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NYT Today's Headlines - November 23, 2014: Top News: In Iran Talks, Seeks to Prevent a Covert Weapon.

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Most Popular   |   Video   |   Subscribe:  Digital /  Home Delivery Today's Headlines Sunday, November 23, 2014 Top News In Iran Talks, U.S. Seeks to Prevent a Covert Weapon By DAVID E. SANGER and WILLIAM J. BROAD Unstated during negotiations is the fear of a "sneakout," the risk of a bomb being produced at an undetected facility, or built from fuel and components obtained from one of Iran's few trading partners. Hour's Drive Outside Kabul, Taliban Reign By AZAM AHMED In the absence of international troops or their air support, the Taliban have eclipsed the legitimacy of government forces in several parts of Afghanistan. Turmoil Over Immigration Status? California Has Lived It for Decades By ADAM NAGOURNEY, IAN LOVETT and VINDU GOEL President Obama's executive action on immigration was almost anticlimactic to many people in California. For more top news, go to  NYTimes.com » Editors' Picks U.S. The

NYT First Draft on Politics | November 17, 2014: It’s a Make-or-Break Week for Congress.

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November 17, 2014 nytimes.com/firstdraft » It’s a Make-or-Break Week for Congress President Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, Okla., in March 2012. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press NOVEMBER 17, 2014 By Carl Hulse Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where the health secretary,  Sylvia Mathews Burwell , has embarked on an Affordable Care Act tour and President Obama  has returned after a trip to Asia and Australia. As the week begins, we look to the Senate for a clue on how the rest of this session will go. The post-election festivities are finished, and Mr. Obama is back in town. It’s time for the lame-duck Congress to get serious about what it will do – or won’t do. The first real action comes  tomorrow . That’s when the Senate will get the chance to send a bill expediting the Keystone XL pipeline to the president’s desk, or decide to leave the issue for the new Republican majority next year. Senator Richard J. Durbi