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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Obamacare challenge

- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law targeting tax subsidies intended to help people afford insurance, with Justice Anthony Kennedy appearing to be the possible swing vote in a decision. | Video

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL approval

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.

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Insight: From eastern flank, Iran-backed force advances on Tikrit

UDHAIM DAM, Iraq - Wearing military fatigues and a white turban, the Shi'ite cleric gave an eve-of-battle address to Iran-backed fighters preparing to attack Islamic State militants in Tikrit, praising them for defending their faith and urging them to fight honorably. | Video

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Rebels attack Aleppo security building, monitor says dozens killed

BEIRUT - Insurgents attacked a Syrian government security building in the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, bombing it and then launching a ground assault, sources on both sides and a monitoring group said.

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Euro zone rebuffs Spanish talk of new Greek bailout

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. | Video

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U.S. private sector adds jobs in February, but growth slows: ADP

NEW YORK - U.S. private employers added fewer jobs than expected last month, with the gains declining as well from January's revised level as growth slowed in some sectors, a payrolls processor report showed on Wednesday. | Video

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U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

WASHINGTON - A U.S. sanctions team is in Europe this week discussing possible deeper sectoral penalties against Russia if a ceasefire deal with Ukraine is further violated, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.