• U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

    The U.S. Senate's new Republican leader and President Barack Obama have vowed to end political gridlock.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 06, 2014, 7:32 AM EST
  • Kenyan medical worker from the Infection Prevention and Control unit wearing full protective equipment show on October 28, 2014, how to handle an infected Ebola patient on a portable negative pressure bed at the Kenyatta national hospital in Nairobi.

    The U.S. has praised Ebola-hit West African nations and foreign donors for their efforts in tackling the outbreak.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2014, 3:05 AM EDT
  •  Police officers arrest a demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown at City Hall November 26, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown, a 18-year-old black male teenager was fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson Police officer on August 9, 2014.

    The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet after two nights of racially charged unrest following a grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 27, 2014, 1:30 AM EST
  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama said hell defer deportations and open the chance of better jobs for about 5 million undocumented immigrants, ending months of build-up and initiating a showdown with congressional Republicans.

    President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation, easing the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 21, 2014, 7:44 AM EST