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House breaks impasse, passes security funding without provisions

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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.

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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Fugitive ex-NSA contractor Snowden seeks to come home: lawyer

MOSCOW - A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home.

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Cleveland legal response to boy's shooting disrespectful: mother

CLEVELAND - Cleveland lawyers offered a disrespectful response to a lawsuit filed for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, fatally shot by police outside a recreation center in November, the boy's mother said on Tuesday.

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Virginia's Sweet Briar to close, part of drop in U.S. women's colleges

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's cash-strapped Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the summer, administrators said on Tuesday, part of a sharp decline in the number of U.S. women's schools.

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Three accidental shootings of Texas children prompt gun safety calls

AUSTIN, Texas - The shooting deaths of three youngsters after unattended guns ended up in the hands of children in the Houston area in the past five days have prompted calls by some in Texas to re-examine gun safety in homes.

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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

WASHINGTON - Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography.

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Judge orders white supremacist to stand trial in Kansas killings

OLATHE, Kan. - A Kansas judge on Tuesday ordered a Missouri white supremacist to stand trial on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April.

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NYPD interrogation procedures questioned in case of 1979 murder

NEW YORK - A prosecutor testifying at the trial of a man accused of the 1979 murder of a New York City boy on Tuesday defended a decision not to tape hours of police questioning of the suspect, saying it was common practice at the time not to record such interviews.

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