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U.S. Congress' backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance

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WASHINGTON - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress generated loud applause and worldwide headlines, it is unlikely to lead to new legislation or a shift in U.S. policy toward Iran.

Israel, Politics 5:29pm EST

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.

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Ferguson policies targeted blacks, created toxic environment: U.S. attorney general

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WASHINGTON/KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A U.S. probe found systemic racial bias targeted blacks and created a "toxic environment" in Ferguson, Missouri, but cleared a white officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager there, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. | Video

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Kerry says demanding Iran's 'capitulation' is no way to secure nuclear deal

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MONTREUX, Switzerland - Simply demanding Iran's capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday as he wrapped up three days of talks with a veiled dig at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. | Video

World, Davos 4:59pm EST

Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal could be close, details remain

WASHINGTON - Iran's foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed "we are very close" to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out.

4:59pm EST

U.S. oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news

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NEW YORK - U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. stockpiles. | Video

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Holder: Ferguson must act immediately on racial bias in policing

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on leaders of Ferguson, Missouri, to take "immediate, wholesale and structural corrective action" on the problems with the city's police that the Justice Department unearthed while investigating the shooting of an unarmed man this summer.

4:51pm EST

Russian security service chief says several suspects in Nemtsov case: agencies

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MOSCOW - The director of Russia's Federal Security Service said on Wednesday that an investigation into the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov had identified several suspects, Russian news agencies reported. | Video

4:33pm EST

Russia's Putin calls Nemtsov's murder political

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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext.

World, Russia 4:33pm EST

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. 4:33pm EST
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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.