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Texas GOP leaders call judge’s immigration ruling ‘victory for rule of law’

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican state leaders on Wednesday called a judge’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration a “victory for the rule of law” and the Constitution, and demanded the administration halt all preparations to implement the programs that would defer the deportation of 4.7 million people living in the country illegally.

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FAA proposes rules for commercial drones

WASHINGTON — Federal officials announced proposed rules Sunday for the operation of small commercial drones, opening the sky to more use of unmanned aircraft to perform tasks such as inspecting bridges, assisting in search-and-rescue operations, taking aerial photos of real estate and shooting scenes for movies and television.

Congress to debate US use of force

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama formally asked Congress to authorize military operations against Islamic State, seeking to put lawmakers on record in support of a Middle East conflict that seems likely to intensify in coming months and last beyond the end of his time in office.