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2015 A federal U.S. judge orders a halt to an executive order issued by President Barack Obama that allows approximately 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country; Obama expects to overcome this hurdle to implement the order as planned 2014 '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' dominate wins at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards ceremony; Chiwetel Ejiofor ('12 Years') and Cate Blanchett ('Blue Jasmine') receive leading actor and actress awards, respectively 2014 Eleven illegal gold miners are rescued from a collapsed shaft; the remaining men refuse to surface upon learning that the rescued men have been immediately arrested; over 200 miners may still remain in the shaft 2013 G20 finance ministers focus on the so-named "currency wars" during their meeting in Moscow, Russia 2013 A 6.2 earthquake occurs near the Philippine island of Mindanao, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries 2012 Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the Middle East...