

My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A lot of us make the assumption that there are two kinds of drinkers: moderate drinkers who have a glass of wine with dinner, and on the other end of the spectrum, alcoholics.

But this is not an accurate picture, according to researchers.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (center) talks about recent Republican Party gains and the road ahead for the GOP as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry listen during a Wednesday press conference at the Republican governors' conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

More than two dozen members of the Republican Governors Association gathered this week in Boca Raton, Fla., to talk about policy issues and bask in their success after the recent midterm election.

Under New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chairmanship, the RGA spent $130 million and achieved remarkable success at the polls: All but two Republican governors running for re-election won. And the GOP even won governors' races in deep blue states like Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland.

President Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House on Thursday.

Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

After six years of often bitter back-and-forth with congressional Republicans over the issue of immigration, President Obama announced he has decided to go it alone by temporarily shielding up to 5 million immigrants from being deported.

This Chinese teenager weighs 353 pounds. At a "slimming center" in China's central Hubei province, he's exercising and undergoing acupuncture to lose weight.

The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Obesity used to be an issue primarily in well-off countries. It was one of those things flippantly dismissed as a "first-world problem." Now people are packing on the pounds all over the planet. In some fast-growing cities in China, for example, half the people are now overweight.

Sharnalle Mitchell (center) in Montgomery in May, after winning an injunction to stop the city from collecting court fines. With her (from left): attorney Alec Karakatsanis, fellow plaintiffs Lorenzo Brown and Tito Williams and attorney Matt Swerdlin.

Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

There may be a model for court reform in Ferguson, Mo., in a legal settlement that happened quietly this week in Alabama.

The city of Montgomery agreed to new polices to avoid jailing people who say they are too poor to pay traffic tickets. In that Alabama city, as in Ferguson, there's been tension between poor residents and police over the way people are fined for traffic tickets and other minor violations and then sometimes jailed for not paying.

Bioethicist Peter Singer argues that, under certain circumstances, people should have the right to die at a time of their choosing.

Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Since Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill in 1997, more than 700 people have taken their lives with prescribed medication — including Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an incurable brain tumor, who ended her life earlier this month.

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