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  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use  - (Posted 5 hours ago at Reuters)
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same.
  • California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation  - (Posted 6 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies  - (Posted 8 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 
  • House votes to arm Syrian rebels  - (Posted 9 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants.
  • U.S. senators call for federal judge to resign over wife beating  - (Posted 9 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators on Wednesday called for the resignation of a federal judge accused of beating his wife in an Atlanta hotel room last month.
  • Biden apologizes for 'Shylocks' gaffe, visits Iowa  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    DES MOINES (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze U.S. military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in Shakespeare.
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies  - (Posted 10 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m. 
  • U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq.
  • U.S. House votes to arm Syrian rebels, but questions remain  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants.
  • U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months.
  • Top U.S. Senate tax law writers urge renewal of tax breaks package  - (Posted 12 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy.
  • Former Connecticut governor's advice to company was 'ruse': witness  - (Posted 13 hours ago at Reuters)
    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland advised a healthcare company in the state as part of a "ruse" to try to hide that he was being paid to help the congressional campaign of the company owner's wife, an executive testified on Wednesday.
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