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U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request 6:35pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

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Top lawmaker wants corporate tax loophole 'plugged now'

WASHINGTON - Immediate government action is needed to stop U.S. corporations from avoiding federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate.

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Georgia Republicans to vote on U.S. Senate nominee after long fight

ATLANTA - A drawn-out fight between an 11-term congressman and a former Fortune 500 chief executive in a key U.S. Senate race is due to be decided by Georgia's Republican voters on Tuesday.

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U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: New Yorker

WASHINGTON - Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.

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Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

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