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House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives approved full fiscal-year funding for the U.S. domestic security agency on Tuesday, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who had wanted the bill to include language blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive orders on immigration.

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Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation. | Video

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Democrats scramble to defend Hillary Clinton over email flap

WASHINGTON - Democrats scrambled on Tuesday to contain the fallout from revelations that their favored 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, may have violated the spirit of federal records laws by using her personal email for work while secretary of state.

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Three dead as Kiev accuses Ukraine rebels of shelling

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine wounded as pro-Russian rebels shelled government positions despite a ceasefire deal, the military said on Tuesday, announcing Kiev's highest casualty toll in several days.

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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the Sunni militants. | Video

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All-white jury will hear Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON - An all-white jury that includes a restaurant manager, several retirees and a social worker will hear the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which gets underway with opening statements on Wednesday.

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Justice Department finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri police department routinely engages in racially biased practices, a law enforcement official familiar with the department's findings said on Tuesday.