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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama health care law


WASHINGTON - Two federal judicial panels on Tuesday delivered conflicting rulings on how the government subsidizes premiums through President Barack Obama's healthcare law, creating more uncertainty over signature legislation that has been dogged by challenges from Republicans and other conservatives.

Wave of migrant children threatens to swamp U.S. immigration courts

WASHINGTON - A deluge of Central American children pouring into the United States threatens to burst the seams of already overstuffed immigration courts, and President Barack Obama's steps to ease the crisis are likely to make matters worse rather than better for some, U.S. officials and immigration lawyers said.

Detroit workers, retirees give bankruptcy plan a boost

- Detroit will head into the critical phase of its historic bankruptcy case next month with the backing of an overwhelming majority of its active and retired workers and with opposition from a small, hard-core group of hold-out creditors.

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U.S. airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

- U.S. air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines said on Tuesday they have halted flights to Israel to ensure passenger safety as the turmoil in the region has intensified.

Aerospace & Defense, 1:32pm EDT

Feds: Police misconduct rampant in Newark, N.J., city OKs monitor

NEWARK N.J. - Federal investigators found police repeatedly violated civil rights in New Jersey's largest city, Newark, and recommended an independent monitor to oversee changes, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

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Defense lawyer says Ventura seeking attention with defamation suit

ST. PAUL Minn. - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation case is aimed at keeping the name of the fading star in the headlines at the expense of an ex-Navy SEAL who served his country with honor, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

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Manhunt on for armed bandits in $181,000 heist at Atlantic City casino

AVON-BY-THE-SEA N.J. - A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar's Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said.

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San Diego-area community expected to reject illegal immigrant shelter

SAN DIEGO - A Southern California city could find itself at the center of a nationwide debate over illegal immigration on Tuesday evening when officials there are expected to reject a bid by the U.S. government to open a shelter for unaccompanied migrant children.

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Last victim of fatal Washington mudslide believed found

- The last victim of a massive mudslide that buried much of a community in the Cascade foothills of Washington state in March and killed 43 people is believed to have been found, county authorities said on Tuesday.

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Parched Texas town turns to sewage water to keep city flush with water

DALLAS - When the going got tough due one of with worst droughts in a century, the parched Texas city of Wichita Falls got going with its program to recycle sewage water for drinking.

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