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Exclusive: White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains

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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota alone.

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Wed, Mar 4 2015

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. | Video

Politics, Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

Factbox: Obamacare case focuses on tax subsidies, insurance exchanges

- The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, focusing on the issue of tax subsidies available through insurance exchanges set up under the statute.

Politics, Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

Instant View: Supreme Court arguments help hospital shares

NEW YORK - Shares in hospitals shot up as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that threatens federal tax subsidies for residents of at least 34 states to help buy health insurance.

Politics, Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

Roberts, Obamacare's savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, kept his cards close on Wednesday.

Politics, Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decision

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NEW YORK - As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors are already devising a Plan B in case they lose medical coverage. | Video

Politics, Health, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. | Video

Politics, U.S. 04 Mar 2015

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

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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.

04 Mar 2015

Roberts, Obamacare's savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time

WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the decisive vote in 2012 to beat back the first major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, kept his cards close on Wednesday.

U.S., Politics 04 Mar 2015

Rejecting criticism, Netanyahu says Iran deal 'deeply flawed'

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TEL AVIV - Pushing back against President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he had presented a practical alternative in Washington to a "deeply flawed" nuclear accord being negotiated with Iran.

World, Israel 04 Mar 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.