Demonstrators assume the "hand's up don't shoot" position as others protesting the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Mo. lay in the street during a march through Pittsburgh on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Police cases converge to stir national debate

A day after protests erupted in New York over the decision not to charge a white officer in the death of a black man, civil rights leaders p…

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.  Just days before government funding expires, House Republican leaders are trying to strike a balance between the conservatives determined to stop President Barack Obama’s immigration order and other lawmakers just as determined to avoid another politically damaging shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House rebukes Obama on immigration

Outraged Democrats, immigrant advocates and the White House said the GOP was voting to tear families apart and eject parents.