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  • Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race  - (Posted 36 minutes ago at Reuters)
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Campaigning as an outsider who would shake up Washington, a former Fortune 500 chief executive defeated an 11-term congressman in a Georgia runoff election on Tuesday between two Republicans seeking to fill an open U.S. Senate seat.
  • U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling  - (Posted 3 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday.
  • Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare  - (Posted 3 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form.
  • U.S. Senate sets $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome in emergency bill  - (Posted 6 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome rocket interception system in an emergency funding bill on Tuesday that also cut $1 billion from President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to deal with thousands of undocumented child immigrants.
  • U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare  - (Posted 7 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.
  • Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline  - (Posted 7 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud.
  • U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request  - (Posted 7 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.
  • Top lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'  - (Posted 8 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immediate government action is needed to stop U.S. corporations from avoiding federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty  - (Posted 9 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate.
  • Georgia Republicans to vote on U.S. Senate nominee after long fight  - (Posted 9 hours ago at Reuters)
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A drawn-out fight between an 11-term congressman and a former Fortune 500 chief executive in a key U.S. Senate race is due to be decided by Georgia's Republican voters on Tuesday.
  • U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress  - (Posted 18 hours ago at Reuters)
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.
  • Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker  - (Posted 19 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.
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